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Old 09 November 2014, 08:19   #1
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Just starting to look at the 6.5m to 7.0m market for a possible future purchase.

RIB would be focused on supporting adventurous diving.

Currently have a lovely Osprey Sparrowhawk and have probably been spolit by its wonderful deep V hull but it is getting a little tired and needs retubing, re-engining and re-wiring...ok, needs complete refurb.

It is too narrow for future requirements (side by side jockeys reqd) so trying to cut through the massses of data out there to home in on a possible replacement.

Ribcraft?
Osprey Vipermax?
Humber Ocean Pro?

Which is going to give me the comparable seakeeping ability that I have with the Sparrowhawk?

Maybe a completely different make/model?

Thanks in advance for any helpful advice !
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Old 09 November 2014, 08:28   #2
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...starting to look at the 6.5m to 7.0m market ...
Currently have a lovely Osprey Sparrowhawk ...
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Ribcraft?
Osprey Vipermax?
Humber Ocean Pro?

Which is going to give me the comparable seakeeping ability that I have with the Sparrowhawk?
I'd expect that and of those in the 6.5m+ size are going to trump your 5.2m sparrowhawk...

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Are you looking at new? If I was looking new for a boat in those sort of price ranges with a custom layout that was capable in the more challenging conditions and could be finished for the sort of abuse divers inflict, I'd add - Redbay, Parker and RibQuest to my list of people people to talk to.
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I'd expect that and of those in the 6.5m+ size are going to trump your 5.2m sparrowhawk...

Are you looking at new? If I was looking new for a boat in those sort of price ranges with a custom layout that was capable in the more challenging conditions and could be finished for the sort of abuse divers inflict, I'd add - Redbay, Parker and RibQuest to my list of people people to talk to.
What....When he's living in Bristol??!
Pikeys RC Rib is 100% Diveing Rigged & equipped,would take ALOT Of beating for the Job
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Your right. I'm not sure you could put the others in the same build quality league really
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...Pikeys RC Rib is 100% Diveing Rigged & equipped,would take ALOT Of beating for the Job
Indeed but thats why I asked if he was looking new.
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Indeed but thats why I asked if he was looking new.
Pikey Dave's Ribcraft is very nice indeed........

However I need two side by side jockeys for people who are getting older with dodgy hip joints who find the ride on the tubes a bit too much for pleasure.....
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Pikey Dave's Ribcraft is very nice indeed........



However I need two side by side jockeys for people who are getting older with dodgy hip joints who find the ride on the tubes a bit too much for pleasure.....

Easy fix to add more seating ....


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Just starting to look at the 6.5m to 7.0m market for a possible future purchase.

Currently have a lovely Osprey Sparrowhawk and have probably been spolit by its wonderful deep V hull.
Hi David, its good to hear you have enjoyed the Sparrowhawk, despite it being one of the oldest boats in our range it still carries huge support, especially within the diving community.

Have dropped you details via PM, fee free to call me if you would like to have a chat.

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