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Old 12 April 2015, 12:31   #11
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Can you squeeze past it or is it a stand on tube job 😊
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Old 12 April 2015, 12:40   #12
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Can you squeeze past it or is it a stand on tube job 😊

No, not unless it's offset and Gotch, you bought the rib in 'Dog's knob' red, therefore your views on 'looking' can be ignored . :-)
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Can you squeeze past it or is it a stand on tube job 😊
Looks like you can from this pic I think? I would imagine you can, it's just another disadvantage of the old Discovery console that you have to stand on the tubes!

& Mollers, at least it's actually seen the water in the last three years...
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Mollers, at least it's actually seen the water in the last three years...
Don't be a twat yew twat! You and few others have no idea how often my boats are used as I don't post every detail of every dunking. One of them may've been in today. ;-)
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Don't be a twat yew twat! You and few others have no idea how often my boats are used as I don't post every detail of every dunking. One of them may've been in today. ;-)
That's as may be, but I still think boats look a lot better on the water rather than stuffed in the back of a barn. Doesn't matter what colour the tubes are if there's a dirty great tarp on top
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Haha! you two are going to get bilged

Looking forward to this
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cracking looking hull/tubes. osprey do make the nicest looking hull/tube combos imo.

not a fan of the rest of it i'm afraid. i guess it is not aimed at the practical boaters market. i.e lack of storage/seating and can't put an aux on the transom. i assume it is more of a drystack toy, which it will probably end up anyway i guess.

however, curious what the engine is like if you have any comments?

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The new console has room to get past without standing on the tubes...
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Old 12 April 2015, 16:39   #19
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cracking looking hull/tubes. osprey do make the nicest looking hull/tube combos imo.

not a fan of the rest of it i'm afraid. i guess it is not aimed at the practical boaters market. i.e lack of storage/seating and can't put an aux on the transom. i assume it is more of a drystack toy, which it will probably end up anyway i guess.

however, curious what the engine is like if you have any comments?

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The seating is what we wanted on this particular rib. All the seats are bolted in and can be reconfigured to suit... There's also room for a third row of jockeys if you want the extra seating.

As for the engine... It's perfect. The power steering is a revelation and the torque and performance is outstanding.

Pulled an easy 50 knots on a 4 bladed prop and once the engine is raised a couple of inches (G2s like to run high) 55 knots is expected.

Dry Stack Toy ? guess that's down the the owner and what they choose to do with it !
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Chris,

is the steering electric or motor driven hydraulic? i wonder how it will hold up in say 5 years of use...i.e outside of warranty.

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