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Old 22 September 2006, 07:08   #1
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Scorp 7.5m + suzuki 300??

Thinking of the above set up. Has anyone ever put a single 300 yamaha on one or another 7.5 Rib? Or is it too much? speed is the key on this one.

Or has anyone thort of this idea and come up with any floors i.e scorp recomending that 300hp is to much for the hull???

Saw the new Suzuki 300 yesterday at the boatshow, it looked v.cool, as do all Suzuki's.

comments would be most helpfull.

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Old 22 September 2006, 10:24   #2
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250 is the recommended maximum.... what sort of speed do you want?
http://www.scorpionribs.com/7.5m.html
You would probably be better off with an 8.1 if you want to use a 300hp engine
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Ok. well 60kts was our goal. does anyone know what it would go like with a 250? I think the 8.1 is a bit big to trailer on our small roads here in Jersey.
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Scorpion 7.5 with Evinrude 250 DI 98 km/hr = 60,8 mph = 52,9 kn.
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Mark M - Nice pictures where were they taken

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Two nice action shots - what location?

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Added another two.
This is in the north of Holland, the IJsselmeer.
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Ok. well 60kts was our goal. does anyone know what it would go like with a 250? I think the 8.1 is a bit big to trailer on our small roads here in Jersey.
Nick,

The Scorpion hull is not as fast as some of the competiotion (like Revenger) good sea keeping is their strong point. From memory a 7.5 with 200 Fichct E'rude achieved 55 knts when we tested one last year. You may achieve your goal with a 300hp, but if Scorpion say it's too much power they probably know what they are talking about.

In my experience the 8.1m is much better in tricky sea conditions than the 7.5m, but I understand what you say about trailing.


An 8.1m with stepped hull & a 300hp could be the answer to your quest, but it's not cheap

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Went on the Deauville cruise last week and i can only confirm that the sea keeping of the scorpion was as good as i think you can get.
As for speed, doing the Channel showed me that its not all about 60 knts
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300 Promax

When I was lookig for my boat a couple of years ago there was a 7.5 Scorpion with a 300 promax for sale - so it has been done!
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Scorpion are pretty helpful people, why not simply ask them for their thoughts on this and explain your reasons, I am sure its a simpler way to get an accurate answer..
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