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Old 03 October 2004, 12:30   #1
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Hello all

Just a quick line to say hello. I have just bought an osprey viper 5.25. Im getting back into boats after a long lay off (used to crew for me dad on his boat), and im looking forward to being my own skipper.

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Old 03 October 2004, 12:52   #2
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Hope you get as much fun as I do,I also started boating with my father when I was twelve, blimey thats 34 years ago now, how time flys when your having fun.
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Old 03 October 2004, 15:13   #3
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Martin, hi and welcome to ribnet, nice boat,

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Old 03 October 2004, 16:03   #4
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Evening Martin,

Welcome to the forum. Its a great place for me and for you and for the entire human race. Some very very nice people on this forum who will bend over backwards to help out in everyway possible (all those who I have met this summer come under this category )

As way of initiation, it is a requirement that you read the following thread, start to finish (all 15 pages). It was started by Mr Pete7 above. Apparently it has become a bit legendary and keeps coming back for more.

Pacific Console Change

I started to read it once, but it drew me into a weird world of mystery and darkness...much like that kids film the "Never ending Story" .

Have fun.

Cheers

Tim

PS only joking Pete, I might need to tap into your vast wealth of knowledge sometime soon to help me with the making some of my own consoles!
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Old 03 October 2004, 16:21   #5
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Osprey Viper;

Do you have a pic of the boat
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Old 04 October 2004, 03:55   #6
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Welcome!
Great boat, well I would say that!
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Old 05 October 2004, 18:36   #7
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Hi,

I also have an Osprey viper (they do seem to be few and far between!) and have had the rib for 10 years, it still looks great, a good testament to the Osprey build.
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Old 06 October 2004, 02:45   #8
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Hi Viper,
Come on the lets see some photos then!
I will show you mine if you show yours!

A. first launch 10 years ago.

B. 4 weeks ago on treasure hunt.

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ta very much

Thanks for the welcome guys. Due to my job(hgv driver) i only have limited net access cos im away all week. However i`ll sort some photos when i get home on friday.

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Nick, you're boat looks as good in the last pic as it does in the first! What's your secret? And is that you in the first piccie?

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Nick...

Is that first picture taken in the Thames by Fulham Rail Bridge?

If it is I'm amazed how shallow it is.

Maybe it's somewhere completly different!
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Nick, you're boat looks as good in the last pic as it does in the first! What's your secret? And is that you in the first piccie?

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Hi wheel it has taken a lot of hard work to get her back to this condition!
I original bought the boat with my diving club, but it ended up only being used by me for family holidays!
So 2 years ago I bought it again!
This is what it looked like when I got it!!
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PS no it is not me in the first photo that is a GIRL!!
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PS no it is not me in the first photo that is a GIRL!!
Oops! Sorry! Well she does have short hair!

I remember seeing those pictures before - hadn't made the connection! Well your hard work has obviously paid off.

Edit: what caused the streaks on the console? Did you get them off?
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