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Old 29 April 2004, 01:54   #11
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Hi Charlie;

I can`t say that i know 2hand prices very well in UK.
Scandinavian people are taking care of their boats like their house and family etc so boats up here of that age are in very good shape.
Wich means that the 2 hand prices are very high here.
And i agree with you 5,000 GBP are to much for a boat from mid 80`s
It`s also hard to say a price because i don`t know equipment etc on boat.
How`s with electronics, seatings etc.
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Old 29 April 2004, 08:29   #12
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Sparrowhawk with Suzuki 70hp 4 stroke

Guys

I got mine last year for under 5k.

Engine had 50 hours & fsh (2001 engine)

Also included radio, a frame, twin spotlights, nav lights, gps, depth sounder,flares (out of date now!), anchor with chain & warp, only 1 jockey seat though.

Shop around a bit - particularly if the engine's that old......

Jon
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Old 29 April 2004, 09:25   #13
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Petrov and Jon,
Thanks for your advice, went out in Sparrowhawk on Sunday, and as you said, excellent hull, gives loads of confidence, but have found out that the claimed age of boat was incorrect, due to the 75hp Mariner engine cowl being the"clam" type, it places it as mid 1980s,?
Charlie, I had a new Merc 75 hp in 92 which was clam cowl type so the boat may not be as old as you think.

Osprey changed the design of the nose cone around 1990 from very small to the common sparrowhawk design we now see. Also the early tubes were dated in biro inside the nose cone. If the rib has a hatch to access the nose cone(a popular mod) then with a torch and mirror you should be able to see the date of manufacture.

Post a pic and I will have a guess at its age.

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Old 29 April 2004, 09:35   #14
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Sorry just found this pic of the Sparrowhawk. I think it dates from 91 to 95. After 95 some changes to the line of the hardnose and tube join were made to even out the line so it flowed together. This one pre-dates this change. The second layer of rubbing strip on the nose isn't standard and what is going on under those patches at the front of the tubes ? however the sign writing on the nose looks intact as is normally worn with heavy use so perhaps she hasn't seen that much action.

I did the Round Scotland Race in 92 with a Sparrowhawk and can only describe them as bomb proof.

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Old 29 April 2004, 09:36   #15
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Came across this the other day. Don't know whether its a Kestrel or Sparrowhawk or what? Picture's not great. May be worth a look. Would be a fast boat with a 90 on the back.

http://www.buyaboat.co.uk/boatdetail...srefno=1819562
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Old 01 May 2004, 19:10   #16
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Sparrowhawk saga

Thanks to all who responded to our Sparrowhawk questions, reading about the rib Jon bought,and the Osprey Swginn highlighted, (have phoned about that,but no reply ), we are going to have an other look around,and not rush into anything. Having a next week on a "34ft Nauticat Motorsailer " up at Mull in Scotland, so time to chill and have a think, thanks again to all, if anyone hears of a suitable Rib, let us know,my son will be watching the site. Charlie.....
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