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Old 20 September 2007, 11:34   #31
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Old 20 September 2007, 11:47   #32
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I think Cods first reference to Hunton was more along the lines of Gin palace cabin cruiser rather than the racing thouroughbred. If you love using a rib all year round and you want a cabin, it makes sence to buy a "Cabin Rib" with some pedigree. Agreed they come at a cost, but the people buying them will love them and use them, and not leave them in the marina for ten months of the year.
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Old 20 September 2007, 13:33   #33
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Hehehhhehhe, watch that blood pressure!!
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watch that blood pressure!!

att dis mowmint inn tyme uvverwize nowen az noww orl dem welch nobburs av gott sum blud presher izunt itt cuz thers bin a owtbrake ov welch wimmin getin pregnunt evun de bigg fatt munters sinse de sheepies orl gott fut an mowf diseez

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Old 20 September 2007, 13:53   #35
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I would love a big cabin rib, but I think they loose some of the thrill of a small boat. Was out in a huge ocean dynamics rib with a cabin etc. Really impressive rough water handling but i felt it was as much fun as being on the fast ferry from Stranraer to Belfast. I think when it comes to ribs there is an optimum size and that is about 7.5-8 m
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Old 20 September 2007, 16:19   #36
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I think when it comes to ribs there is an optimum size and that is about 7.5-8 m
This month's Rib International mentioned that Shearwater will be producing a full cabin RIB (as opposed to their current small central cabin) in the future. still based on the 7 / 8 metre Ring hull

I expect it'll be a little more reasonably priced than the Scorp as well.
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One of the main reason I went for a RIB in the first place was to get as much deck space as possible - having a cabin means you lose 1/2 the boat. I think the ideal design is a walkaround - maybe like the Protectors or the Shearwater but if you want a decent sized cabin and still be able to walk around it you need a big boat.
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One of the main reason I went for a RIB in the first place was to get as much deck space as possible
A Whiteshark or similar centre console would have been best for deck space. RIBs have fairly little for their hull length due to the narror internal beam.
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Old 20 September 2007, 17:06   #39
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i looked at the Shearwater before i bought charlie brown and there is no doubt its a good looking rib. although i havent seen it close. i gather its very good build quality too so all round its a good rib.

The article in Rib Intl does say it may not be suited to offshore cruising whereas i believe the scorpion is! (based on experience with my own)

i fear this has gone off topic now as they original question was about a particular scorpion cabin rib!

for what its worth, i would love a ride in a cabin scorpion. maybe one day i will be able to afford one!!
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So getting back on Topic, how about this Ugly mother of a Scorpion RIB

Still, it did have some taste and have a brace of 300 Yams hanging off the back
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