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Old 07 November 2018, 14:21   #1
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Hi guys , Iíve recently purchased a 5.6m osprey eagle with the Suzuki 100hp V4 2 stroke engine fitted .
The boat and engine are both in very good condition for what a presume is a mid 80ís rig .
The name on the boat is ďGibraltar 1Ē and seems to have been on the boat from new .
Iíve been told it could has served as a British Navy vessel in Gibraltar and Iím looking to find out anything I can about the boat . If anyone can give me any info on this boat or this Make /model in particular I would appreciate it .

Cheers , John
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Old 07 November 2018, 14:25   #2
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Hi guys , Iíve recently purchased a 5.6m osprey eagle with the Suzuki 100hp V4 2 stroke engine fitted .

The boat and engine are both in very good condition for what a presume is a mid 80ís rig .

The name on the boat is ďGibraltar 1Ē and seems to have been on the boat from new .

Iíve been told it could has served as a British Navy vessel in Gibraltar and Iím looking to find out anything I can about the boat . If anyone can give me any info on this boat or this Make /model in particular I would appreciate it .



Cheers , John


Have you any photos ?
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Old 07 November 2018, 14:38   #3
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I’ll see if I can upload some now , I’m doing this on my phone and I’m a bit of a Luddite to be honest ��
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Old 07 November 2018, 15:04   #4
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Unlikely to have been Navy. It's a typical club dive boat. There are dive outfits in Gib but I'd suspect that the financial logistics of returning a used boat to the UK for sale would be prohibitive. Probably belonged to a UK based club full of Bombastik neo-imperialist FLAGWAIVERS!...
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Unlikely to have been Navy. It's a typical club dive boat. There are dive outfits in Gib but I'd suspect that the financial logistics of returning a used boat to the UK for sale would be prohibitive. Probably belonged to a UK based club full of Bombastik neo-imperialist FLAGWAIVERS!...
Cor Blimey!...All Those deductions would make Ol Sherlock himself Blush!
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Old 08 November 2018, 05:46   #8
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They use Pacific 24’s at the moment . This would have been about 1986 I would think . It has been used a a club Rhib for quite a while . I’ve never owned one before but it seems to handle very well and is very soft ride in heavy seas .
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... Iíve never owned one before but it seems to handle very well and is very soft ride in heavy seas .

Of course it does, itís an Osprey !
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Of course it does, itís an Osprey !
mine didn't bow steered like a bastard and would feel like it would lean/drop to port or starboard with the slightest cross wind, current. if trimmed in in heavy sea.
to be fair though it did have a xl shaft counter rotating outboard that was set quite high to get the cav plate somewhere near so was possibly a top heavy/rigging issue .
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