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Old 30 March 2010, 11:53   #1
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Hi evryone been a member for while and have quietly been taking on board all your very useful advice whilst i have been hunting out a new rib. I have now come to the stage where i have the one that ticks all the boxes. I have found an Osprey Eagle Hardnose 6m
year not known but in good nick and a 90 mariner on the back I intend to use it for family fun and fishing (fishing is what it will be mainly used for the family bit is so i can get away with buying it).
Does anybody out there have any opinions on the boat and it's suitability. All views welcome.

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Old 30 March 2010, 11:59   #2
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You're welcome.

A 90 on a 6m boat is not enough. With a family onboard, she'll be sluggish to say the least.
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Old 30 March 2010, 12:08   #3
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Thanks mollers luckily i have a small family at the moment.

i have been told that it will be sluggish but also that it will be the opposite. when i first saw the boat i thought the same as you and had already priced a 115 four stroke. what make would anyone out there go for?
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Thanks mollers luckily i have a small family at the moment.

i have been told that it will be sluggish but also that it will be the opposite. when i first saw the boat i thought the same as you and had already priced a 115 four stroke. what make would anyone out there go for?
I'd be looking at bigger than a 115 for a 6m boat.
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I'd be looking at bigger than a 115 for a 6m boat.
Yeah, don't bother with less than 150. You'll gain nothing in economy and lose a lot in fun and useability.

Just checked the Osprey site. The 6m Eagle is apparently only rated to 115.

Weird, as the 6.6m Seaharrier is rated to 250.
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bigger than a 115 you think? Most boats that i have been looking at have been in that area for engine size are you saying bigger for just speed or general performance?

I can see an increase in budget coming, better sell some more onions!
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Yeah, don't bother with less than 150. You'll gain nothing in economy and lose a lot in fun and useability.
Do you remember what the Eagle is rated for? I have a feeling it's not a 6m boat either.

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Says the Eagle is a 5.6m boat rated to 115hp.
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yes mollers i had also looked at the osprey website and spoken to them, they said the 90 would be sluggish and the 115 was it's max.
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advertised at 6m, osprey website said 6m, i measured it at just under 6m
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yes mollers i had also looked at the osprey website and spoken to them, they said the 90 would be sluggish and the 115 was it's max.
I'd forget the Eagle and go for a 5.8 Vipermax with a 150.



Beat that Willko, got there in 3 posts.
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