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Old 13 April 2015, 06:33   #31
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What a load of rubbish.
It is not often that I am moved to such extreme statements, but twaddle like this cannot go uncontested.
Osprey as a brand is probably one of the least "drystack toy" brands out there. It is a very deep V design giving a 'soft' ride to deal with real sea conditions. In the 6.5 metre category I tried most brands when going for Osprey and each had its compromises - no surprises there. The compromise with the Osprey hull - it has such a deep V and substantial build that it is not the fastest, so it does not win the numbers game.
But it is forgiving. I have yet to experience any semblance of hooking for instance, and believe me, I and others (well one ribnetter in particular I could name) have pushed my boat hard in 'power on' turns with tubes in the water, with no sign of bad behaviour.
I do not know what Chris is offering these days, it has been quite some time since we have been in touch, but when I bought mine it could be configured for whatever storage space or seating configuration you needed. Mine has removeable rear jockeys to give more deck space when I need it for example.
I must admit to some confusion though, why do you state that an auxiliary cannot be mounted? Have I missed something on this new boat, 'cos I know of other owners that have used an auxiliary on slightly older Ospreys.
For years Osprey was known as THE brand favoured by divers, the sort of people that sling weight belts and cylinders around the boat (bin there, seen that!). There was a reason why Osprey were so popular with these unforgiving users, and as far as I am concerned, that reputation is untarnished
Ouch, hit a nerve me thinks.

Please re read what I wrote, never questioned the pedigree of the hull etc. Just said THAT layout isn't for everyday use in the UK, which is why it will end up as a toy for someone on a stack or in the med.

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Old 13 April 2015, 07:45   #32
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Fair enough, no particular nerve hit, and I have no connection with the selling of Ospreys, just a satisfied owner.
I have re-read your post and cannot find your explicit reference to the layout, but I'll take your comment as I think it is intended. As Andy said, all options cannot be included on one demonstrator, but I think Chris has done well with that one boat.
Why do you think an auxiliary is not possible?
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Old 13 April 2015, 07:59   #33
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Each to their own, but a softy, leisure fit out of a Vipermax doesn't sit too well with me.

Kinda like dropping a Maybach body on a Defender chassis. Why not buy a Maybach or a Defender?
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Old 13 April 2015, 08:12   #34
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Decent console, two Ullmans, two pods, useful A-frame (actually, it IS a good A-frame*) sombre colours. Other than a wee suicide seat, where's the Leisure?

The thread hijacker is right however - the suicide seat needs handholds.

* I like the A-frame. It allow s that monster engine to be lifted AND it provides a useful handhold while standing and boarding. Looks OK too. I bet it was an @rsepain to roll
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Old 13 April 2015, 08:35   #35
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All your comments are much appreciated.

For those of you who prefer the more understated Vipermax then we can still provide all the console options and seating layouts that you are familiar with...

With regards to grab handles, yes agreed Andre. We are waiting on some stainless rails to go down either side of the front console hatch and also have on order some nice grab handles for either side of the plotter screen.

This is an example of another layout on a 6.8 that was completed 2 weeks ago for another customer that we took out to water test in Portishead last week.

And the next one to roll out in a couple of weeks is going to be the full Black and Carbon Look.
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* I like the A-frame. It allow s that monster engine to be lifted AND it provides a useful handhold while standing and boarding. Looks OK too. I bet it was an @rsepain to roll
It was certainly a challenge to get the dimensions right !, we wanted to retain the look of the traditional Osprey A-frame whilst nodding towards the sleeker forward raking look. The aim was always to try and maintain the robust look of the Vipermax at the same time as to bring it in line with the modern trends.
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And for Mollers.... just to prove we listen to all suggestions no matter how brutally they are put, the new style Aframe is bolted through the deck into an 8 inch Stainless Plate with M10 Bolts.

Should pull the skin off any rice pudding. even if its made with clotted cream ;-)
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Lovely looking boats.

Just a query, and a very little one. Why do you use square washers on the top engine mounting bolts and circular on the bottom ones? Is that purely for extra strength?
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Lovely looking boats.

Just a query, and a very little one. Why do you use square washers on the top engine mounting bolts and circular on the bottom ones? Is that purely for extra strength?
I think they're the ones it comes with on the shipping create
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All your comments are much appreciated.

For those of you who prefer the more understated Vipermax then we can still provide all the console options and seating layouts that you are familiar with...

With regards to grab handles, yes agreed Andre. We are waiting on some stainless rails to go down either side of the front console hatch and also have on order some nice grab handles for either side of the plotter screen.

This is an example of another layout on a 6.8 that was completed 2 weeks ago for another customer that we took out to water test in Portishead last week.

And the next one to roll out in a couple of weeks is going to be the full Black and Carbon Look.
Does it come with Geckos for the suicide seat passengers?
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