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Old 28 February 2013, 10:31   #11
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Old 28 February 2013, 12:36   #12
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I have an Ocean Pro 6.5 with a 135 2 stroke on the back.

It is a nice stable and seaworthy rib, very dry, as already pointed out, very sturdy, and well kitted out, although it is an older one at 10 years old now, it has no leaks in the tubes, and is well put together.

I would suggest a bigger engine though, as the 130 2 stroke is OK, but does not set the world on fire for sure, but if top speed is not your consideration, maybe a 150 would be good.

I really do like the OP, but at 2.6M beam, might be considered a bit wide for trailoring for some, although I do not reall mind it at all.

Good in roughish weather, I took her out last december in 2.5 - 3M seas, and she handled it very well, in fact I gave up well before she ever would have done!

She is a tad heavy, so launching and recovery solo can be a bit tricky, but is perfectly doable.

As other posters have said, a reliable good rib, that will be solid for a few years, and not super expensive....
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Old 28 February 2013, 16:11   #13
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Thanks for all the input and PM's, decision made..........

Budget went out the window.......

Size increased......

Trailer purchased today

Deposit paid on a very nice 250hp four stroke

Seats ordered from a Mr Ullman

Vessel should be ready in about 7 weeks

Oh and it's not a Humber
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Old 04 March 2013, 14:37   #14
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Hull now in build.......

Decided on a an Osprey Vipermax 7m with Yamaha F250D. Spec as follows;

Grey hull and Searider console
Carbon tubes with grey wear patches and tri colour stripes
S/S Double tube A frame and windscreen surround
Moulded in rear bench seat
Twin Ullman jockey seats
Forward double seat in front of console (total seating for 7)
Upholstery in black with contrast piping
Garmin 750s and sounder
Micro blue Bluetooth entertainment with 4 marine Kenwood speakers (painted to match the hull/console)
Fly by wire throttle

Think that's the majority of the spec should be ready in about 7 weeks ready for the Round the Island.

Thanks again to everyone's input and PM's was much appreciated
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Old 04 March 2013, 15:03   #15
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That sounds like a good spec and set up- post some images as you get the build ones
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Old 04 March 2013, 16:10   #16
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Hull now in build.......

Decided on a an Osprey Vipermax 7m with Yamaha F250D. Spec as follows;

Grey hull and Searider console
Carbon tubes with grey wear patches and tri colour stripes
S/S Double tube A frame and windscreen surround
Moulded in rear bench seat
Twin Ullman jockey seats
Forward double seat in front of console (total seating for 7)
Upholstery in black with contrast piping
Garmin 750s and sounder
Micro blue Bluetooth entertainment with 4 marine Kenwood speakers (painted to match the hull/console)
Fly by wire throttle

Think that's the majority of the spec should be ready in about 7 weeks ready for the Round the Island.

Thanks again to everyone's input and PM's was much appreciated
Great Choice Nigel its going to be a good looking boat
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Old 25 April 2013, 03:41   #17
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Has been a long 7 weeks but its nearly ready. Engine rigged this week with sea trials tomorrow. Electronics installed today / tomorrow and couple of final pieces of hardware to install and should be ready for this weekend. Couple of minor hiccups to be sorted but overall a relatively smooth build process

Very pleased with the result so far, pictures to follow soon
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Old 25 April 2013, 15:16   #18
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Sound's Great!.. You Crazy Kids Enjoy Yourselfs!!..
Hopefully get out with you and Chris again soon.
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Old 29 April 2013, 11:08   #19
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Sea trials today...............what can I say but fantastic, very pleased. Propellor choice by Mobile Marine in Axminster was spot on first time.

Went out from Lyme Regis at about 10am this morning with the engine riggers, very slight chop and swell but nothing to note. Engine started first time and ran like a sewing machine. Out of the harbour and on to the plane at 15knots, gentle cruise out at 20 knots to warm the engine up. WOT 47knots at 5600 rpm without trimming the engine Throttled back for a gentle cruise around at 30knots and 5gph fuel flow.

Hull cut through the slight chop, Ullmans worked a treat and with that silky smooth Yamaha - superb combination

Just need to get the grab rail on and it will be finished
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Looking Good!!...Bert's good at Chooseing props too
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