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Old 31 January 2013, 10:02   #1
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Scorpion vs Revenger

Does anyone have any experience of using similar products from the above rib builders ?

I would appreciate knowing which is softer ride, and drier ride.

Any info gratefully received.
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Old 31 January 2013, 10:19   #2
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Does anyone have any experience of using similar products from the above rib builders ?

I would appreciate knowing which is softer ride, and drier ride.

Any info gratefully received.
not much experience of Scorpion, other than a run out in one fitted with a Yam 350hp at Ribex a few years ago, very nice rib but the fuel consumption have had our Revenger 715 for 6 years now, excellent rib, very soft riding and very dry too. the only way to find out is to have a go in one, the 715 / 23 ft is the smallest rib Revenger build, I think Scorpion do a smaller one. either way, you won't go far wrong, both are excellent ribs
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Give Phil Morris at Revenger a call, he's one of the most helpful people I've ever spoken to re: ribs, a fountain of genuine knowledge, or drop him an email with your questions
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Both top end ribs.

Would say that the Revenger would be a faster boat all things being equal. Revengers have very tapered tubes which gives the impression of little bouyancy in the bow but in reality i dont believe thats a problem.

We looked hard at the 32 outboard before we bought the Hunton, great great boat!

Scorpions are very well made and great performing and looking boats.

Of the two, i would go Scorpion but it would be a very nice decision to make! we loved our scorpion and came very close late last year to getting another one!

edit, ref Phil Morris, fantastic bloke and very helpful. for Scorpions, talk to Stewart Thornley, equally as helpful and all round nice guy.
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I have spoken to both Phil and Stewart, and agree that both are very nice, and know their stuff, which is often not the case in the marine industry, in my experience.
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Both nice boats with good reputations. Chris's revenger certainly rides well, I've had the pleasure of watching it for many an hour going through various seas.

It has a very "pointy" shape in comparison to other ribs I see, so probably less room up front than equivalent length boats. With tapered tubes and also more of a tapered angle from the bow to the final deep V at the back, I think it is quite a quick hull, probably more economical and rides through choppy sea very well compared to others. Conversely I would assume the bow is more likely to stuff in a big swell, but it would have to be a BIG swell. It's a lovely boat.
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i guess a lot depends on size of rib you are looking at, we like the 715 as its comfortable, goes very well with a 150hp, and in comparison to similar size ribs is cheap to run, and still looks like new
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Don't wait to long, rumour has it Revenger might be giving up soon.
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Both nice boats with good reputations. Chris's revenger certainly rides well, I've had the pleasure of watching it for many an hour going through various seas.

It has a very "pointy" shape in comparison to other ribs I see, so probably less room up front than equivalent length boats. With tapered tubes and also more of a tapered angle from the bow to the final deep V at the back, I think it is quite a quick hull, probably more economical and rides through choppy sea very well compared to others. Conversely I would assume the bow is more likely to stuff in a big swell, but it would have to be a BIG swell. It's a lovely boat.
if the swell was that BIG I'd be in the Gazelle with you Paul
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