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Old 27 June 2011, 16:42   #21
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Old 27 June 2011, 16:43   #22
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Looks nice, though I'd probably get rid of the basket ball net from the foredeck (picture 2). Might obstruct your vision a bit.

I can't comment on owning a Tornado, but I'm pleased with my Osprey with a 4 stroke on the back. The only downside I see is the criticism from those that haven't seen the light yet
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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 ?
Nope that's not the one.....

I'd be a bit hesitant about putting a two stroke on the back though... you may find that the...erm..."pleasure" from that boat is more than adequate without adding a two stroke to the mix....after all it is an Osprey "Vibromax"

Should be a good buy, but judging by the advert from when it was on ebay, make sure you deal with the owner not the friend

Barmouth is afterall Osprey HQ, give Roy a ring and I'm sure he'll give you the low down
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Old 27 June 2011, 17:02   #24
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Nope that's not the one.....

I'd be a bit hesitant about putting a two stroke on the back though... you may find that the...erm..."pleasure" from that boat is more than adequate without adding a two stroke to the mix....after all it is an Osprey "Vibromax"

Should be a good buy, but judging by the advert from when it was on ebay, make sure you deal with the owner not the friend

Barmouth is afterall Osprey HQ, give Roy a ring and I'm sure he'll give you the low down
nice one ! I'm pleased about that... i'll be popping down to see it this week still got my Vibromax for sale if anyone's after a 5.8M
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Old 27 June 2011, 17:05   #25
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You wont be disappointed with the handling/build quality of the Tornado, but as has been said the Opti is a bit old... I've heard bad things about them when they're out of warranty.
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Old 27 June 2011, 18:48   #26
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Is this the one you were thinking of ?
Yes.

I must have been mistaken or misinformed about it having been kept on Anglesey.
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Old 27 June 2011, 18:51   #27
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....and make sure that the holes from the opti have been sealed properly etc (assuming they are different?). .
No, they're the same.
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Sorry Downhilldai... getting confused, so its the same boat you were thinking of ?

Should I still be concerned about the console etc ??
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just spoke to Dave at osprey... he knows the boat well and has explained its history..... i'll be heading to look at it this week
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Should I still be concerned about the console etc ??
It's been rigged using a standard side mount control box, rather than a flush top mount, which would be commonplace for these consoles, as the throttle & shift cables are then concealed within the console. On this boat, the cables are exposed and enter the console through a grommet, which is a bit unsightly, but I doubt the operation of the controls is compromised with such a set-up. It does have the advantage of a neutral lock, which you don't get with most top-mount control boxes. The standard control box also takes up less space on the face of the console, which leaves more room for instruments.
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