Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 02 July 2008, 22:29   #1
Member
 
gtflash's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: southampton
Boat name: TOP CAT 2
Make: Scorpion 8.1
Length: 8m +
Engine: 250hp HO
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,745
scorpion cabin ribs

im looking for some pics of the earlier scorpion cabin ribs, i remember a turquoise and a red one..... one called cyanide??

how many of these were made and anyone got any pics? internal and external

ta gt
__________________

__________________
gtflash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 July 2008, 22:49   #2
Member
 
Louise's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Reading
Make: None
Length: under 3m
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 2,039
Have you tried getting in touch with Graham Jelley?! He'll have the figures and he might be willing to send you some pictures. Are you thinking of converting yours to a cabin RIB?

Cyanide, a turquoise cabin Scorp, was owned by RIBnet member Brian so you could try PMing him and/or RIBnet member Charles, who owned a yellow cabin Scorp. The two red ones I know of (apart from the Sting) are owned by Chris Strickland and a mate of Charles but I don't think either are RIBnet members. There's also a dark blue one called Rosy B - not sure who owns her now. Of course, there are also the two yellow ones: Hot Lemon and Mystic Dragon - neither owner is a RIBnet member.

Might be able to find a piccie or two at the weekend. In the meantime, have a look at www.hotlemon.com and www.seahoundracing.com. No pictures yet though, I'm afraid!
__________________

__________________
MUM POWER!
www.biboa.com
Scorpion RIB Group on Facebook
Louise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 July 2008, 09:25   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - N Ireland
Town: Bangor. NI.
Boat name: Cyanide
Make: Scorpion
Length: 9m +
Engine: Yanmar 315
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2
Scorpion Cabin Rib

Hi,

I now own Cyanide and she lives in Bangor, Northern Ireland. Whatever pictures you would like let me know and I'll email them to you!

Scorpio is another cruiser with twin 225 outboards. My brother owns her and I can provide whatever pictures you may need!
__________________
jjyoung is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 July 2008, 16:20   #4
Member
 
gtflash's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: southampton
Boat name: TOP CAT 2
Make: Scorpion 8.1
Length: 8m +
Engine: 250hp HO
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,745
Quote:
Originally Posted by jjyoung View Post
Hi,

I now own Cyanide and she lives in Bangor, Northern Ireland. Whatever pictures you would like let me know and I'll email them to you!

Scorpio is another cruiser with twin 225 outboards. My brother owns her and I can provide whatever pictures you may need!

Hey thats brilliant! ARe they the only two older shape cabin ribs do you know??
__________________
gtflash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 July 2008, 16:46   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: West Sussex
Boat name: Grey Mist
Make: Parker 800 Baltic
Length: 8m +
Engine: 2xMercury Diesel 170
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 3,873
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by gtflash View Post
Hey thats brilliant! ARe they the only two older shape cabin ribs do you know??
there is one at Southampton Dry Stack with blue tubes and a twin stern drive engine installation
__________________
Andre
Andre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 July 2008, 16:58   #6
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Hamble
Length: 9m +
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 2,317
ere you go
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	10 cruiser 2.jpg
Views:	934
Size:	121.2 KB
ID:	36086   Click image for larger version

Name:	10 cruiser 4.jpg
Views:	957
Size:	124.4 KB
ID:	36087   Click image for larger version

Name:	cabin blue.jpg
Views:	827
Size:	57.4 KB
ID:	36088  
__________________
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt!
Dirk Diggler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 July 2008, 16:42   #7
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: Stanley, Falkland Is
Boat name: Seawolf
Make: Osprey Vipermax 5.8
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 150
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 3,723
Very nice
__________________
A Boat is a hole in the water, surrounded by fibreglass, into which you throw money...

Sent from my Computer, using a keyboard and mouse
BogMonster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 July 2008, 18:32   #8
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bristol
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 4,292
bloo-y hell, thats lovely!!!
__________________
matt h is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 July 2008, 11:17   #9
RIBnet supporter
 
Brian's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Isle of Man
Town: Peel, IOM
Length: no boat
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,510
RIBase
The photos that Dirk put up are of the NEW cabin rib. This is a 10m boat and of new(ish) design. It is not part of the "original" run which consists of 4 boats.
Boat 1.
Scorpio is now owned by James Youngs brother (who lives in Jersey). It was previously owned by Charles (who also lives in Jersey) who re-engined it. It was originally owned by a chap who lived in that WWII fort by the Needles on the Isle of Wight. As James says it now has twin Suzukis.
Boat 2.
Is now owned by Steve Banks (who lives in Guernsey). It has a single outboard.
Boat 3 is diesel, a Yanmar 300 with a Bravo 3 leg and is (variously) somewhere in Spain or somewhere in Norway.
Boat 4 is the last to be built in 2001. It is called Cyanide (millions of photos available) and I (who used to live in Alderney) sold it in 2007 to James.

