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Old 10 June 2007, 13:54   #1
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Picked up the new project from pbs on friday and cant wait to start the build.
will go for the basics at first so that i can get it on the water
some pics so far. cut out and fitted front hatch, fitted fuel filler and breather, cut out for seat bases, fitted trunk, drain bung, backrests and
hydraulic steering. hopefully engine will be delivered this week.
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Old 10 June 2007, 13:56   #2
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Old 10 June 2007, 14:32   #3
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Old 10 June 2007, 17:16   #4
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Have to agree - those Vipermax are cracking looking boats. Have to say that if budget permitted I'd be looking to go the same way.

Have fun putting her together. Which egg whisk have to opted for on the back?

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Old 10 June 2007, 18:18   #6
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I also happen to be a fan - still a bit confused who builds them etc - what is the correct website?
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Lovely Steve, must feel nice having her at home after a long wait.

What shade of blue tubes did you go for?

How long do you think it'll take you to get her Sea ready?
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Old 11 June 2007, 04:06   #8
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I also happen to be a fan - still a bit confused who builds them etc - what is the correct website?
still built by Osprey laminators up north, roy bishop is the Osprey uk dealer which Jono is now involved with to some extent, jono has took them forward leaps and bounds for sure,
infact all osprey hulls are built in uk as they have allways been and should bar a few be tubed by eurocraft,
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I hope to be going up to Osprey Laminators on Friday, I'll take a few photos of the set-up if you like?
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I hope to be going up to Osprey Laminators on Friday, I'll take a few photos of the set-up if you like?
the pics of Mike and his location are on my build thread, is a facinating place, have a little walk round the back of the sheds next to the field with tractors in to look at the old moulds etc if mike doesn't mind

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Old 11 June 2007, 07:50   #11
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I also happen to be a fan - still a bit confused who builds them etc - what is the correct website?
ha ha, you wont find a website, mikes only got a fax machine! he does do a nice job and has a great hull for sure
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Picked up the new project from pbs on friday and cant wait to start the build.
will go for the basics at first so that i can get it on the water
some pics so far. cut out and fitted front hatch, fitted fuel filler and breather, cut out for seat bases, fitted trunk, drain bung, backrests and
hydraulic steering. hopefully engine will be delivered this week.
hey congrats on the new boat, you will be chuffed to bits i am sure, stick the biggest hp engine it will take and you will be very very happy. at this rate i think we need an osprey cruise round the iow this summer or similar event. yesterday it was osprey vipermax's were the most popular boat on our small cruise....ok only 4 boats and me and bedajim there but i am so used to being the only osprey..let alone vipermax unless in cornwall with those scallywags.

but looking good and looking forwards to seeing more pics....cheers
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Old 11 June 2007, 12:55   #13
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135 mercury optimax awaiting delivery. hope ive made the right decision,
having gone from the suzuki df140, The quality of the hull and finnishes
have more than surpassed my initial expectations, its easy to see why they are a popular build, looking to at least sea trial her within the next fortnight
all being well and with a bit of help from Ian and Jono fitting the engine
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Old 11 June 2007, 13:16   #15
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Sorry Andy, ive no idea but ill find out . doesnt it look simillar to what youve ordered delph blue,
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Sorry Andy, ive no idea but ill find out . doesnt it look simillar to what youve ordered delph blue,
I'm not so sure, it looks darker. Might be Ocean blue, but I'd like to find out as I haven't seen a RIB tubed in Delphe blue yet and I still have time to change my mind.
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Old 11 June 2007, 16:00   #17
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I'm not so sure, it looks darker. Might be Ocean blue, but I'd like to find out as I haven't seen a RIB tubed in Delphe blue yet and I still have time to change my mind.
There's one here:
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Old 16 June 2007, 14:54   #18
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Been a busy couple of days with the build, bow locker and front seat hinges and catches fitted. Engine fitted out friday with the great help of Ian sharlott
and tony, Wave runner at PBS workshop, a long day but now looking like its
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seats went on today, switch panel and radio fitted. Next job will be to wire
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Looking good Steve, must be itching to get on the water.

Can you tell me something please. Where is the fuel takeoff/fill in relation to the inside of the console? Any pictures?
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