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Old 07 April 2009, 06:34   #31
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Interesting, so how 'designed' was the original Viper hull? Was it quite simiular to the Fletcher speedboat hulls at the time?
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Interesting, so how 'designed' was the original Viper hull? Was it quite simiular to the Fletcher speedboat hulls at the time?
"Very" is the way I would describe it.

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"Very" is the way I would describe it.

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So, was the Falcon derived from a Fletcher RIB 'based on' the Fletcher 17' Arrowbeau?
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since we have so many vector experts in one place, were the XR24 and Vagabond the same hull with different bow sections?

Did both / all have the "unusual" step at the stern of the hull?

The soft nose Vagabond was pretty crap in a big following sea. I have a cracking photo of 6m of detached tubes and about 1m still stuck at the rear to prove it - sorry not digital!!
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"Very" is the way I would describe it.

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Pete what is the story behind the Vipermax then how did it develop from the Viper.

Is it Mike who builds the hulls now that designed the VM?
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since we have so many vector experts in one place, were the XR24 and Vagabond the same hull with different bow sections?

Did both / all have the "unusual" step at the stern of the hull?

The soft nose Vagabond was pretty crap in a big following sea. I have a cracking photo of 6m of detached tubes and about 1m still stuck at the rear to prove it - sorry not digital!!
vagabond was taken from a hull mould of the 21 vulcan speedboat it had a deep planing wedge it was a quick hull but didnt like heavy swell nose was low to so it was real easy to stuff hence peeled tubes

xr has really deep v bow section flating out slightly with a low flat planing wedge which tends to hold bow slightly high seems to absoarb loads of hp to go fast but awsome in swell
just posted some pics of my xr on sight
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Pete what is the story behind the Vipermax then how did it develop from the Viper. Is it Mike who builds the hulls now that designed the VM?
Yes, he owns the rights thats how they kept the moulds when Osprey sold up, shewd move.

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