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Old 01 October 2009, 19:06   #1
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Anyone else had the pleasure of helming one of these boats? Would be really interested to hear your comments? As far as I am aware there is only one Lynx 24 in the UK ( http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F217115 ) and I had the pleasure of helming it a few weeks ago..... Absolutely Awesome ... Being a true fan of Osprey RIBS in general and the owner of a Vipermax 7.5 I was not disapointed. A True offshore racer and far more responsive than the Vipermax. Cant quite understand the pricing of the above quoted RIB Seems remarkably cheap given that Brugge Marine are selling a 2002 Lynx 26 for 65,000 Euro .... and no I am not the seller of this RIB or commercially invollved with it in any way (Pure coincidence that I happened to helm it at some sort of Osprey Convention a few weeks ago at Anglesey) but would be interested to hear from anyone who has driven a Lynx 24, 26 or 28 and there comments and views on the difference between the different sizes of Lynx and comparison with the Vipermax.
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Old 02 October 2009, 07:00   #2
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Just noticed the input regarding the Lynx 24 - the owner of the boat invited me to try it as well that weekend, because I am ashamed to say that I have never driven a Lynx before! Suffice to say I thought it was absolutely fabulous, very responsive to the helm, phenominal ride quality and to coin a phrase 'the ultimate driving machine'! I have a friend who owns a Lynx 26 in Ireland and am going to try it (with his permission) at the earliest opportunity. It seems to me that if you want a very fast off-shore boat this is the way to go. It may not be quite as practical as the Vipermax but the grin-factor is 10 out of 10.

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Had a few pm replies about this. It seems the Lynx is at its happiest when it is at full throttle on top of the waves and very good at what it was built for but is not for the feint hearted. After my experience, I think my problem was that I wasnt quite brave enough to drive it quite as hard as maybe needed. The general feedback seems to be if your unsure on this boat and feel like backing off on the throttle ... do the opposite and INCREASE it .... Love to hear more comments.

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Old 02 October 2009, 10:45   #4
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Had a few pm replies about this. It seems the Lynx is at its happiest when it is at full throttle on top of the waves and very good at what it was built for but is not for the feint hearted.
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Thats the only proper way to experiance a lynx, Mick

Full throttle when others are going back to the harbor doing...
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Another picture at sea proud to own a lynx.
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as a point of interest what is the difference between a vector / osprey xr24 and a lynx hull ,i can see from the photos that the bow lockers / hardnose are different but is the hull shape any different ?
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Paul, the xr has A flat pad and the lynx has A round hull from the middle of the boat, also the wide of the boat total is 2.15 mtr ...see foto's.

The complete story is here Paul. http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...ghlight=osprey
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