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Old 27 February 2005, 12:16   #1
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revnger or scorpion?

I am thinking of buying a revenger 27, or a scorpion 8.60, in Greece. Which is better, both as built quality, and as handling in bad weather?
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Old 27 February 2005, 12:39   #2
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Funny how lots of people compare these two boats... they are completely different!

You will probably find that the Revenger hull is faster, but the Scorpion better handling in rough weather.

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Old 27 February 2005, 13:10   #3
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i think thats a fair reply, i started a thread with the same title about a year ago.. i think ive finally decided i want a scorpion but havent closed the doors on revenger.. problem is now i gotta find the money!!scorpion or revenger
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Old 27 February 2005, 13:13   #4
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Scorpions sold in Greece are built here, not in the UK, so I am a bit conserned on the built quality. On the other hand Revengers are built in the UK, and the quality is perfect IMO.
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Old 28 February 2005, 03:55   #5
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It will also depend on what you want to use it for.

I spent quite some time deciding which boat to buy. Basically i came down to a few boats, however i made my mind up by

1) The Revenger, i found when i got whippy was a little more unstable than the Scorpion, also it took on loads of water. But in nice conditions boy did it go

2) I can only speak for the UK market but the quality is very good and the boat handles well. I think Scorpions , especially the new ones are very expensive. I got my second hand.

So i ended up with a Scorpion
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Old 28 February 2005, 03:59   #6
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Revenger

My dad has got the Revenger 29 inbord. We have got been out in some pritty rough weather and have not found it a problem. I find that the boat is two different boats in rough and calm days. In the rough trim her properly and she will plow her way thorugh most then in the calm she becomes the speedster that they are built for. Superb boats the revengers. I have been out on a few of the ribs which have gone off to greece and other dealers over seas and i am very pleased with the way they deal with there over seas customers.

Let us know what you chose.
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Old 28 February 2005, 04:05   #7
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I will be very very interested in these reply's also.

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Old 28 February 2005, 04:08   #8
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what you lookin for Dan
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Old 28 February 2005, 06:11   #9
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what you lookin for Dan
Something around 7.5 meters wich handels very good in high waves end with enough storage-space to keep thing dry. Ofcourse they all have space for 4 seats.
Not heavyer than 1200 kg and a console with enough space for some elektronics at good heigth.
We will visit the Ribbex to see most of the Ribs next of June.

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Old 28 February 2005, 08:28   #10
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big question danny is whats ur budget. most good ribs scorpion especially are like buying a new a bmw and do reach some very dizzy and silly prices.. i rekon i need atleast 45-50k for a 8.1m which aint happening
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