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Old 20 January 2004, 15:52   #1
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Wanted 6.5m - 7.5m Scorpion

Wanted 6.5m Scorpion. Preferably with 150hp Optimax or HPDI. Alternatively with small 2 stroke if cheap enough to allow reasonable upgrade cost.
Would consider also a 7.5m Scorpion. Must have Optimax or HPDI.
I have a budget of about 17500 for a 7.5m but would rather spend up to 15000 on a 6.5m.
Any suggestions? Enough Budget? Alternatives?

Not in any hurry to buy the first thing that comes along but will wait for the right boat.

Anyone want a 5.4m Searider when I find a worthy replacement?

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Old 20 January 2004, 16:04   #2
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ill have a look for you because there was a 6.5m on sale not too long ago.

Saying that though, you'll be lucky to find a 7.5m with a direct injection 2 stroke for less than 24k.
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Old 20 January 2004, 16:10   #3
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ah found it.

If you go to www.ribmagazine.com and then ribs for sale then there is a 6.5m and a 7.5m scorpion. The 7.5 has a ficht and they are askign 26k the 6.5 has an old tech Yammie and they asking 12500.
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Old 21 January 2004, 05:06   #4
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ah found it.

If you go to www.ribmagazine.com and then ribs for sale then there is a 6.5m and a 7.5m scorpion. The 7.5 has a ficht and they are askign 26k the 6.5 has an old tech Yammie and they asking 12500.
Thanks for that,

The 6.5 I tried to contact in November but had no joy - that boat would have been good if a deal could have been done.

The 7.5 is a bit out of my budget but I may move if the boat is right. This boat has been for sale for a while. Does anyone want to say anything about Ficht engines - was 2000 before or after Bombardier took over? I'm a bit wary of Evinrude!

The hunt continues

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Re: Wanted 6.5m - 7.5m Scorpion

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Wanted 6.5m Scorpion.
Anyone want a 5.4m Searider when I find a worthy replacement?
Hey Wave.

You're always going on about how much you loved your Searider. How about swapping your Scorp for his Avon?

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Thanks for that,



The 7.5 is a bit out of my budget but I may move if the boat is right. This boat has been for sale for a while. Does anyone want to say anything about Ficht engines - was 2000 before or after Bombardier took over? I'm a bit wary of Evinrude!

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I'd steer clear of 2000 Ficht - pre Bombardier IIRC. 7.5m Scorp is the boat to go for. Clearly given the price expectations above and scarcity of them around I sold mine way too cheap to Richard and Louise!!
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Clearly given the price expectations above and scarcity of them around I sold mine way too cheap to Richard and Louise!!
Aah! But you know she's gone to a good home. And you get to come out on her anytime you like.

Think of it as having all the fun of owning Blue Ice without the headaches & bills of berthing & maintaining her.
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True enough. Theres a lot to be said for selling a boat to friends!
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Old 23 January 2004, 10:02   #9
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Hey Wave.

You're always going on about how much you loved your Searider. How about swapping your Scorp for his Avon?

Louise,

I have already suggested this to him - but no joy!

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