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Old 18 June 2020, 01:13   #1
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Scorpion or ribeye?

Hi Everyone,

Im looking for some advice on the purchase of my first rib, I have limited knowledge so any help on the ribS and the quality of each motor would be greatly appreciated.

I have narrowed my choice to 2 ribs to buy for use in the Irish Sea, mainly for scuba diving and a some fishing with friends and family. My choices are both 8 meters and about 10 years old in similar good condition both 2 stroke motors about the same age. Both have seating for six in jockey seats. Both a similar in price.

Scorpion 8m rib with an Evinrude etec 200 bhp motor with only 10 hours use since service.

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Ribeye 8m rib with a Yamaha V-X 225 with 217 hours use total.

Thanks again for any help.

Charlie
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Old 18 June 2020, 03:51   #2
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My initial thought is 'Scorp!'. That Yam will be very expensive to run.

However, it might be that neither is the right boat. Pay for a survey. Just an observation, but if both boats are the same price then it suggests the Scorp is probably quite well worn, or the Ribeye is overpriced.
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Old 18 June 2020, 06:44   #3
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the Ribeye is overpriced.
Isnít that generally the case?
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Old 18 June 2020, 07:28   #4
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I'd Get out have a look ...better still try a few Types AND Layouts...n other words gain the knollege you need for you're type of Boating which may itself evolve in the process as well.
Do some reading up ...speak to experienced Ribsters who's opinion you respect..and Hammer YouTube.Factory visits are often very enlightening too!
Before you make the considerable investment involved.
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Old 18 June 2020, 07:31   #5
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I would say the scorpion will deal with the sea in your area much better than a ribeye. Only been on a 8m ribeye once and I have never been wetter!!
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Old 18 June 2020, 08:13   #6
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I would say the scorpion will deal with the sea in your area much better than a ribeye. Only been on a 8m ribeye once and I have never been wetter!!
The Ribeye run quite a flat profile - I do like a rib with a rake in the bow
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My advice would be to go for the Scorpion (assuming it's alright).
Then, if you can, trade in the engine and go for something more modern (not ETEC).
I know someone who did that and never looked back.
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>>> with a Yamaha V-X 225 with 217 hours use total>>>>.
Well, that could be the wrong side of ten grands worth of fuel it's burnt and it wouldn't be hard to do those hours in two years..
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Old 19 June 2020, 06:02   #9
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Mine is that size and I have a 225 Honda; it'll do, but I would love more power. 350 is allowed on mine. So I think 200 hp is a bit low.
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search "YOKI marine" near Belfast...

I got a cracking DELTA 770SX from them...

they usually have a few RIB to choose from
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