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Old 03 February 2009, 09:26   #11
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Old 03 February 2009, 09:42   #12
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I've read with interest everyone's comments regarding the new console. I've got no argument with the length of time it took to produce but feel that it is a thoroughly useable console. We have deliberately kept it simple so that it is still very good value for money and extremely practical. If you look on the website you can see just how much room there is for instrumentation, large chart plotters etc. The front seat covers a large access hatch where everything can be accessed very easily. There is now ample room to walk to the front of the boat without standing on the tubes. Regarding leg-room, the console slopes away leaving masses of leg room for even the tallest helmsman. The shape by the way enables it to be extremely strong. We have now added more picutures to the website. (www.ospreyribs.co.uk) Good luck to everyone on the water in 2009, let's hope the sun shines on us all!

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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
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I've read with interest everyone's comments regarding the new console. I've got no argument with the length of time it took to produce but feel that it is a thoroughly useable console. We have deliberately kept it simple so that it is still very good value for money and extremely practical. If you look on the website you can see just how much room there is for instrumentation, large chart plotters etc. The front seat covers a large access hatch where everything can be accessed very easily. There is now ample room to walk to the front of the boat without standing on the tubes. Regarding leg-room, the console slopes away leaving masses of leg room for even the tallest helmsman. The shape by the way enables it to be extremely strong. We have now added more picutures to the website. (www.ospreyribs.co.uk) Good luck to everyone on the water in 2009, let's hope the sun shines on us all!

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The Slope on the Console wasn't obvious from the pictures I saw yesterday, however your new photo's showcase the incline nicely.

I guess I was hoping for something that was a little more rounded looking, but can't argue with the size of that front seating.

Is Into the Red the first Vipermax to feature the new console?
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Is Into the Red the first Vipermax to feature the new console?

hi andy, i think the burgundy tubed 6.5 with the 200 ho pictured on the website was the first.
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Yep, looking again, I could have been tempted if you had had that design when I bought my hull etc. What width is it?
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Hi Ian,

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.
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Nice to see a simple new console available. It must have said something, that a number of us here on Ribnet have supplied our own for fitting during the build.

It looks to me as though you've also improved the seat pods and done away with the skirt/plinth at the bottom. Nice. Much better for fitting side hatches if you want them.

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