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Old 02 July 2013, 14:57   #1
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Osprey 6.2m build!

Just thought you may be interested in a few pictures of a Vipermax 6.2m build I have been helping a friend spec out. It is interesting thanks to the livewell at the back, really shows what a craftsman Mike Whitham is - he can build you anything you ask for in one of these boats!

It is currently at SIT awaiting tubing, hopefully engine week after next
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Old 02 July 2013, 15:00   #2
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Just thought you may be interested in a few pictures of a Vipermax 6.2m build I have been helping a friend spec out. It is interesting thanks to the livewell at the back, really shows what a craftsman Mike Whitham is - he can build you anything you ask for in one of these boats!

It is currently at SIT awaiting tubing, hopefully engine week after next
Looks great... So what's a 'Livewell'?
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What's the biggest engine you can fit to that rib?

And what size of fuel tank is in it?
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Old 02 July 2013, 15:06   #4
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Looks great... So what's a 'Livewell'?
An area full of water into which you put fish to keep them alive..!

It will have a hinged lid with a catch at the other end and a waterproof seal around the outside. It is a little shallower than we had anticipated but thanks to the drainage system it was the only way to do it. There is a little bung to go in the hole you see with a pipe running to the transom so like an elephants trunk or the self bailer on a dinghy you can empty it on the move. Apparently you have to keep changing the water when you have fish in there?
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And what size of fuel tank is in it?
This one has a 160L fuel tank but you can have a 220L if you want.

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An area full of water into which you put fish to keep them alive..!

It will have a hinged lid with a catch at the other end and a waterproof seal around the outside. It is a little shallower than we had anticipated but thanks to the drainage system it was the only way to do it. There is a little bung to go in the hole you see with a pipe running to the transom so like an elephants trunk or the self bailer on a dinghy you can empty it on the move. Apparently you have to keep changing the water when you have fish in there?
Thought so, what does he do with the live fish? is it to keep them fresher for eating later?
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Thought so, what does he do with the live fish? is it to keep them fresher for eating later?
I have absolutely no idea! Perhaps I should ask...
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Thought so, what does he do with the live fish? is it to keep them fresher for eating later?
Usually for keeping live bait....
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what does he do with the live fish?

get yer brayn inn geer yew nobbur

hee putts dem onn iz huk

itts a wel for keeping sandeals an uvver likkul batefishis alive

yew cud yewse itt for woshin yor feat az wel
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get yer brayn inn geer yew nobbur

hee putts dem onn iz huk

itts a wel for keeping sandeals an uvver likkul batefishis alive

yew cud yewse itt for woshin yor feat az wel
wel put m8

ee shud bee cawshous

iffen itt gets 'oled itt wil bee a holey wel

den itt wil bee lowves an fishis time

holey god ted!
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yew cud yewse itt for woshin yor feat az wel
Osprey are trying to get one up on the heads found in some Redbay, Shakespeare and Scorpion etc by fitting a bidet!

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Apparently you have to keep changing the water when you have fish in there?
I'm not angler - but do they not usually have a bilge bump arrangement to continually flush fresh water in/out? or is that only the higher end ones?
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