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Old 19 May 2007, 08:06   #1
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Project "Blue Venom" (aka "Solent Viper")

In the time old tradition of posting project builds, I'd like to share my experiences with everyone of my project build Nicknamed "Blue Venom".

A few basic details.

Osprey Vipermax 6.2m with 200 litre underfloor tank.

Delphe Blue tubes with large Artic Grey wear patches. (see photo)

Under rubbing strake safety lines.

Console made by Winsor Marine (Ocean RIBs)

Seats made and supplied by Osprey to a custom size and fitted in a U configuration.

A few Photos to wet the appetite
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Old 19 May 2007, 08:13   #2
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could be an award-winning thread!!!!

Looks like an excellent prospect Andy!

Timescale?

(Like the shot of you behind the console already! Were you saying 'vroooooom'? )

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Timescale??? Who knows!

I'm the next in line for a Hull so I guess it's about 6 weeks from the start of that. Then I get her home, that's where my work begins. Hope she's in the water by summer end.

As for Outboards? Who knows!

I'm going to have at least a 150hp unit and would like a 175hp sat on the back.

My favorite at the moment is the Optimax as this seems very good value for the money, however I am looking at Etec, Yamaha F power and the ever popular Suzuki. Trade members please come forward and do battle

This is where you guys can help! 25" or 20" transom? My gut feeling is to go for the Xtra long shaft, what are your opinions?
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My opinion is that you must remember to put a toob, on the other side of the hull. And not as your drawing currently suggests

Good look to ya Andy. If ya need a hand over a weekend, then I can be tempted by copiuous quantities of falling down water and fried pig between two slices of bread
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My opinion is that you must remember to put a toob, on the other side of the hull. And not as your drawing currently suggests

Good look to ya Andy. If ya need a hand over a weekend, then I can be tempted by copiuous quantities of falling down water and fried pig between two slices of bread

You think so Martin? I wanted a RIB that looked like no other . A RIB that Seafarers would look on in amazment and their jaws would drop at the sight.

As for the pig and bread. Down South we don't have bread BIG enough for a whole pig. But I'm sure we can "rustle" up something....Like Sheep! Codprawns more than welcome too!
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I like your colour scheme
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6.2m? Has someone lopped 300mm off it?
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Rather than a cut & shut 6.5, the 6.2 is a 'stretched' 5.8.

There's two Vipermax moulds, the smaller mould used for the 5.5 - 6.2 range and the large mould for 6.5+.

The smaller mould is a narrower beam and has less freeboard, so you can't put big 'ViperMax' logos on the chine beneath the tube flange
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And having a narrower beam will mean it'll go faster than the 6.5 for a given engine size
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And having a narrower beam will mean it'll go faster than the 6.5 for a given engine size
So how big an egg whisk have you gone for
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