Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 16 February 2013, 14:08   #1
Member
 
Country: Ireland
Town: dublin
Boat name: Charlie Fox
Make: zodiac
Length: 5m +
Engine: yamaha 100
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 10
Osprey xr20

Looking at buying an Osprey XR20 for the 'Round Ireland Challenge'. It is in good condition with a Mercury XR2 150 2 stroke (not sure of year). What is the general opinion of this boat ? Is it good enough for challenge ? Is outboard reliable ? the boat has a leaking stainless steel tank. Is this expensive to repair/ replace ? Any info or manual on this boat would be very much appreciated. Finnrib.
__________________

__________________
finnrib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 February 2013, 14:44   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Mighty Penryn
Boat name: Little Joe.
Make: Avon Searider
Length: 4m +
Engine: Honda BF50
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 8,841
Presumably, you're 'on a budget' with this one, 'coz that rig is gonna be knocking on a bit. But, with a bit of fettling, it could be quite competitive. Ideally, it could do with another 50hp. The boat would need to be well prep'd to go the distance.
__________________

__________________
Mollers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 February 2013, 14:55   #3
RIBnet supporter
 
nugent's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bromsgrove
Boat name: Kick-Ass !
Make: PAC/Artic 22
Length: 6m +
Engine: 250hp Yamaha
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 3,387
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mollers View Post
Presumably, you're 'on a budget' with this one, 'coz that rig is gonna be knocking on a bit. But, with a bit of fettling, it could be quite competitive. Ideally, it could do with another 50hp. The boat would need to be well prep'd to go the distance.


I was thinking 200 horses required

There a bloody fast boat so long as deck is not soaked and weighing it down
__________________

MY BIGGEST WORRY IS THAT MY WIFE(WHEN I"M DEAD)WILL SELL MY TOY'S FOR WHAT I SAID I PAID FOR THEM.
nugent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 February 2013, 15:09   #4
RIBnet supporter
 
gotchiguy's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Dinard, Brittany
Boat name: Into the Red
Make: Osprey Vipermax
Length: 7m +
Engine: Evinrude E-tec 250HO
MMSI: 235 076 114
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,948
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by nugent View Post
I was thinking 200 horses required

There a bloody fast boat so long as deck is not soaked and weighing it down
Even with 150 it could be pretty quick, especially if it is balsa cored deck, no flooding hull, and has the later planing pad (but not the jet orientated pad).

Think you would need to be very careful with that engine though, but if the boat is going for the right price then swapping the engine for a more modern 200 may give you a very fast and reliable boat.

Stainless tank not brilliantly east to repair, because they must be completely defumed before they can be welded. Speak to Martini on here, he had to repair his during his Artic 28 rebuild.
__________________
gotchiguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 February 2013, 15:15   #5
RIBnet supporter
 
nugent's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bromsgrove
Boat name: Kick-Ass !
Make: PAC/Artic 22
Length: 6m +
Engine: 250hp Yamaha
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 3,387
Quote:
Originally Posted by gotchiguy View Post

Even with 150 it could be pretty quick, especially if it is balsa cored deck, no flooding hull, and has the later planing pad (but not the jet orientated pad).

Think you would need to be very careful with that engine though, but if the boat is going for the right price then swapping the engine for a more modern 200 may give you a very fast and reliable boat.

Stainless tank not brilliantly east to repair, because they must be completely defumed before they can be welded. Speak to Martini on here, he had to repair his during his Artic 28 rebuild.
There all glassed in under the console bloody nightmare to get to I done ne years ago. Lots of work and greif cut out console and enjoy ripping he deck to bits then a fight to remove it, but thereafter simply swap it for a plastic job
__________________

MY BIGGEST WORRY IS THAT MY WIFE(WHEN I"M DEAD)WILL SELL MY TOY'S FOR WHAT I SAID I PAID FOR THEM.
nugent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 February 2013, 15:18   #6
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Mighty Penryn
Boat name: Little Joe.
Make: Avon Searider
Length: 4m +
Engine: Honda BF50
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 8,841
Quote:
Originally Posted by gotchiguy View Post
Even with 150 it could be pretty quick, especially if it is balsa cored deck, no flooding hull, and has the later planing pad (but not the jet orientated pad).
Isn't it about time that you developed an interest in chics, rather than blow-up boats?
__________________
Mollers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 February 2013, 15:20   #7
RIBnet supporter
 
gotchiguy's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Dinard, Brittany
Boat name: Into the Red
Make: Osprey Vipermax
Length: 7m +
Engine: Evinrude E-tec 250HO
MMSI: 235 076 114
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,948
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mollers View Post
Isn't it about time that you developed an interest in chics, rather than blow-up boats?
I'm already all tied up
__________________
gotchiguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 February 2013, 15:26   #8
RIBnet supporter
 
nugent's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bromsgrove
Boat name: Kick-Ass !
Make: PAC/Artic 22
Length: 6m +
Engine: 250hp Yamaha
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 3,387
stainless steel tank removal


Check that out sir,,,,,,trust me lots of greif I know,,,
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-381019501.jpg
Views:	136
Size:	73.3 KB
ID:	76679  
__________________

MY BIGGEST WORRY IS THAT MY WIFE(WHEN I"M DEAD)WILL SELL MY TOY'S FOR WHAT I SAID I PAID FOR THEM.
nugent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 February 2013, 18:10   #9
RIBnet admin team
 
willk's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,926
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mollers View Post
Isn't it about time that you developed an interest in chics, rather than blow-up boats?
Chix are only a "phase". 20 years and it's all about the boats again
__________________

__________________
willk is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:43.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.