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Old 22 September 2004, 10:59   #1
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Thanks for the Scorpion Guys

My 8.1 metre, stepped Hull Scorpion arrives tomorrow, ordered after the advice obtained from all you guys on the forum. I am very happy with my deal, she is called Tickled Pink, the first stepped Hull model in 5 years and used as the demo boat for the past three months. She runs with a 225 Mercury and full electronics.

I am very excited and keeping my fingers crossed for weather that is at least bearable over the weekend.

Once again thanks for all your advice and I hope to meet some of you during the summer of 2005.

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Old 22 September 2004, 11:02   #2
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Have fun let us see some photos!
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Old 22 September 2004, 11:08   #3
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Excellent news. 'Tickled Pink' looked great at RIBEX - I'm green with envy!

Did you get out on the Round Britain Scorpion?

I'm 'tickled pink' for you! (Sorry - couldn't resist )
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Old 22 September 2004, 11:22   #4
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Talking of "Round Britain Scorpions" What happened to the two fire men who where supposed to be going round Britain in one in August? They made all the noises got all the publicity then disappeared.Alan P
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I think that's the one I was referring to, Alan. According to their charity's website they are fog-bound in Scrabster - but that was back in the early days of August! Does anyone (qcamel?) have any news?
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Old 22 September 2004, 11:36   #6
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she is called Tickled Pink
mmmmmmmmmmmmmm

nice boat

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Old 22 September 2004, 11:41   #7
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Qcamel - didn't you join the round britain guys for a leg down the East Coast?

I thought they were Navy/Ex-Navy?

How did they get on?

Congrats on the new RIB!
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Old 22 September 2004, 12:09   #8
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Enjoy! Ashleyd was the demo driver at RIBEX - very quick

Her name has changed slightly - ask Graham Jelly to explain

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Old 22 September 2004, 13:07   #9
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The round britain rib was called Awesome Fun and owned by a guy called Mike and Navigated by Ken. They had some pretty rough weather on their trip and suffered some extended lay overs, however I did the run from North Shields down the East Coast with them and enjoyed the trip greatly. They were sponsored by various people including the Navy!! They were also at the boat show on the first weekend with Honda, their engine supplier.

I will post pics as soon as I have them

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Good luck with the Scorpion - I've done almost 2,000 miles since March on mine and it's exceeded all expectations. Tickled Pink has a good spec and will be great fun.
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