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Old 02 July 2008, 18:29   #1
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scorpion cabin ribs

im looking for some pics of the earlier scorpion cabin ribs, i remember a turquoise and a red one..... one called cyanide??

how many of these were made and anyone got any pics? internal and external

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Old 02 July 2008, 18:49   #2
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Have you tried getting in touch with Graham Jelley?! He'll have the figures and he might be willing to send you some pictures. Are you thinking of converting yours to a cabin RIB?

Cyanide, a turquoise cabin Scorp, was owned by RIBnet member Brian so you could try PMing him and/or RIBnet member Charles, who owned a yellow cabin Scorp. The two red ones I know of (apart from the Sting) are owned by Chris Strickland and a mate of Charles but I don't think either are RIBnet members. There's also a dark blue one called Rosy B - not sure who owns her now. Of course, there are also the two yellow ones: Hot Lemon and Mystic Dragon - neither owner is a RIBnet member.

Might be able to find a piccie or two at the weekend. In the meantime, have a look at www.hotlemon.com and www.seahoundracing.com. No pictures yet though, I'm afraid!
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Old 03 July 2008, 05:25   #3
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Scorpion Cabin Rib

Hi,

I now own Cyanide and she lives in Bangor, Northern Ireland. Whatever pictures you would like let me know and I'll email them to you!

Scorpio is another cruiser with twin 225 outboards. My brother owns her and I can provide whatever pictures you may need!
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Hi,

I now own Cyanide and she lives in Bangor, Northern Ireland. Whatever pictures you would like let me know and I'll email them to you!

Scorpio is another cruiser with twin 225 outboards. My brother owns her and I can provide whatever pictures you may need!

Hey thats brilliant! ARe they the only two older shape cabin ribs do you know??
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Hey thats brilliant! ARe they the only two older shape cabin ribs do you know??
there is one at Southampton Dry Stack with blue tubes and a twin stern drive engine installation
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bloo-y hell, thats lovely!!!
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The photos that Dirk put up are of the NEW cabin rib. This is a 10m boat and of new(ish) design. It is not part of the "original" run which consists of 4 boats.
Boat 1.
Scorpio is now owned by James Youngs brother (who lives in Jersey). It was previously owned by Charles (who also lives in Jersey) who re-engined it. It was originally owned by a chap who lived in that WWII fort by the Needles on the Isle of Wight. As James says it now has twin Suzukis.
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Is now owned by Steve Banks (who lives in Guernsey). It has a single outboard.
Boat 3 is diesel, a Yanmar 300 with a Bravo 3 leg and is (variously) somewhere in Spain or somewhere in Norway.
Boat 4 is the last to be built in 2001. It is called Cyanide (millions of photos available) and I (who used to live in Alderney) sold it in 2007 to James.

There were only 4 of this design built.

An interesting history, seemingly of Scorpion cabin ribs owned by Channel Islanders!
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The photos that Dirk put up are of the NEW cabin rib. This is a 10m boat and of new(ish) design. It is not part of the "original" run which consists of 4 boats.
Boat 1.
Scorpio is now owned by James Youngs brother (who lives in Jersey). It was previously owned by Charles (who also lives in Jersey) who re-engined it. It was originally owned by a chap who lived in that WWII fort by the Needles on the Isle of Wight. As James says it now has twin Suzukis.
Boat 2.
Is now owned by Steve Banks (who lives in Guernsey). It has a single outboard.
Boat 3 is diesel, a Yanmar 300 with a Bravo 3 leg and is (variously) somewhere in Spain or somewhere in Norway.
Boat 4 is the last to be built in 2001. It is called Cyanide (millions of photos available) and I (who used to live in Alderney) sold it in 2007 to James.

There were only 4 of this design built.

An interesting history, seemingly of Scorpion cabin ribs owned by Channel Islanders!
Sorry Brian - have to correct you on a number of issues!
Dr.Kevin Westman was the original owner of 'Wight Scorpion' now Scorpio. He lives in the penthouse across from Hurst Castle, I think it is Hurst Fort. We sold Scorpio to Daniel Young (James''s brother) powered by twin 225hp Optimax engines, not Suzukis.
SeaHound IV was owned by Chris Strickland, Steve Banks in Guernsey now owns her. He took off the 300hp Promax engines and stuck twin 200hp Johnson's on her tail - she goes very well.
The next Scorpion Cabin rib is gray, was owned by a lovely chap in Penzance, boat was called 'Hot Air ' with a single 200 Evinrude. This was sold to two marine engineers in Fowey who re-engined her with a 250 - they were trying to sell her a few years ago I heard. Then of course, the last cabin rib of that vintage and desigh was Cyanide, bought new by Brian Elliott (became a Judas) and moved to IOM!! He sold ger to James Young and she is tucked up in Bangor, NI.

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