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Old 02 March 2014, 12:32   #1
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Hi I am looking for advice on Which diesel rib to buy I have 20k to spend it is just for pleasure don't want a petrol can anyone point me in the right direction or know where to find a good one
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Old 02 March 2014, 13:05   #2
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Old 02 March 2014, 17:30   #3
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Been a scorpion diesel on ebay at that money, you won't find a better rib and it's a yamaha drive so no fragile bravo legs to loose sleep over.

Seriously avoid a yanmar 315 and bravo 3 combo in a rib.

I was (am) tempted by Tempe scorpion but I haven't finished my current project yet.
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Old 02 March 2014, 18:24   #4
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Been a scorpion diesel on ebay at that money, you won't find a better rib and it's a yamaha drive so no fragile bravo legs to loose sleep over.

Seriously avoid a yanmar 315 and bravo 3 combo in a rib.

I was (am) tempted by Tempe scorpion but I haven't finished my current project yet.
I'd read this thread before you discount a yanmar/bravo combo

Yamaha sterndrive change

It seems not everyone has great success with Yamaha &at least you will get parts to fix it if you do break it

remember Yamaha engines & drives have been out of production for a few years now & parts will inevitably become more difficult to find
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The United States Navy used Bravo III's mated to Yanmar 315's in their Zodiac H733 OTH's. The Bravo III's can handle a high rev'ing low torque diesel (though Merc's don't do as well against a B series Cummins above 210 hp)
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Old 03 March 2014, 14:03   #6
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Been a scorpion diesel on ebay at that money, you won't find a better rib and it's a yamaha drive so no fragile bravo legs to loose sleep over.

Seriously avoid a yanmar 315 and bravo 3 combo in a rib.

I was (am) tempted by Tempe scorpion but I haven't finished my current project yet.
Can't find this scorpion rib on eBay what shoul I look for when buying a rib hope to view two ribs at the weekend with Volvo penta this will be my first rib so need some advice please.
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Old 03 March 2014, 14:49   #7
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Item # 161231823609 now ended but not relished not sure might have sold 20k for a diesel scorpion seams a good price.

I spoke to the chap he's in the trade but it's his own boat not brokerage. No trailer.

If I wasn't in the middle of a ballistic refurb I'd have bought this. Seriously you should view it.

My only comment would be speed / power It's only the yamaha 240hp engine.
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Can't find this scorpion rib on eBay what shoul I look for when buying a rib hope to view two ribs at the weekend with Volvo penta this will be my first rib so need some advice please.
Personally I wouldnt go for a volvo installation in a rib unless it was an older none ecu engine eg Ad41 style all the later engines are ecu controlled some with electric gears & canbus guages

Volvos are usually heavier when compared to yamaha or yanmar which are both based on the same toyota landcruiser block & have very good power to weight ratio

Ribs by there very nature are wet boats & a few years in a damp environment doesnt do advanced electronics a lot of good
Only my opinion of course but I like the simplicity of the yam & yanmar engines
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I wouldn't necessarily avoid a Yanmar 6lp/Bravo3 combo. Yes, there's quite a few examples of issues (not just in RIB's), but it was a very popular/common setup, so is likely to attract more problems.

The Bravo3 leg isn't perhaps as robust as it could be to deal with the torque of the 6lp, so maybe not ideal for constant use in commercial operations, but as a leisure drive, should be fine if sensibly used.

I've had mine (a 2004 vintage) for about 18 months now without any drive issues. I did fit a drive shower as soon as I bought it, regularly change the drive oil, try to avoid launching off waves and digging in again at high revs, etc. With a few sensible precautions, I think it can be a pretty good setup, and very easy to get parts for.
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