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Old 04 July 2014, 16:53   #21
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Scorpion Wanted

Good luck dude off to get a blow up mattress tomorrow 3 weeks yesterday!!!
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Old 04 July 2014, 19:05   #22
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V.unusual boat is the 6.5 scorpion; this is only the 3rd I've come across. No1 belonged to rouge wave and unfortunately got pinched. No 2 I've never seen but belongs to searider and now this one. He wants 15,000 for it.
It was Stu's "Wake up Call" that got me looking for one ten years ago.

I believe that something like 12-16 boats were built.

Mine originally had a 90hp Merc on it.
As did the one that ribit has: Rib charter and RYA powerboat training for the south coast
As has one that lives at Universal Marina on the Hamble.

I'd be interested to see how they go with a lightweight 90hp.

Seems to skip along quite nicely with the 150hp Opti - Now with about 800hrs and going strong.
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Old 04 July 2014, 19:09   #23
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That's why I miss it so much because its a very exiting ride at speed you are always on the edge if you are trying to keep your speed up. Mine spat me out twice. I'm still limping from the last time cos my Knee snapped the throttle on Exit and I had a bit stuck in my knee. , Up until that point it was very enjoyable i If you don't have to max it all the time its quite a comfortable and safe ride
Fantastic upwind - really likes to be doing 30 knots.
Just need to be aware when coming downwind that the very fine bow can tend to induce bow steer.

I've always managed to stay in mine.

Maybe its Stu - I'm sure I saw him fall out of a 5.5m Gemini too!
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Old 04 July 2014, 19:17   #24
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Never been in a 6.5 scorpion but believe it's the 7.5 hull with the transom moved.

Scorpion started to make them again a few years back but wanted big boat money for a small boat an not sure they moved many. I guess they are too busy with super yacht tenders and 8.1 m plus boats to sorry about small boats and small margins?
Correct - I had a browse round the factory earlier this year. IIRC all boats up to 9m ish came out of the same mould with the transom plant placed to give the length you want.

Unfortunately for us "normal" people the profitable part of the market at the moment is in the larger boats. I don't think we'll see a new Scorpion for the cost of a Mondeo again.

I think that this is probably why there weren't many of the original 6.5m built.
I imagine that the build cost was almost the same as a 7.5m - but you can charge much more for a 7.5m boat.
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Old 11 July 2014, 10:41   #25
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Hi, I have a 9m scorpion with yamaha hydra drive leg and yamaha 422 sti inboard, very well spec'd with electronics, all in excellent condition. If you sear h my previous posts you should find some pics. Give me a shout if you woukd like to know more.
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