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Old 26 November 2011, 05:57   #1
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Osprey vipermax 6m buy or not to buy

How good are they in ruff seas......any body got one off to buy on what should i be looking for......it a 2007...with a mercury sea water engine..?
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Old 26 November 2011, 06:06   #2
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How good are they in ruff seas......any body got one off to buy on what should i be looking for......it a 2007...with a mercury sea water engine..?
I'm on my 2nd, the 6.5 Vipermax is superb offshore hull. We've hit some pretty chunky seas on Scilly trips with both the 6.5 and the 7m, they do the job well.
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Old 26 November 2011, 08:35   #3
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Old 26 November 2011, 14:35   #4
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How good are they in ruff seas......any body got one off to buy on what should i be looking for......it a 2007...with a mercury sea water engine..?
Some more detail would be nice, pics would be excellent. What size Mercury, what is the fit out. Bugger, I'm off salivating again
Great in the rough, none better in my view. Bought mine to deal with the infamous Solent chop, it deals with this and the bigger stuff very well. Not the fastest hull, if numbers are your thing, there is too much hull in the water to be the fastest in calm-ish conditions, but throw some lumpy stuff at it and ................
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Old 26 November 2011, 15:12   #5
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More info will be nice. A 5.8/6.2m is a slightly different design to a 6.5 and if you're talking 6m then thats a Viper not a Vipermax
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Old 26 November 2011, 15:35   #6
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Incredibly well built boat but heavy as a consequence. The increased weight gives it a great advantage in heavy sea's though as we found out with ours this summer. We mis-timed the tides and crossed the 'Raz de Sein' on the westernmost tip of Brittany at nearly full flood.....(the Raz de Sein on a bad day . ) The tidal rip was creating a nasty 2 to 2.5 meter swell which caused us some worrying moments but all credit to Gwenn, she punched through it admirably. Reminded me very much of some of the aluminium 3tonne FRC's (fast rescue craft) i have previously driven during time spent offshore.
I would recomend one that's for sure

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Just like any deep v though. If you want outrught speed, it's a no. Go buy a bass boat. If you want to maintain speed in the chop and keep going in a sea, I'm under the impression they're great. Our Humber OP is similar, big deep V. I love it.
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Old 26 November 2011, 15:52   #8
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Ferk dat Anchor!

Your boat in Jim's hands, ourselves and DHD skimmed Lizard Point a little tighter than we intended on returning from the Scillies a couple of years ago. I remember powering up a face that was as tall as the boat was long as it was curling about to break. We shot out of the top of it going skyward, it was a square mile of mayhem. The trio of VMs performed with aplomb. My Hi-fits required hosing out.
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Wished you had filmed that. Sounds awesome!'
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Old 26 November 2011, 16:51   #10
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Bloody scary. Awesome in the pub, a couple of pints later.
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