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Old 18 October 2009, 18:09   #11
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What motor's on the Viper?
Suzuki DT115 2 stroke, not the best engine but my local outboard man is checking it out for me and said they were ok if looked after
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Old 18 October 2009, 18:13   #12
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This is the Viper
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Old 18 October 2009, 19:56   #13
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Looks good from the pic.

Loads of spares available for those old 4 pot Soozooks
.........................................'cos so many of them blew up.
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Looks nice Martin - hope it works out for you

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Old 26 October 2009, 19:57   #15
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Looks nice Martin - hope it works out for you

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The outboard man did have a look at the Osprey Viper last friday, he said the engine was ok but is showing its age, he said the Yamaha pro engine on the Avon D5.6 would be a better choice, my local Avon dealer said the Avon D5.6 has the adventure hull and it would be ok in rough water, is this right or not?
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Old 26 October 2009, 20:57   #16
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... my local Avon dealer said the Avon D5.6 has the adventure hull and it would be ok in rough water, is this right or not?
Well, half right and half not so (IMO). But what do you expect from someone who sells these things? Do a search on here for Avon Adventure 560, or ask matt h - he had one (not for long)



What sort of money are these boats?
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Martin - the only little bit of advice I can give you - is ......

1. Listen to the guys on here - they do know what they are talking about

2. Be patient - I really struggled with this one

3. Hold out for what you want so once you have it - you won't regret it

On a slightly different note - Nugent has his Osprey for sale - cracking looking RIB with all of the facelift documented on here

Anyway - apologies if I have in anyway come across as patronising - just speaking from my limited experience

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Old 27 October 2009, 06:08   #18
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Martin - the only little bit of advice I can give you - is ......

1. Listen to the guys on here - they do know what they are talking about

2. Be patient - I really struggled with this one

3. Hold out for what you want so once you have it - you won't regret it

On a slightly different note - Nugent has his Osprey for sale - cracking looking RIB with all of the facelift documented on here

Anyway - apologies if I have in anyway come across as patronising - just speaking from my limited experience

Take care

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I live in Fareham and I am after something I can use in the solent, the boats that spring to mind were Ribtec 535, Osprey viper 5.25, Avon SR5.4 or Avon D5.6
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Martin - sounds like you have similiar requirements as when we started looking - not sure on your budget - we had between 4-5k to spend

The most recommended at that budget range were:

Searider 5.4m
Humber Assault 5.5m
Osprey (can't recall which type)

As you can see we ended up with a Searider 5.4m - we paid 4k and have to say chuffed to bits - although it did take some looking

Enjoy the search - it's half the fun

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Martin - sounds like you have similiar requirements as when we started looking - not sure on your budget - we had between 4-5k to spend

The most recommended at that budget range were:

Searider 5.4m
Humber Assault 5.5m
Osprey (can't recall which type)

As you can see we ended up with a Searider 5.4m - we paid 4k and have to say chuffed to bits - although it did take some looking

Enjoy the search - it's half the fun

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same sort of budget, the 1993 osprey viper I have been offered is up for 3500, rib is in good nick for its age, the trailer is only around 5 years old, the Suzuki 115 is tired though, the outboard man checked the compresion and they were all good but he did find some slight wear in the leg where it pivots from side to side, this is probrally normal on a 93 outboard though, also he said it needed a new TPS sensor as the idle is up and down sometimes,I have also been looking at the Ribtec 535 on ebay with Yamy 85, same kind of money, I do like the Viper but was put of slighty when I got the report from the outboard man, the only other viper I can see for sale is the one on here with twin mariners for 9500
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