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Old 10 November 2007, 12:51   #221
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What I was thinking of next week are Wednesday though to Friday, Thursday being the best day.
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Old 23 December 2007, 07:03   #222
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Update

Thought I'd update my thread a little.

Not much has been going on with Solent Viper in recent weeks, She's been on 5 little Voyages in the last 6 weeks, some of them blasts and a couple of little cruises.

Seats all fitted as some of you may have seen a couple of weeks ago and with a battery problem that is being investigated by the manufacturer (thanks Pete for lending me a replacement). Oil problems seem to be behind me now and am turning my attention to other aspects of the RIB like Prop testing, Console screen and grab rail, also what sort of framework I'll be hanging off the back end for the lights etc.

Hope to go out over Christmas with the Kids, the weather looks terrific right now, but have plans this afternoon

A couple of pics of what she looks like now.

Last Photo is the Trophy I was presented with on Friday evening for best RIB build thread 07. Thanks RIBnet for a great year!

Happy Christmas.

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Andy,

Nice one. The seats look nice and very novel.

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PS. Don't where your Geckos near Roguewave
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I like those seat backs of yours Andy plenty of support did you fabricate the frames yourself
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The Geckos have been stripped of Rescue stickers and all Nick. One sporting a Vipers head on front and Osprey logo on the back (how sad ).

I would have loved to had fabricated the seat frames myself, however I changed jobs earlier this year and lost the facilities to bend tubing and do significant welding.

The wrap around seat backs however where three ply pieces fibreglassed together and then upholstered. They are supreamly comfortable whilst sitting, the navigators seat is great also as a leaning post as it still gives you terrific support whilst standing, the helms seat back is a little too far back to be completely comfortable whilst standing for long periods but had no choice otherwise the seating postion would have been too cramped. Look forward to a cam mechanism next year that will enable the seat back to move backwards and forwards at a flick of a handle.
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May i be so bold as to ask who done them for you then
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Thanks to Andt B007 for this shot......It brings the thread up to date.

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I love the way my Osprey flys
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Awesome pic - and it's a good job you have the console so far forward - see why I don't want twins!!!
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Nice one Andy Looking good mate. Keran now wants another Viper

Anybody want to buy 10 Range Rovers, might have one then
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