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Old 23 June 2007, 09:54   #1
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Scorpion Ribs

Afternoon,

I have heard lots of very good things about them, in my mind, they are the nicest looking ribs i have seen.

what are peoples views on them, ideally i am after first hand experience of them, running them, any problems experienced, what they are good for, what they are not so good for.....

thanks
Howard.
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Old 23 June 2007, 13:26   #2
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I dont know any body who as owned a Scorpion that would want any other make.
I for one think its the best rib made, not cheep but all round and resale included
After sales for me could not be better even down to them replacing the rubber seals FOC on the counsel after i broke them.
Try one last and make your own mind up
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Old 23 June 2007, 16:58   #3
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I dont know any body who as owned a Scorpion that would want any other make.
I for one think its the best rib made, not cheep but all round and resale included
After sales for me could not be better even down to them replacing the rubber seals FOC on the counsel after i broke them.
Try one last and make your own mind up

I do - he posts on here - Norwegian ribrafting lot - not that impressed with their Scorpion - now use Revengers.
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Old 23 June 2007, 17:22   #4
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They are not cheap, everything is inhouse built. Ask people on this forum.

Freetrader has a brand new 8,5m with e-tec 250. MarkM has a older one with same engine...if i remember right.

Take a close look at a scorpion, old or new, if you can visit scorpionribs and take a look and you will be impressed.
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Old 23 June 2007, 18:09   #5
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So difficult to explain really, but it is a combination of things that make it stand out. Hand built to order which includes getting your inside leg measured to insure your seats are to your size. The perfect hull which gives such a good ride, everyone will say there's is best but you go out in one and you will understand. You will note that the engine is offset which not only scorpoin do, but is a sign of a well set up boat.

We have had ours out in 55kts off Hurst castle in very confused seas and you can not fault them. Then look at deprecation of a scorpion in compression to any other rib and you will see why so many people stick with them and then buy another one.

Feel free to come and charter one for the day
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Old 24 June 2007, 02:51   #6
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Same here, we have a 8m Scorpion and we tested a few other established ribs before buying. The Scorpion has got the balance perfect between comfort and speed..
up from me..
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Same here, we have a 8m Scorpion and we tested a few other established ribs before buying. The Scorpion has got the balance perfect between comfort and speed..
up from me..
Agree with that. In rough seas my Scorpion overtakes all the others. For example a Revenger has more speed than a Scorpion in the same setting but I can keep the speed up in the big waves.
In short it's the best there is.
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Recommendation: put enough horsepower on. I've the 7.5 (7,75m long) with 250hp and that's great. Before I used to have a 150hp; used more fuel and was harder to drive in the bigger waves.
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really fine boat shandle the power very well and built with absolute care and flair.

Mine was stolen or else I'd be a much happier ribber. The hull desig is a cracker
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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??
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