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Old 26 June 2011, 17:37   #11
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Out of the 2 boats you mentioned, I don't think you could go far wrong with either! I'm probably biased as I have the Tornado 750 , but I rode on an osprey vipermax 7.5 with a 300 e-tec at ribex a couple of years back too, and its a great hull also. I would say the Osprey was marginally more comfortable a ride perhaps? Hard to say, but the Tornado has a Higher Bow which i like (un-stuff-able in the 7 years I've had the boat in big Hebridean seas) and also I didnt like the way you cannot walk around the console on the osprey, you have to walk on the tubes to pass around the console. (on the double console one i was on anyway) The tornado seems larger inside space compared to the Osprey.

But like i said, both very good boats.
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Old 26 June 2011, 18:46   #12
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If the Vipermax is the boat I'm thinking of, the Honda is a 225hp and the hull is older than 2004?
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Old 27 June 2011, 02:48   #13
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Downhilda... It's grey and based in barnmouth... Same boat ?
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Old 27 June 2011, 07:39   #14
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Maybe - the one I was thinking of was based in Anglesey last year. It may have been moved to Barmouth though. 2 x single + 2 x double jockey seats, discovery console and a rail around the screen which was made from an ugly stick.
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I think I may be thinking of the same boat. If so, make sure you have a look at it first...there is some work to do.....

Tornado probably the safer bet as per Mollers

This must be the first time the others are rooting for the Osprey and we're saying go with the other option
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Old 27 June 2011, 16:03   #16
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Downhilldai / Gotchiguy.... yep, thats the one !! i'm suprised i've not seen it as i'm based on anglesey... I brought RachelRIB's old Osprey Vipermax and use it around anglesey

Either way, What sort of work are you thinking, cosmetic or something more sinister ? apparently its been reupholstered etc... my main concern is that it will be slow out the hole and sluggish with a 4 stroke..... but if the boats a hound it would be good know before i go to see it......
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Old 27 June 2011, 16:08   #17
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Simples ! Buy the Osprey, flog the Honda and wack a 250 e-tec on the back
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Simples ! Buy the Osprey, flog the Honda and wack a 250 e-tec on the back
Only problem is that when the Opti on it was switched for the Honda it wasn't exactly done....to a..brilliant standard.....

Main work is to sort out the bodge-job on the console, and make sure that the holes from the opti have been sealed properly etc (assuming they are different?). Possibly (seeing as upholstery has) it might have been sorted, and if so it could be a good buy, especially at that price.

Edit: but how would I know, I don't have an Osprey according to the details on the left. LOL
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thanks gotchiguy.... very interesting... thanks for the heads up... I'm supposed to be going down this week to look.... so i'll have a good look at the transome and console.... and then i'll flog the honda and put an Vmax 250 hpdi on it
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just asked if it had been in anglesey ever.... no..... did it ever have an optimax on it.... no..... the plot thickens

Is this the one you were thinking of ?
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