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Old 19 June 2005, 14:52   #1
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Like anyone who buys a boat, the one I REALLY want (an 8.1 Scorpion, fully loaded) would require me to sell my soul - My wife is not too happy about this idea.

However, I've just been reading about the Shearwater 750 and 860 cuddy cabin RIBs, which may have a reasonable prospect of meeting my requirements.

They have an offshore (racing?) hull, designed by Mike Ring, which I should have thought must be good news.

Does anyone on RIBnet own one of these or have information about them that they would like to share with either us (or me)?

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Old 19 June 2005, 15:10   #2
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Why don't you get Brians Scorpion, he has just reduced the price.
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Old 19 June 2005, 18:07   #3
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Why don't you get Brians Scorpion, he has just reduced the price.
A bit of a problem here - If we are talking about "Cyanide", I think it's over 9 metres - I can just see me saying "It's OK officer, two and a half metre draw bars are perfectly legal, you know"!

I need to be able to tow it legally, as I shall be keeping it some 20 miles from the water.

A nice thought though!

Cheers!

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Old 20 June 2005, 10:22   #4
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A bit of a problem here - If we are talking about "Cyanide", I think it's over 9 metres - I can just see me saying "It's OK officer, two and a half metre draw bars are perfectly legal, you know"!

I need to be able to tow it legally, as I shall be keeping it some 20 miles from the water.

A nice thought though!

Cheers!

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Why Chris?

I have never towed Cyanide anywhere. Keep her on a marina.
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Old 20 June 2005, 15:05   #5
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If you want an alternative to a Scorpion, we are a new manufacturer of leisure RIBs, with a racing background (we lapped everything else in the rough at Ramsgate a week ago). There are a few photos around here, just do a search for BananaShark! It obviously depends on the intended use as to how appropriate it would be for you - they are very different to the Scorpions!

By the way it's called a BananaShark Seven Seventy, it's 7.7m long, and easily towable, I've towed the raceboat to races in Italy, Norway, Gibraltar and Norway, and visited France, Holland, Germany and Denmark on the way! We did take it to South Africa as well, but we put it in a container for that one!


We have different packages depending on budget and a demo boat, so if you're interested give us a call, 07836 268747 or 01548 856078 Cookee AKA John Cooke.
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When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
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Old 20 June 2005, 16:17   #6
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..... does it have a cabin though?
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Old 21 June 2005, 02:55   #7
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As you know it doesn't have a cabin, (it does have a 6' long dry locker though!) but I'm not familiar enough with the Scorpion range to know whether the 8.1 does either?
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The only Scorpions built with cabins were:
4 off the 9.5s
and (I think), 3 of the twin engined 10m.

All others are "open".
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The only Scorpions built with cabins were:
4 off the 9.5s
and (I think), 3 of the twin engined 10m.

All others are "open".
The original 8.5 Sportscruiser also had cabins, 3 were built.
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Old 22 June 2005, 05:33   #10
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Glad we sorted that out then ................ 8.1 .............. open!
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