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Old 23 September 2007, 12:43   #51
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i have to agree with searider whether you have a Fairline 38 or a Princess 50
try and press on in big seas and you will smash the boat up from the inside.
so its a compromise, big boat more accommodation slower speed in rough seas .
Cabin rib very very Quick able to go out in all most any conditions
but limited space. As for the Huntons it didn"t do it for me the quality was there but was it just a big boat with a big toilet in the consul, with a sort of lounge seating layout
i bet it looks great in the med or long Island but Cowes on a dull day ?
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Old 23 September 2007, 13:46   #52
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I think the Scorpion Cabin ribs are superb and if one was spending around 200000 on a boat, they would surely try and test a variation of different craft.
If i had that sort of money to spend on a luxury item it just might be "The Sting"

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Old 23 September 2007, 15:36   #53
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To be honest I would buy a used boat - 200,000 opens up all sorts of possibilities. Maybe a nice Aquastar 46 - awesome in the rough. Or an old trawler yacht - or even an Arun 52 ex RNLI......
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To be honest I would buy a used boat - 200,000 opens up all sorts of possibilities. Maybe a nice Aquastar 46 - awesome in the rough. Or an old trawler yacht - or even an Arun 52 ex RNLI......
Those are great choices for when I retire maybe!!
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To be honest I would buy a used boat - 200,000 opens up all sorts of possibilities. Maybe a nice Aquastar 46 - awesome in the rough. Or an old trawler yacht - or even an Arun 52 ex RNLI......
Great if you are retired or have a week to get to where you want to go.
bit of a slog if you want to do Jersey and back in a day.
Which i suppose is the point of the 10 mt Scorpion cabin rib
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http://www.custommarinesales.com/cla...age=out&id=104

These prices REALLY put things into perspective.

http://www.custommarinesales.com/cla...age=out&id=104

A skater cat with 3000hp and 185mph top speed - same price as the Scorpion!!!

http://www.custommarinesales.com/classifieds/index.php

Or a cigarette 41 offshore - new engines 2400hp.

It does make you think - my God I should be on Fuller's site!!!
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Some really nice looking boats there - and quite a big range!!!
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Old 24 September 2007, 00:56   #58
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http://www.custommarinesales.com/cla...age=out&id=104

These prices REALLY put things into perspective.

http://www.custommarinesales.com/cla...age=out&id=104

A skater cat with 3000hp and 185mph top speed - same price as the Scorpion!!!

http://www.custommarinesales.com/classifieds/index.php

Or a cigarette 41 offshore - new engines 2400hp.

It does make you think - my God I should be on Fuller's site!!!
Codders!!
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Ye...but codders does have a good point, anyhow if you fit the same goodies in a Scorpion cabin rib as you would find in a nice gin palace the same problem I am sure would occur
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Old 24 September 2007, 06:21   #60
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i have to agree with searider whether you have a Fairline 38 or a Princess 50
try and press on in big seas and you will smash the boat up from the inside.
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Maybe, but try telling that to Frank Kawolski (sp!!). http://www.safehavenmarine.com

Probably been posted before but some great video footage of Ardboats
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