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Old 04 February 2013, 14:16   #1
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Osprey Vmax in Cornwall

Does anyone know this 6.5...

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I think Whisper looked at it, was it "up to snuff"?
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Old 04 February 2013, 14:47   #2
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Hummm, yes and no. It was the seller that put me off, I had to walk away on the day of collection

I looked at it in London and Roy helped me loads during the potential purchase thanks to Chris

It looked a bit tired, teak decking stuff was coming up at the front and the seats were all split and under the back seat was a bit smelly. Think the tubes were looking faded too?

Not a bad boat but glad that I turned it down as I got much more for my money buying my Ribcraft 585.

The seller was a member of ribnet but I don't think he comes on here much.

Worth a look if you can knock the price down, but get a survey and an engineer to check the engine
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Old 04 February 2013, 14:49   #3
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That boat was pictured on the old Osprey website, It was advertised/sold on ebay about 18 months ago for about 15k(I think), I looked at it at the time as it was only about 5 miles from me.
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Old 04 February 2013, 14:54   #4
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Roy built it for his friend, then it was sold to a guy in the midlands/ Northampton? It was then sold to a guy who lived near the Harry Potter attraction near Watford, that's where I looked at it.
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I'm pretty sure that it was used as the Osprey demonstrator. It was the first one built with the rear splashwell hence the slightly different upholstery.
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Old 04 February 2013, 15:58   #6
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Does anyone know this 6.5...

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I think Whisper looked at it, was it "up to snuff"?
Know the guy, just a couple of miles away, If you want me to have a quick look pm me.
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Old 04 February 2013, 16:03   #7
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Roy built it for his friend, then it was sold to a guy in the midlands/ Northampton? It was then sold to a guy who lived near the Harry Potter attraction near Watford, that's where I looked at it.
That makes sense, I viewed it in Farthingstone, Nothants
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Old 04 February 2013, 16:51   #8
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Know the guy, just a couple of miles away, If you want me to have a quick look pm me.
Where does he use it Kerns? I've never seen'un.

I'm suprised that you haven't made him an insulting offer and then had a game of musical engines with it.
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Where does he use it Kerns? I've never seen'un.

I'm suprised that you haven't made him an insulting offer and then had a game of musical engines with it.
He's a dealer, lives at Sticker but has a few boats In his new yard, he used to import hard boats from the States but $ rate no longer works for him. Knew nothing about Ribs until last couple of years, otherwise I'd have made the offer! ( you can't make an insulting offer on a vibro BTW :-)
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He's a dealer, lives at Sticker but has a few boats In his new yard, he used to import hard boats from the States but $ rate no longer works for him. Knew nothing about Ribs until last couple of years, otherwise I'd have made the offer! ( you can't make an insulting offer on a vibro BTW :-)
I think I met the guy in Fowey, he was tied up behind us on the visitors pontoon. He had a Yank hardboat with a V8 that wouldn't start. Bit of a flash geezer type, knew diddly squat about boats.
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