There were only 4 of this design built.

An interesting history, seemingly of Scorpion cabin ribs owned by Channel Islanders!
__________________
Brian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 July 2008, 12:12   #10
Member
 
Country: Other
Make: FB 55
Length: 10m +
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 1,711
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian View Post
The photos that Dirk put up are of the NEW cabin rib. This is a 10m boat and of new(ish) design. It is not part of the "original" run which consists of 4 boats.
Boat 1.
Scorpio is now owned by James Youngs brother (who lives in Jersey). It was previously owned by Charles (who also lives in Jersey) who re-engined it. It was originally owned by a chap who lived in that WWII fort by the Needles on the Isle of Wight. As James says it now has twin Suzukis.
Boat 2.
Is now owned by Steve Banks (who lives in Guernsey). It has a single outboard.
Boat 3 is diesel, a Yanmar 300 with a Bravo 3 leg and is (variously) somewhere in Spain or somewhere in Norway.
Boat 4 is the last to be built in 2001. It is called Cyanide (millions of photos available) and I (who used to live in Alderney) sold it in 2007 to James.

There were only 4 of this design built.

An interesting history, seemingly of Scorpion cabin ribs owned by Channel Islanders!
Sorry Brian - have to correct you on a number of issues!
Dr.Kevin Westman was the original owner of 'Wight Scorpion' now Scorpio. He lives in the penthouse across from Hurst Castle, I think it is Hurst Fort. We sold Scorpio to Daniel Young (James''s brother) powered by twin 225hp Optimax engines, not Suzukis.
SeaHound IV was owned by Chris Strickland, Steve Banks in Guernsey now owns her. He took off the 300hp Promax engines and stuck twin 200hp Johnson's on her tail - she goes very well.
The next Scorpion Cabin rib is gray, was owned by a lovely chap in Penzance, boat was called 'Hot Air ' with a single 200 Evinrude. This was sold to two marine engineers in Fowey who re-engined her with a 250 - they were trying to sell her a few years ago I heard. Then of course, the last cabin rib of that vintage and desigh was Cyanide, bought new by Brian Elliott (became a Judas) and moved to IOM!! He sold ger to James Young and she is tucked up in Bangor, NI.

Facts are facts!!
__________________
Charles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 July 2009, 17:29   #11
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: basingstoke
Boat name: Cyanide
Make: Scorpion
Length: 9m +
Engine: 300hp Yanmar I/B
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1
2009 Update

Hi folks; just an update on this thread, a year on.
Hot Air now belongs to a nice chap in Cowes, who would like to sell her (via AAA Boat Sales in Cowes). We went out on her a month ago and she's very together, with a 250 hp 2-stroke on the back.
James sold Cyanide to us a few weeks ago, (thank you sir), and she's tucked up in the Hamble, except for every chance we get when we go out and play, like you do.
We bought her via Stewart Thornley at Scorpion, where she was for a week or so, and it was rather touching as lots of the Scorpion employees came and had a look at her, not having seen many of that model for a while.
__________________
Graham P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 August 2009, 11:11   #12
Member
 
gtflash's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: southampton
Boat name: TOP CAT 2
Make: Scorpion 8.1
Length: 8m +
Engine: 250hp HO
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,745
Quote:
Originally Posted by Graham P View Post
Hi folks; just an update on this thread, a year on.
Hot Air now belongs to a nice chap in Cowes, who would like to sell her (via AAA Boat Sales in Cowes). We went out on her a month ago and she's very together, with a 250 hp 2-stroke on the back.
James sold Cyanide to us a few weeks ago, (thank you sir), and she's tucked up in the Hamble, except for every chance we get when we go out and play, like you do.
We bought her via Stewart Thornley at Scorpion, where she was for a week or so, and it was rather touching as lots of the Scorpion employees came and had a look at her, not having seen many of that model for a while.
Seen cyanide in her new home this week. Good luck with her. I have a real soft spot for her but shes just too big for me!! Ive seen Hot Air forsale but condidered her overpriced in comparison to Cyanide.... Is there much difference between the 2 boats Graham, Hot Air is quite a bit older and I presume one of the earliest cabins
__________________
gtflash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18 May 2015, 09:15   #13
Member
 
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: Guernsey
Make: Pending
Length: 8m +
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 296
Hi to everyone.
I was reading through some old posts and this one about Scorpion ribs popped up. Just in case anyone is interested, I have owned Hot Air for a few years now. She is doing well. I have a 220 Evinrude back on and a 15HP Honda as auxiliary. The old girl goes great, although it’s getting time for retubing.
__________________
All that we need to make us happy is something to be
enthusiastic about.
cuttlefish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 January 2022, 14:56   #14
Member
 
