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Old 08 September 2017, 12:05   #1
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PROSPORT / Osprey Lynx Rib... Where to buy?

Does anyone know where I can buy a prosport 8-8.5 m or Osprey Lynx hull, or another one with a deep "V" , preferably with black tubes I am looking for hull with tubes or just the hull for rebuild to my needs (marine safari), preferably as a project rib.
Coes anyone know or saw somewhere to get at good price?
Does anyone know the exact width of the deck between the tubes in the Osprey rib?

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Old 08 September 2017, 12:18   #2
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A good starting point would be to Have a word with Chris at Osprey RIbs on here.
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Didn't Codders have an 8.5m Prosport? I'd guess that that would be a bit of a 'project' by now.
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Mollers Can you explain more (Codders)? My english is not enough good...
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Didn't Codders have an 8.5m Prosport? I'd guess that that would be a bit of a 'project' by now.
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Codders = codprawn a prolific former member in Wales who ultimately bought a pro sport but has been quiet for a number of years.
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I didn't think prosport had a very good build rep?
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Wondered about that too, the Prosport and Osprey are worlds apart on build quality.
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Pro sport left a lot to be desired. Also not convinced it would be any good as a sea safari boat as it very little sheer in the bow
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Old 12 September 2017, 04:03   #9
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Hmmm.
Until now, I used Humber 7.80 ocean pro, which I completely rebuilt. I liked this boat because it was not a heavy rib and the shape of the hull was sufficient for the conditions of the sea in which it used. It also had several drawbacks: the tubes touched the water line, and Humber's biggest mistake, the transom angle was bad, causing damage to the trim cylinders actuator in the outboard. I also had to rebuild the transom in correct angle.

Currently I am looking for a hull which will have a deeper V, slightly more brave to the rough sea with higher placed deck, but I need not too heavy boat , for single max power outboard, so easy for jumping on small waves.
I saw Prosports and I really liked how it works on waves, I also like Ospreys Lynx, but for me it is probably a bit too narrow. I need to fit 2 rows of jockeys.

Maybe you have other ideas? Deep V Rib, easy for rebuild.
Revengers also looks good
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The Revenger would be a good choice but most of them have the splashwell built into the back which could pose a problem.
The Pro-sport is basically a handed down copy of the Revenger hull with a slightly modified tube mounting flange.
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