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Old 05 June 2011, 12:30   #11
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Finally got some pics resized to post. Ive been looking at the Osprey ribs (Pikey Dave), and they are very similar, just cant be definite. Anyway, I hope somebody can give me some help from the pics attached.
Certainly look Fletcher-esque, although that bottom sprayrail maybe doesn't quite match what I'd expect for a VM. Is it a viper? Oh and is that a redbay patrol console?

Looks good anyhoo. I will reply to your email tonight when I get the chance!
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Old 05 June 2011, 12:49   #12
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Oh and is that a redbay patrol console?
No.
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Old 05 June 2011, 14:09   #13
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I can imagine how that could happen
Indeed ... debadging often happens with prestige stuff as people with lots of money and good taste don't always want to show it off

Not really worth doing with yer normal mass market tat
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Old 05 June 2011, 17:24   #14
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Indeed ... debadging often happens with prestige stuff as people with lots of money and good taste don't always want to show it off

Not really worth doing with yer normal mass market tat
It's not because it's been nicked then
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Old 06 June 2011, 11:18   #15
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Indeed ... debadging often happens with prestige stuff as people with lots of money and good taste don't always want to show it off

...or fitted out as part opf a deal with someone else - Mine is "officially" badged as a Delta, and was fitted out & badged by them before they started making their own hulls..... And I've had that story form both sides of the arrangement.
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Old 06 June 2011, 15:23   #16
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I doubt it was ever stolen, I bought it from an outdoors centre on the south side of Carlingford Lough and the guys there said the first owner operated a boatyard on the north side of the lough.
I took that to be the reason for the many mods that have been made to the boat, i.e. modified transom, console, reinforced floor. If he was doing the work in his own shop the unique end result makes sense!
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Hi Tom

I should have said before - Welcome to RIBnet, always good to see another compatriot on here - we need greater numbers for harassing the Sassanach

Have you a connection with CHC, by any chance?
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I should have said before - Welcome to RIBnet, always good to see another compatriot on here - we need greater numbers for harassing the Sassanach

Have you a connection with CHC, by any chance?
Hey willk,
Its a great forum, lots of boating knowledge bouncing around.
Dont harass the sassanach too much, they know their boats and thats bloody useful!

No CHC connection, just a hereditary obsession with boats and boating.
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Old 06 June 2011, 18:16   #19
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Its a Viper.

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Certainly look Fletcher-esque, although that bottom sprayrail maybe doesn't quite match what I'd expect for a VM. Is it a viper? Oh and is that a redbay patrol console?

Looks good anyhoo. I will reply to your email tonight when I get the chance!


It's not a ViperMax but is one of the 'original' Osprey Vipers built by Offshore components, the clue is in the chines (originally Fletcher - check out the history on the owner assoc website) and the bow sponson running with the hull.

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It's not a ViperMax but is one of the 'original' Osprey Vipers built by Offshore components, the clue is in the chines (originally Fletcher - check out the history on the owner assoc website) and the bow sponson running with the hull.
As I thought

Sure it isn't a Falcon though? I have advised to look for serial numbers etc in all the usual places. If found then I'm sure Roy will be able to trace it back
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