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Old 27 June 2007, 05:35   #11
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Yes the boat rocks, but very quick on the plane. There is no drag of the tubes.
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Old 28 June 2007, 12:39   #12
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thanks for all the replies.

Will let you know what im up to when i get back from sunny Kos.

Just to rub it in, its been 42 degrees for the last three days!
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Old 28 June 2007, 12:40   #13
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Not sure I like the way the tubes don't sit on the water at rest - do they rock when you're loading stuff on or moving about? Do you get tossed around (ooer) when you're fishing??
There are two schools of thought with this one:

First - Tubes out - This means that although the boats rocks (depends on how high the tubes are), the tubes are not going to be in the water if you're on a mooring. It can also "wander" at slow speeds if someone moves around in the boat.

Second - Tubes in - This gives a very stable boat at rest and at displacement speeds, and with correct design will not influence top speeds - our race boat does well over 70mph with a 200hp engine! Our tubes always touch the water but it's a personal preference!
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When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
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Old 29 June 2007, 03:22   #14
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I'd agree with all the positive comments here - try one & see for yourself

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Feel free to come and charter one for the day
I had the pleasure of driving Lynx (with 275 Verado) back to Lymington from Ribex in typical Solent chop - what a well sorted boat! On second thoughts Howard don't charter this one unless you have very strong will power..


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I do - he posts on here - Norwegian ribrafting lot - not that impressed with their Scorpion - now use Revengers.
Codders it's not my place to explain here, but there is another side to this story

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Old 29 June 2007, 08:06   #15
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Codders it's not my place to explain here, but there is another side to this story

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Maybe there is but why didn't anyone from Scorpion bother defending themselves? I most certainly would. Yes I agree they were giving their boat some very serious abuse but then again Scorpion were obviously aware of what the boat was used for. They don't seem to have the same trouble with their Revengers.
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Old 29 June 2007, 12:56   #16
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Please, lets not get into a dispute here!!

i should have been more specific with my question. 7.5 meter with 225 opti for leasure use only
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Old 29 June 2007, 13:02   #17
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Please, lets not get into a dispute here!!

i should have been more specific with my question. 7.5 meter with 225 opti for leasure use only
And that is a beautiful combination.
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Old 29 June 2007, 17:13   #18
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Interesting posts! I suspect Graham and the Scorpion crew don't defend, because they don't need to.

2 years ago I bought a 10 year old Scorpion, which exceeded all expectations. I live in the Channel Islands, and we get hit with the full fury of the Atlantic. I ran the boat for a full 2 seasons, including winter outings, and it never ever let me down (well the Optimax did, but that's another story ...). The rib itself is built with the most extraordinary attention to detail and build quality.

This year I treated myself to a new 8.5m. I put my old rib, Quick Exit, on the market and sold it in 3 days for 500 less than I bought it for. I've got zero criticisms of the new rib - the pacific rim seat at the stern, and superb build quality makes the boat really stand out (and it's yellow tubes help). The new rib lands better than the old one, it seems to have better weight distribution.

The experience of buying from Joyce (she's amazing!), and Graham's team was an absolute pleasure, and the after-sales service second to none.

I took the last rib through 30' F7 waves (witness to prove), and lived to tell the tale. There's nothing to beat it.
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Old 29 June 2007, 18:12   #19
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Interesting posts! I suspect Graham and the Scorpion crew don't defend, because they don't need to.
I don't dispute they are very good boats but I am very suprised a company that values it reputation so much can't be bothered to set the record straight!!!
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Old 29 June 2007, 18:53   #20
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I don't dispute they are very good boats but I am very suprised a company that values it reputation so much can't be bothered to set the record straight!!!
Why bother? Your critics dont believe you and your supporters dont care....
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