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Old 22 March 2010, 10:30   #41
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Old 22 March 2010, 12:36   #42
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Thought it would have either been black or orange.
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Old 22 March 2010, 12:42   #43
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Exactly the performace I get on my 6.5 with a 150.
Sounds familiar. We get 50mph on a 6.3 ocean pro Humber with 175 opti, two up with 140l of fuel.
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Old 22 March 2010, 19:43   #44
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Would the 6.2 and DF150 be the better 4 stroke option?

On other things:
-get a through hull depth transducer fitted under the deck, or a well made so you can fit one later.
-make sure you get a stainless frame made for the windshield that you can hang onto as you move forward past the console
-have it delivered with a cover
Bigger is not really an option, I'm already going to have to pare the spec back from what I would really like so adding more boat and then more trailer and a bigger engine to push it is all going the wrong way sadly!

Transducer/well is already on the list. Cover is not - it's too windy here and I think it will chafe the tubes but also it will be impossible to fit. May get a console cover to protect the electronics but long term I'd intend to build a shelter for it to keep it under cover anyway say some time in the next 5 years - got 3 acres of land to play with round the house so it should fit in

I think I will end up with a single dive console as experience with the Destroyer is that the further forwards you are, the drier you stay (in other words I get earache from the Mrs about getting wet!!). I think in our windy conditions, near a tube could be a wet place to sit ... also the indicative cost of a dual console plus four jockeys is another biggish step in the wrong direction pricewise so I'll probably end up with a single dive console plus a twin jockey behind that on the centreline, same as I have on the Humber at the moment.
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Old 23 March 2010, 14:23   #45
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Any chance of a photo of these? Sounds like a good plan for restraining fuel cans...
Sorry about the quality of the photography, I had to crawl under the cover to take it, bloody rain!
They are nothing special, simply a blind, threaded insert in the deck put in by Osprey, as is used for bolting down Jockeys etc. and then I have simply gunged down a large S/S washer on top and screwed down a counter sunk allen bolt to hold it in place. The idea is that when I want to use them I remove the allen bolt and screw in a tie down ring - I've yet to get these made just something else!!!!
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Old 23 March 2010, 15:11   #46
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I have simply gunged down a large S/S washer on top and screwed down a counter sunk allen bolt to hold it in place. The idea is that when I want to use them I remove the allen bolt and screw in a tie down ring !
I use M8x20mm long A4 grub screws to plug off the 'big head' fixings in my deck when not in use - nice and neat.

316 grade 'lifting' eyebolts are good to use as tie-downs. Only a couple of quid each.


http://www.juststainless.co.uk/products/eyes.asp
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Old 23 March 2010, 15:29   #47
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I use M8x20mm long A4 grub screws to plug off the 'big head' fixings in my deck when not in use - nice and neat.

316 grade 'lifting' eyebolts are good to use as tie-downs. Only a couple of quid each.


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Cheers Brad, they'll do the job perfectly, just what I was thinking of
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I know of at least one other Vipermax that had a complete set of tubes replaced FOC because of a fault.
Yes, and I am still not terribly impressed
Definately the weakest aspect of Ospreys. Having said that, my new tubes do hold pressure well.
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