Originally Posted by Pete7
owners likely know what they are doing and take care and pride in there ribs
Flattery will get you everywhere.
Have only driven my 6.5m Scorpion but can confirm that the fine bow is great in a head sea.
It does tend to put its nose in the air a bit but maybe this is because you can drive quite hard up sea and are bound to catch a bigger one every once in a while.
Observing larger Scorpions they seem to do the same.
Never stuffed mine - but tend to be careful going downwind.
The only downside of the very fine bow that I have experienced is that if you are going diagonally across the sea and don't land level (athwartships) the bow can hook causing the boat to steer off to one side. Have nearly fallen out twice doing this.
Once by accident on the way to Weymouth, the first time my Brother had driven it, and once when driving "enthusiastically" over the wake of a ship to see what would happen. Think I'll slow down a bit going over ships wakes in future
Would be interesting to see what a larger one is like to drive. Must work harder and save some pennies.