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Old 01 March 2005, 08:44   #21
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We will have the BananaShark at the show and it will meet the above requirements although it is not the normal layout for a RIB - There is a 6' (Nearly 2m) locker under the foredeck, seats 5 and rough water won't be a problem as the race boat has proved many times! Here's a thread with some photos - Leisure BananaShark on the water! The CE marking is mostly done and more photos and pricing to follow soon - watch this space! There will also be a seperate thread with "The making of" from plug to mould to finished boat.
She does'nt look like a banana, more like a shark.

How much power can she handle and whats her max. speed ?

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Old 01 March 2005, 08:50   #22
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SimpleSimon, you really are living up to your name!

In the time we have had our Scorpion (1 yr 8 mths) we have never stuffed it. I have only ever heard of a very few instances of Scorpions stuffing and in each case either the boat was out in awful weather, or the skipper admitted making an error, or both!

Regarding tubes parting company with the hull, I know of only one instance which was in the case of an early cabin RIB and the problem was rectified on that and all other cabin Scorpions.

Simon, please could you tell us exactly where you get your views on Scorpions from. Do you own one? Or use one regularly?
I suspect the Simple one is trolling a tiny bit, but....

You can of course stuff a Scorpion. I've done it, in fact I've done it with Blue Ice and Cyanide in the same place ('bout 3 miles off Plymouth breakwater) a year apart! Point is that Scorps are very seaworthy hulls, do work well, have been used for some very extended cruising (Mike Deacon, Richard Reddyhof, Allen C, Mark Wildey, Brian Elliott errm, me can all testify to that!). Are they overhyped and overpriced? Probably. Finish and build quality are excellent - Blue Ice is in better condition than many far younger RIBs, but Graham Jelly has found a niche (quite a large one) of folks who are prepared to pay the premium for his product so good luck to him I say!

Revenger's are also very well built I think. Can recall a very bumpy but solid 50kt ride in a Revenger 27 off Essex a few years ago. My only negative thought about Revengers is I'd prefer some bow sheer rather than the straight level line. Personal thing.

That being said I'd be really interested in seeing some pics of the monster ribs unlimited RIB with twin yanmars. We can all dream........
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Old 01 March 2005, 13:47   #23
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Revenger treated me like shit on a shoe at the Southhampton boat show!! Very poor show!
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Old 01 March 2005, 13:58   #24
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Scorpion did the same to me at Ribex last year!!!
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Old 01 March 2005, 14:04   #25
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Revenger treated me like shit on a shoe at the Southhampton boat show!! Very poor show!

I have spoken recently to the people at the Swanwick branch of Revenger (Phil Morris) yesterday, and also to Tim at Northney where I keep my boat. I was treated very well by both of them despite my daft questions. Very helpful indeed. Very knowledgeable and accomodating.

I agree with you Andy it is a very poor show when you get badly treated at the boatshow by anyone, there is no excuse.

I can only think they must have had a bad hair day at SBS! Or they had dealt with Zillions of Tyre kickers and made a mistake with you.

The boats though, they speak volumes. Build quality is excellent, including (my pet hate) the wiring.

Nope...i am nothing to do with revenger but I would really like to own one one day.


Maybe they will give me a hefty discount now!! arf
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Old 01 March 2005, 14:29   #26
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[QUOTE=Alan] I suspect the Simple one is trolling a tiny bit, /QUOTE]Eeee, tha knows that simple simon is just a jackarse!!!
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Old 01 March 2005, 15:22   #27
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I moved my interest from the revenger 27 to the 29 with optimax 225, as the price is really good...
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Old 01 March 2005, 15:44   #28
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i seem to remember simple simon slagging off scorpion once before in another thread.. i cant find it which is a shame as when i asked him to quantify his experience and knowledge on why scorpions were renouned for stuffin iHHo he never replied. Maybe he will this time???!!!! im prepaired to listen to everyone (even the dull and ignorant) and as i want to buy a scorpion id like to know any weeknesses.. i am baffled as warped vs usually cut through evreything and blunt things stuff... i have noticed when looking around second hand scorpions some have new tubing under nose and some seem to have extra layers, maybe thats insurance and over engineering or maybe simple simon is right..

simon?? its over to you
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i seem to remember simple simon slagging off scorpion once before in another thread.. i cant find it
Here you go: http://www.rib.net/forum/showthread....2554#post72554
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Old 01 March 2005, 17:28   #30
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What do you think of the 225 optimax on the revenger 29, is it enough power?
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