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Old 16 August 2007, 12:36   #21
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Its a feeling of confidence i get knowing it will do what it says on the tin
and also knowing that my hard earned cash is not depreciating at the rate i know it would with most other ribs.
The fact that scorpion don't make stock boat, each one is made to the owners needs, just adds to the special feel you get.
They are more expensive than most of the other ribs out there, but i think they are worth every penny not even Revenger's have the following Scorpion have.
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Old 16 August 2007, 12:46   #22
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And unlike certain P28's they have been known to leave the solent.

As I understand it, if you go beyond the needles, the sea just ends and you 'fall off the world'! and it's completely flat up to that point.
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Old 16 August 2007, 13:41   #23
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Yeah about as boring as you harping on about them all the time.....
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Old 16 August 2007, 14:16   #24
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Yeah about as boring as you harping on about them all the time.....
The thing is Codders...... I was asked as a Scorpion owner for my opinion.. soooo I gave it !!

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Old 16 August 2007, 14:27   #25
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Old 18 August 2007, 14:43   #26
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My baby

Not been around for a bit, because we've just had no.4 baldy. Otherwise I wouldn't have missed the chance to shout about my fifth baby.

My first Scorpion was 10 years old. When I bought it, my mate said, don't worry the tubes will shine up as new, which they did. Absolutely amazing boat, which I sold a year later for 500 less than I paid for it.

This year, I bought a new Scorpion. I was a bit daunted by some of the scarey customer service stories I'd heard, but experienced the absolute opposite. Scorpion have exceeded all expectations for me, and after-sales care has also been excellent.

But to the boat. Balderdash is a really swanky boat, beautifully built and strong as an ox. I've found the new boat has a higher centre of gravity, and with extra power (250 E-tec) needs to be watched on sharper turns, but it's still very forgiving.

Best of all though is the residuals. Buyers know they're buying the Merc of the seas that will go and go.
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Not been around for a bit, because we've just had no.4 baldy. Otherwise I wouldn't have missed the chance to shout about my fifth baby.

My first Scorpion was 10 years old. When I bought it, my mate said, don't worry the tubes will shine up as new, which they did. Absolutely amazing boat, which I sold a year later for 500 less than I paid for it.

This year, I bought a new Scorpion. I was a bit daunted by some of the scarey customer service stories I'd heard, but experienced the absolute opposite. Scorpion have exceeded all expectations for me, and after-sales care has also been excellent.

But to the boat. Balderdash is a really swanky boat, beautifully built and strong as an ox. I've found the new boat has a higher centre of gravity, and with extra power (250 E-tec) needs to be watched on sharper turns, but it's still very forgiving.

Best of all though is the residuals. Buyers know they're buying the Merc of the seas that will go and go.
Congrats old man.....
Must pop over and wet the babies head..

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I should have asked "So what's so much BETTER about a Scorpion"

They are obviously very good, but does the design, quality and performance of other similarly priced ribs fall that much short of a Scorpion to make Scorpions stand out so much?
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Old 19 August 2007, 13:56   #29
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Couple of weeks ago I went on a RIB trip from the Netherlands (Hoorn) to London. We went with three ribs, a revenger 25 (+250 opti XS), a ribcraft 6.8 (+225 Honda 4S) and a scorpion 8.1 (+250 e-tec) (mine).
On the IJsselmeer, the big lake were I live, my Scorpion is always the slowest (top 90kmh, revenger 110kmh, ribcraft 99kmh) and consumes the most fuel (+35%!) when we go on a trip. Of course the other two are a bit smaller boats, so that figures. However, the revenger is 7.60m, so that's 'only' 75cm shorter than mine, also they
have power lifts, and 'big' three blade props compared to my 4 blade 21" revolution...

But, at the moment we hit the real sea, the Scorpion is completely happy. Suddenly it's not the slowest RIB anymore, but the fastest. Even the fuel consumption is not as bad as compared to the others. For me it really was a delight crossing the North Sea; I'm not a really experienced RIB driver, but I always felt in control the entire trip. Even in the F4-5 head winds before Ramsgate. A friend of mine, who has never driven a RIB before, could handle it easily without slowing down, on the contrary .
I was already very happy with my Scorpion, but since this trip I am really completely utterly fond of it.
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I should have asked "So what's so much BETTER about a Scorpion"

They are obviously very good, but does the design, quality and performance of other similarly priced ribs fall that much short of a Scorpion to make Scorpions stand out so much?
The thing is Tim, did you compare ribs when you bought yours?
We all bought what we think is the "best" for us and thats how it should be. As for "are Scorpion ribs the best out there"? well of coarse they are to all Scorpion owners....
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