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Old 13 August 2006, 17:11   #1
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what could i expect to get......

I (we) have decided to upgrade our very trusted delta 5.5 to something bigger and a little less thirsty (2 x 2 strokes).
What do you guys reckon we could get for a budget of 22,000??

I'm thinking of a hull of over 6.5m but less than 8m, a big single f stroke and console plus at least 4 seats.
Boats wise : the tornado super 7 or 6.8,ribcraft 6.8 or the red bay 6.5-7.4 plus a look at the humber range.
Am i being silly thinking that 22000 could get a boat this size as my gut feeling is go second hand??
I've had experience of the redbay stormforce 8.4 and they are fantastic sea boats but they are possibly out of my budget.
any thoughts and other boats i may look at please let me know.
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Old 13 August 2006, 21:52   #2
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Have a look at this - looks IDEAL to me!!!

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F110859/

Ring hulls are pretty good.......

This Scorpion 8.1m looks a good buy but the Optimax does have 480hrs use.

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F105728/
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Old 14 August 2006, 03:56   #3
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If you go to the Redbay website there is a 7.4m wraparound console with a 225 evinrude on for 23,750...might be worth a look.
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Old 14 August 2006, 11:48   #4
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cheers guys:
I've actually seen all of those...my deltas yellow so trying to avoid yellow again??

That 7.4 redbay i have mulled over...but...check out what appears to be a crack in the forefoot ,in the bow on picture...hopefully i'm wrong but it doesn't look good.
What performance do you reckon the 7.4 would get with the 225?? 40 knots or less?
I'll keep my eyes open on the for sale www's
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Old 15 August 2006, 11:27   #5
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Hi Pete,

That 7.4 was originally fitted with a keel guard, but was later removed by the current owner, but there are still remnants on the hull. Is it possible that this is the 'crack' that you are looking at? (The boats not in the yard so I can't check it!)

The current owner reports top speed around 40 knots.

Hope this helps.
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Old 15 August 2006, 15:49   #6
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thanks corryvreckan i did wonder if that might be the case.

I've sent you a p m.
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Old 18 August 2006, 17:01   #7
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I think with some haglging you could get a new humber ocean pro for that price, maybe a 7m with around a 200hp, with more than enough seating!

check them out think they may be able to sort you out! make them sense a sale, but not that its definate, and then haggle
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Old 18 August 2006, 17:33   #8
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How does an 8m Scorpion manage to weigh over 2 tons when my 5.8m Humber weighs 350kg for the bare hull and probably only about 650kg with everything on?

I know they are better built but isn't that verging on the ridiculous ..... or is the figure quoted in that ad way off the mark?
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Old 18 August 2006, 17:52   #9
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Probably spot on. A pac 22 all up is about 2.5 tons I believe and thats only 6.9m
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The engine probably doesnt way much less than your hull

My boat is 7.5m, the bare hull is 600kg, with tubes, seating, console, aframe, twin engines its about 1.5 tonne
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