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Old 23 July 2006, 16:40   #1
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scorpion on front page of this site

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The Scorpion on the front page of this site is yellow, can you remember what engine set up it had? i think it had a shaft i know it was one of the Hot Lemons but i cant remember the number, any idears?

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Old 23 July 2006, 18:28   #2
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Three, I think.

It's a surface drive really!

I would guess a Yanmar 300.

For interest, have a look at Hot Lemon 5 here: http://www.hotlemon.com
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It had a Tri-max suface drive.


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i had a look on the Hot Lemon web very nice but the price of a house. can you tell me about this tri max? how much are they ? good or bad? did it work or just somthing they tested? any info would be great
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Have a look at this http://zf-marine.com/ZFR/Surface_Dri...ex.cfm?PID=AAA
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And there was me thinking it was a normal Scorpion RIB - no wonder it did so well stripped out with surface drives.
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And there was me thinking it was a normal Scorpion RIB - no wonder it did so well stripped out with surface drives.
I think you've got your wires a bit crossed!

The open RIB which I think was HL3 had a single engine and Trimax surface drive. HL4 which is now Mystic Dragon has 2x Yanmar 300s with Bravo 1 drives, and is a standard Scorpion 10m Sports Cruiser, almost identical to Seahound 4. HL 5 is similarly powered, although I think with the later 315 Yanmars, and Bravo 1 drives again, however it's the stepped hull and lighter build that give the advantage. There are a few other tweaks and modifications to HL5 to enhance performance...
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thanks mark i have emailed them, do you know what sort of speed they were getting from this scorpion? 55kts .
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Actually I don't know how fast it was, although I would have thought 50+ knots was in the right area. Although I havn't been on the boat I have done a few channel crossings with it and it always look great.

Richard - If that was HL3 then there was a boat inbetween that and the first cabin RIB, either a 8.1 or 8.75 with a narrow engine bay. Drove that partly to France a few years ago along with Kevin Goulding

Think it HL3 went to Sweeden a few years ago ( 2001 ish ).

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no i know it is a singel engine and you can fit a surface drive to a normal hull like mine. the 10 meter scorpion is another level to mine. i just wanted to know a little more about the performace side of the first 3 Hot Lemons.

what is the reliabilty on the surface drives?
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