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Old 19 May 2008, 17:43   #251
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I know this is reviving a rather old post but I asked this question of Mike from Osprey the other day and was told that the 6.2 and 6.5 are the same width and the only difference between the two was an extra 30cm at the rear. In fact that 5.8 is again the same width just shorter.

I mentioned that the specs on the website look to disagree with this and Mike said they must be wrong.
Yes, the webshite is wrong. The specs state the 5.8 & 6.2 have a 2.36m beam, but my 5.8 came in at 2.48m! I don't know about the 6.2, but when I measured a couple of 6.5s, they were 2.55m max beam, so only marginally wider than my 5.8 turned out to be, suggesting that the hull pattern is most likely identical.
The 6.5m+ range differs from the smaller boats in having a taller chine between the running surface and the tube flange. Take a look at where Hugh Jardon stuck the two tone 'Vipermax' logo on his 6.5 and you'll see what I mean when compared with my 5.8 in the pics below. Due to this chine, the 6.5 sits with its toobs marginally out of the water when at rest, whereas the 5.8 (and presumably the 6.2) does not.
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Old 19 May 2008, 17:43   #252
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Oh well, was worth asking. I have an upholster who works for us on another site and will have a word. I am sure if I buy the materials he would make something up for a few bottles of something.....
I'll see how my pole turns out and may go back to Marine Fabrications if it turns out well.
What sort of drawings did you give them or did you bend the bits yourself? It would be a bit difficult to put all the various twists and bends on a flat sheet! I intend to make up something similiar, not exactly alike, to your seat backs.
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Old 19 May 2008, 17:52   #253
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Yes, the webshite is wrong. The specs state the 5.8 & 6.2 have a 2.36m beam, but my 5.8 came in at 2.48m! I don't know about the 6.2, but when I measured a couple of 6.5s, they were 2.55m max beam, so only marginally wider than my 5.8 turned out to be, suggesting that the hull pattern is most likely identical.
The 6.5m+ range differs from the smaller boats in having a taller chine between the running surface and the tube flange. Take a look at where Hugh Jardon stuck the two tone 'Vipermax' logo on his 6.5 and you'll see what I mean when compared with my 5.8 in the pics below. Due to this chine, the 6.5 sits with its toobs marginally out of the water when at rest, whereas the 5.8 (and presumably the 6.2) does not.
I've not run a tape across the 7m yet. Judging by the amount of gap either side of the Disco console, if it's any wider than the 6.5, it's only a fraction.
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Old 19 May 2008, 17:56   #254
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I've not run a tape across the 7m yet. Judging by the amount of gap either side of the Disco console, if it's any wider than the 6.5, it's only a fraction.
Yep - out of the same mould, so it would only be a touch wider with an extra half metre of hull length
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Old 19 May 2008, 17:59   #255
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Oh well, was worth asking. I have an upholster who works for us on another site and will have a word. I am sure if I buy the materials he would make something up for a few bottles of something.....
I'll see how my pole turns out and may go back to Marine Fabrications if it turns out well.
What sort of drawings did you give them or did you bend the bits yourself? It would be a bit difficult to put all the various twists and bends on a flat sheet! I intend to make up something similiar, not exactly alike, to your seat backs.
Basicly the main frame is a 180 degree 150mm Rad bend at the top with two legs (height is dependant on personal requirements). Off the two legs are the mounting plates for the fixing bolts. The wings are again 150mm radiused tube that is welded in position at whatever angle you desire, mine is at about 45 degrees. At again the handles are radiused tube too. I was particularly pleased with the grab handles as there is a broad area at the back of the seat, so that if your passengers are flung forward there are no protrusions to be caught on.
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6.2, tubes in the water whilst at rest and underway (just).

6.5 might be a bit faster if the tubes are clear of the water when on the plane.
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