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Old 10 April 2012, 17:36   #1
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Just got a Rib, what do you think?

Hi guys, Ive been after a boat for some time just never had the chance really, anyway ive just got a Osprey Eagle 5.6m, with me been new to it all could you give me any advice on the boat/engines etc and what to look out for.. the boat in good visual conditon and starts both motors 1st time.. The main engine is a 135HP Mercury 2stroke, with a small version for back up. not had chance to look them over properly yet but anything i should look for.. thanks

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Old 10 April 2012, 17:52   #2
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Yes... Get some bigger fenders. Those ones are just bonkers !
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Old 10 April 2012, 18:05   #3
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Haha thanks, didn't even cross my mind..
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Old 10 April 2012, 18:53   #4
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Yes... Get some bigger fenders. Those ones are just bonkers !
What do you need fenders for at all. The whole boat is a fender
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Old 10 April 2012, 19:42   #5
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Old 10 April 2012, 21:12   #6
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What do you need fenders for at all. The whole boat is a fender
Really.... How can you say that. Surely you protect the tubes using the fender. A scuffed tube is not a good sight. A scuffed fender, who cares.

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Old 10 April 2012, 23:46   #7
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Really.... How can you say that. Surely you protect the tubes using the fender. A scuffed tube is not a good sight. A scuffed fender, who cares.

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My rubstrakes are 12 inches wide (PVC strakes on PU tubes). No reason carry fenders. The hull is surrounded by a 22 inch diameter fender!

More popcorn please!
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Is this a fender thread? I use flat ones, if the pontoons are a little high the back end slips under and makes a terible mess.
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Old 11 April 2012, 03:21   #9
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My rubstrakes are 12 inches wide (PVC strakes on PU tubes). No reason carry fenders. The hull is surrounded by a 22 inch diameter fender!

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Agreed! Our strake covers 2/3 bow then from centre to hull all the way along and completely over the cones. The strake is there to protect the tubes. Go get a Fletcher/Quicksilver if you don't need them.

There are whole threads on this debate.
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Old 11 April 2012, 04:19   #10
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Looks good but agree fenders look too small. Can you post some pics when your out and about, my better half is wanting me to take her to IOM for a holliday so would be interested in the scenery
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