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Old 28 January 2011, 16:16   #41
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Indeed I would concur that an Ospey Vipermax would be a good choice for someone looking for a leisure Rib.
A word of caution however. They do have a reputation as a "kit rib", where owners often complete the fit out at home, rather than factory completed. In many cases this can result in a product as good or sometimes even better than a boat entirely built in the factory.
Unfortunately, because not all homebuilders are as skilled or fastidious as others, the used Osprey Vipemax's on the market do not have a consistent quality, which results in these RIB's not holding their value as well as others.
This of course could mean you can find a bargain if you are not too worried about it holding it's resale value. I have heard they can be difficult to sell.
A safer bet would be to go for a Ribeye, where superb quality can always be assured.
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Old 28 January 2011, 16:24   #42
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A word of caution however.
Yeah, the Hand is back...

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Old 28 January 2011, 16:30   #43
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Yeah, the Hand is back...

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Remember what I told ye now go get that medicinal hauf , put a log on the fire
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Old 28 January 2011, 16:38   #44
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Remember what I told ye now go get that medicinal hauf , put a log on the fire
Aye, aye, fair 'nuff, I have a wee wan on the go and I'm burning beech tonight, so sparky but hot (which is kinda appropriate as Egypt burns...)

... but I detest that yoke, whatever it is
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Old 28 January 2011, 17:04   #45
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Ahh that last one make me laugh, what a tw@t eh!
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Must admit I've never actually had an argument with timw. And tbh, I really cba.
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Old 28 January 2011, 19:03   #49
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Well like some one said at the beginning everyone will recomend what they have !

So on that note and as it hasn't been mentioned you have got to have alook at Ribcraft.I have had a 5.45 and now a 7.8. I live near Hythe (Southampton) so at least feal well qualified to say they have both managed the solent chop and bigger propper seas round the back of the Island VERY well. I have found them to be excellent boats , unbeaable build quality and they holf their value very well ! Great boats !. But get along to Ribex in Cowes and get out on as many boats as you can
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Old 28 January 2011, 20:13   #50
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Must admit I've never actually had an argument with timw.
well you should make more of an effort it's quite easily done and always gets a result. Hi Tim happy new year.

I notice someone recommended a Cobra and a Ribeye on one post here. I don't think much of Ribeyes at all but I'd buy one before a Cobra anyday Pop the indspection plate and have a feal to see how solid the underside of the Deck is!. Both Beutiful looking Boats howevers

Don't ovelok the Tolent I mean Sohatsus no I mean Solents or Tohatsus the hulls are the same design and made very well, good tubes by Henshawa all good stuff. One of your countrymen is an agent I believe.

Hugh Jardons Osprey is a cracker, painstakingly put together and a excellent quality components, I don't like copper wiring I prefer it to be tinned but very few people d that. The quality of Lamination in an Osprey is as good as it comes IMNSHO
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A Scorpon 6.5 is a beautiful boat if you can get one
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