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Old 19 May 2001, 19:09   #1
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Scorpion or Revenger

Which one makes the best cruising boat, Revenger 29 or Scorpion 8,5 (the twister)?
Talking about diesel here.

In general which boat would you say is the best (better build,better handling,more seaworthy) offshore cruiser around this size?

All experiences are welcome...
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Old 21 May 2001, 19:07   #2
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Why do I not get an answer?

Please I really need advice on that one!
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Old 22 May 2001, 04:30   #3
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After being at Ribex I would have to say that the Scorpion Ribs had the best standard of finish at the show. Also a lot of their ideas are very practical.
Personally I don't like the Revenger boats much, never did agree with the tapered tubes or the low bow! I don't think they would be an ideal boat for cruising especially if the weather turns nasty.

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I have just bought a new diesel Scorpion after nearly a year of searching for my particular ideal.
I believe that Revenger is good for speed in calmer weather.
I personally wanted a long range cruiser built to a very high quality standard, that would be good for all sea conditions and top speed is not an issue for me. I also talked in depth to a number of owners of both brands of boats before making my decision.
Good luck with whatever you decide.
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I think you will find that the "alleged problems with the 300" are now a long way ago.
This engine now uses a Bravo 3X leg not Bravo 3. The 3X is much more beefed up. Also the weight/power ratio of the 300 Yanmar is better than any other I have come across. If you want to know more talk to E.P.Barrus in the Uk for an in depth opinion. I have found that Mercruiser are NOT the people to go to for advice on this.
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Out of interest, why diesel and not outboard? Price of fuel?
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Three words: Price of fuel, reliability, safety.

Personally I never had an outboard RIB, my previous one being a 20 ft 275hp Mercruiser petrol inb.

This is not my ideal engine combination thought, as I would have definatelly prefered now twin four strokes.
for the same boat.But for bigger RIBs its only Diesel.
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That is what I want too.A long range cruiser built to a very high quality standard, good for all sea states.
I am not interested in top speed at all as long as it is near 40 kn,half loaded.

I will probably go for the SCORPION 8,5 or a RIBTEC which of course are not cheap options.I also think I'll favor the Yanmar 250 rather than the 300,due to the alleged problems with the bravo combination.

The deck layout would probably have to be changed,with a raised fwd deck extention (med-style,more practical for storage,and you can sleep on it if you feel like)and bolster seats instead of jockeys.
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