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Old 18 October 2004, 05:44   #1
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Viper refurb

The Ocean Pro has been sold to a discerning buyer from Belgium so this is the winter project. As Osprey give me a fair amount of work, I thought I'd better show a bit of loyalty so I've bought this. It's a 1995 Viper 6.5 wide hull originally ordered by Lancashire Police dive unit but has been working the Menai strait for the last few years. I think I'll keep the blue lights and make a few bob issuing speeding tickets to the Cheshire mob in Abersoch.
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Old 18 October 2004, 05:48   #2
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Well done!!

Fine choice of boat & welcome to the club!
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Old 18 October 2004, 05:57   #3
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....... As Osprey give me a fair amount of work, I thought I'd better show a bit of loyalty so I've bought this....
So, nothing to do with the fact that you've been given the keys for the store cupboard in Willenhall for a few days then???....
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Nice looking RIB.

I can think of a nice new home for the blue lights if you decide they have to go !!!!
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Hi David;

Great looking boat, are you shure its a Viper, looks very similiar to the Falcon 6,5m.
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Hi David;

Have you checked if its a Viper or Falcon, would like to know
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Hi David;

Have you checked if its a Viper or Falcon, would like to know
Oh PLEASE Lord! Let it be a Falcon... just think how much p**s taking we can enjoy when we vist DM at Gary's emporium later this week.. oh yes!
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Oh PLEASE Lord! Let it be a Falcon... just think how much p**s taking we can enjoy when we vist DM at Gary's emporium later this week.. oh yes!


Jono, you are a bad person.
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Old 20 October 2004, 14:28   #9
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Oh PLEASE Lord! Let it be a Falcon.

Err..... Err..... Err.......I've checked with the builder and it's a 1995 Osprey Falcon commercial spec weighing in at 170kg more than the equivalent length Viper so it's 10 knots slower but carries a bigger payload.

I agree with JW. That Jono is a bad person. I wouldn't dream of taking the piss if the boot was on the other foot. For anyone thinking of visiting Osprey this week, there is a height restriction of 6' 2''.

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I Said It Was Falcon !!!
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