M.Thornton's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: blackpool
Boat name: Fast Forward
Make: Scorpion
Length: 8m +
Engine: 315 Yanmar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 381
Just an update on an old thread
Cyanide has joined Fast forward and
(Renamed) Sting , think ex Mary mouse
In our Lancashire flotilla
Hopefully we’ll get lots more sea miles out of these old girls
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	955A19FA-F94B-406E-B611-451A06F00829.jpg
Views:	228
Size:	55.3 KB
ID:	139634  
__________________
M.Thornton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 January 2022, 17:10   #15
Member
 
Maximus's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Wild West
Boat name: No Boat
Make: No Boat
Length: under 3m
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 5,285
Send a message via AIM to Maximus
Quote:
Originally Posted by M.Thornton View Post
Just an update on an old thread
Cyanide has joined Fast forward and
(Renamed) Sting , think ex Mary mouse
In our Lancashire flotilla
Hopefully we’ll get lots more sea miles out of these old girls
Great stuff!
Plenty of life miles and adventures left in those g
Gals yet eh Mike!
Best of luck and Happy Boating in 2022 Mate!
__________________
A clever Man learns by his mistakes..
A Wise Man learns by other people's!

The Road to HELL ..is Paved with "Good inventions!"
Maximus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 January 2022, 23:06   #16
Member
 
gtflash's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: southampton
Boat name: TOP CAT 2
Make: Scorpion 8.1
Length: 8m +
Engine: 250hp HO
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,745
Well done Mike. Looking good and great colour. The old hulls serve us well Just wish I had a cabin before the mrs makes me sell mine ��
__________________
gtflash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 January 2022, 09:33   #17
Member
 
M.Thornton's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: blackpool
Boat name: Fast Forward
Make: Scorpion
Length: 8m +
Engine: 315 Yanmar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 381
Have you considered retro fitting a cabin like we did on 8.1m Fast Forward?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	P1010818.jpg
Views:	165
Size:	138.9 KB
ID:	139664   Click image for larger version

Name:	P1010817.jpg
Views:	165
Size:	125.9 KB
ID:	139665  
__________________
It looks massive on the trailer,but tiny in a big sea!
M.Thornton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 February 2022, 23:13   #18
Member
 
gtflash's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: southampton
Boat name: TOP CAT 2
Make: Scorpion 8.1
Length: 8m +
Engine: 250hp HO
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,745
Yes I have. Always struggled to get a price out of Jim. Seems happy to supply at first contact. Shame

Fast forward is looking great
__________________
gtflash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 February 2022, 16:41   #19
Member
 
Country: Norway
Town: Oslo
Boat name: Hot Stuff
Make: Scorpion
Length: 9m +
Engine: Inboard Diesel
Join Date: Feb 2022
Posts: 8
I am now the lucky owner of the 5th and perhaps missing Scorpion Sports Cruiser, 1997-ish, yellow tubes and called "Hot Stuff".
It was sent to Norway as new with twin Yanmar 315 engines I bellieve, but today there are no engines nor electronics in the boat so I have a project ahead of me, hopefully ready by spring.
Question: I am considering a rebuild to a petrol V8 8,2L with 430hp (approx 500kg) or a single Yanmar D-Max 360hp.

Question#2: Does any of you know the weight of the boat without engines?

With less weight in the engine room it hopefully lies higher in the water at still and hopefully reach speed of 43knots+

http://lystbetontlering.wordpress.co...corpion-cabin/

Thanks for any help you are able to supply to get her back in shape again.
__________________
Espen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 February 2022, 16:55   #20
Member
 
Country: Norway
Town: Oslo
Boat name: Hot Stuff
Make: Scorpion
Length: 9m +
Engine: Inboard Diesel
Join Date: Feb 2022
Posts: 8
I am now the lucky owner of the 5th and perhaps missing Scorpion Sports Cruiser, 1997-ish, yellow tubes and called "Hot Stuff".
It was sent to Norway as new with twin Yanmar 315 engines I bellieve, but today there are no engines nor electronics in the boat so I have a project ahead of me, hopefully ready by spring.
Question: I am considering a rebuild to a petrol V8 8,2L with 430hp (approx 500kg) or a single Yanmar D-Max 360hp.

Question#2: Does any of you know the weight of the boat without engines?

With less weight in the engine room it hopefully lies higher in the water at still and hopefully reach speed of 43knots+

http://lystbetontlering.wordpress.co...corpion-cabin/

Thanks for any help you are able to supply to get her back in shape again.
__________________

__________________
Espen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT. The time now is 05:09.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.