Originally Posted by Ian M
Yep, looking again, I could have been tempted if you had had that design when I bought my hull etc. What width is it?
So, bringing one to Ribex then
The console is 1100mm at it's widest point and 810mm at it's narrowest point, at the front of the seat. It was designed to taper approximately the same as the tubes so you have an even space between the tubes and the console as you move forward. The console also tapers slightly as it gets taller just to make it look nice.
Are we going to Ribex? - Not sure yet but what I can say is that I will be on the South Coast with my new boat during the show period and I would be happy to meet anybody by prior appointment.
This boat is going to be tested in Sports Boat & Rib in the May/June edition. This will be a new experience for me and I'm looking forward to demonstrating what the boat is capable of. The first time out (last weekend) the boat performed brilliantly with a top speed of 58 mph (taken off the GPS speedo) but as I am sure all Osprey enthusiasts know, it's the ride and handling in rough conditions that I am always most impressed with.
I am also intending to do the Isle of Man run in June, which is being organised by Dave Manning - I believe at the moment there are well over 20 boats going.