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Old 26 September 2005, 17:36   #11
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I love Pictons and I suspect what most people want from their Ribbing they would be ideal for most people - I know though that once I get used to something I tend to go to extremes - just hope my new hull will be up to it - same as used by revenger apparently and they are well proven!!!
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Old 26 September 2005, 17:39   #12
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Chris, I think you are asking alot of 20k! I would recommend going to look at this boat:
http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F77404

I have known this boat from new and know that it has done very few hours and is in good condition although could do with a clean. My only concern is that the engine is a 250HP EFI NOT optimax so may be a bit thirsty. Scorpian are arguably one of the most sought after ribs and as such they hold their value

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Old 26 September 2005, 17:59   #13
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Chris, I think you are asking alot of 20k! I would recommend going to look at this boat:
http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F77404

I have known this boat from new and know that it has done very few hours and is in good condition although could do with a clean. My only concern is that the engine is a 250HP EFI NOT optimax so may be a bit thirsty. Scorpian are arguably one of the most sought after ribs and as such they hold their value

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yes i am aware of three scorpion 7.5s for sale so i do need to go see one and see what they are like, nice boats from what i have heard.

looking for a winter bargain here!!!!!!!
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Old 27 September 2005, 07:08   #14
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osprey vipermax

Hello Hugh,As Ribster Rache has said I have a 7m vipermax with an E-tec 250 hung on the back.It`s my 3rd Rib and I have been very impressed with it we were out this weekend off Anglesey in serious conditions with 3 adults and 4 children we estimated that some of the waves were 2.5m from trough to crest it was awesome,great fun and we felt as safe as you can for those conditions.Ospreys really come into there own in big seas.The E-tec is a fantastic engine very powerful and surprisingly frugal for a 250hp it is also very light compared to most 250`s so the balance on a 7m in my opinion is bang on! We`ve had 56mph with 8 crew and 200 L or so of fuel onboard.I have the wide discovery console with a customised screen and grab-rail which gives good protection, with two single jockey seats and two double jockeyseats behind.the boat was new this year(on the water at Easter)engine hours 60.It could be for sale for the right money but 20k don`t come near! I have been thinking of moving up to a twin-engine installation because we are planning to go much further off-shore.I would still go for a 7 or 7.5 vipermax (the actual L.O.A of the 7m is 7.2m) If you want anymore info about my boat or about Ospreys in general please contact me.
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Old 27 September 2005, 11:11   #15
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Hi Hugh,

Last year I bought an Osprey Vipermax 7. I'm very pleased with it. It's my fourth rib. Sailcaracteristics are superb! At first I had some problems with compensating the propellor-torc but with placing the engin an inch to the sb-side that was solved.
Now the only thing I don't like is the fact that with low speeds, when not in the plane, the rib goes any direction, accept the one I want to go to. I'm constantly steering to keep the right course. Perhaps trim tabs could help solve this inconvenience. I think it's the result of cutting a triange-shaped part from the hull / transom that Osprey does to improve speed.
With the mounted Yamaha 200 hpdi vmax I reach 50 knots, with two people on board and not to much fuel in it.
Average I burn 5 gallons per hour. That is in fact economical but if you'r out a whole day still a lot of money! Specialy with the fuel price nowadays.
So, (if there is a) next time I would go for a diesel engine.

For pictures you can go to http://www.ribadventures.TK
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