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Old 07 April 2006, 12:14   #11
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Pete, how do you know that the osprey has been on sale for a year? Superior connections! What do you reckon just from looking at it? and how much is it really worth if the engines run well as is stated? Bearing in mind a 'slow puncture' could be anywhere from a couple of hrs to a few weeks.
Also this is one of the first ribs i've seen with a solid nose? maybe i havnt been looking hard enough!
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Old 07 April 2006, 12:50   #12
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Pete, how do you know that the Osprey has been on sale for a year?
It was advertised on Boats-for-Sale.com, all through last summer but without a photo. However how many orange Ospreys with twin 40s are there in Southampton? so pretty sure thats the one. Think it was up for 4500 but clearly didn't sell.
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What do you reckon just from looking at it? and how much is it really worth if the engines run well as is stated?
Often asked question on Ribnet and difficult to answer, what someone is willing to pay for it I suppose, but say 500 for each engine if they run well, and the hull 800 - 1000. Trailer? well they are having a laugh, but if you do get it have a chat with Rogue Wave on here as he has some Galv chassis and axles going cheap. He is in Drivers Wharf, Sarfhampton, but I won't hold that against him or his choice of football team who are going down this year now that we have our manager back.
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Also this is one of the first ribs i've seen with a solid nose? maybe i havnt been looking hard enough! Jimmy
Do a search on Ribnet for "Eagle" or "Sparrowhawk" or:

http://www.ospreyrib.com/frameset.htm

and the new UK site under developement I think: http://www.ospreyribs.co.uk/

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As it is my first go at it I am a bit nervous that anything bigger than say a 50hp might be a bit much for 2 teenage lasds to deal with. It will take a 75 hp if needed. Should I go with a 40 or will I regret it ?
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Should I go with a 40 or will I regret it ?
Yes and you will be looking for a larger engine in a couple of months. 75 hp should give a top speed of 35 mph in the flat calm and be enough for water skiing or towing rings and alot of fun with the lads.

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Thanks for the advice - Will look now at 50hp +.
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