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Old 27 November 2011, 16:21   #21
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to all the Isprey owners cos they are obviously biased! I on the other hand am an ardent searider fan and have no intention of buying an Osprey and I think they are extremely well made boats and are really good in a rough sea
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Old 27 November 2011, 20:41   #22
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Its a 5.8 with 115 Mercury engine on 2 stroke ...done 230 hours on the clock....osprey 2007 vipermax
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Old 27 November 2011, 21:07   #23
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Its a 5.8 with 115 Mercury engine on 2 stroke ...done 230 hours on the clock....osprey 2007 vipermax
Nice set-up. Make sure the engine has a good service record, if it's an optimax this is essential

I own a 6.2m Vipermax which was made in 2007 from the same mould the one you're looking at. It's tube ends in water underway, which takes a little bit off of top speed but IMHO adds to the handling. They are pretty quick when the going gets tough and will leave plenty of other RIBs in their wake.

I would look closely at the tube manufacture and check all the seams etc. I've had issues with my seams coming apart, nothing too serious and all the work I to rectify I did myself, but be warned!

Other that that, they are terriffic boats and you'll never feel caught out in bad weather.
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Old 28 November 2011, 03:39   #24
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Old 28 November 2011, 05:24   #26
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Bit of luck there, turns out his brother is a prince and......
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Old 28 November 2011, 06:14   #28
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Old 28 November 2011, 06:52   #29
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i had a viper not the vpermax (i think...) but best boat i ever had, took me everywhere i wanted to go always with complete confidence. i went a lot of places, almost always in the rough and often offshore (alderney, france, sillies) often solo, in my trusty 6m viper and 150 optimax.

after this i had a 6.5m ribtec, now a 9m ribtec but i'd still prefer to be out in a F8 in the viper.
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Old 28 November 2011, 08:10   #30
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How much do you think it's worth tubes are good,mint condition inside and out...mercury sea engine water engine...280 hours on the engine..trailer a bit ruff,...also i will need to sell my pt520 2005 mint condition optimax 90hp engine 180 hours fully serviced....

Thank all for any advice
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