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Old 20 April 2007, 13:47   #1
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Seeking help with Osprey XR18

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new to forum and scrawled through a few posts re this rib.

I want to block up the hull as at the moment it is self flooding. Can anyone suggest the best way to do this. Are there any drawbacks to doing this?

Also, I cannot find any vent holes at the front - does anyone know if the xr18 originally came with them?

Lastly, can anyone advise the largest capacity outboard that can be fitted to an XR18?

Many thanks
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Old 20 April 2007, 14:16   #2
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The flooding hulls were only fitted in the early days of the XR18, when they didn't prove popular the mould was altered and a larger planning pad added. I can't remember the flooding hull having breather holes but you could have a chat with Gary at:
http://www.spartunmarineltd.co.uk/boats.htm
He worked for Osprey at the time and built the second mould. I would use a nice piece of stainless steel plate screwed over the hole to block it off, but add a good size bung so you can drain any water that does find its way inside.

Have you seen this:

http://ospreyowners.webeden.co.uk/

I have the original sales brouchure on my desk at work so can look up the engine options but it will be Tuesday. They should go well with 90 hp, however we have seen one that had a 100 v4 suzuki that had extra rear seats and rode very bows up, may have been because the owner didn't know how to trim a boat.

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Old 20 April 2007, 18:42   #3
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Pete,

Many thanks for your help and link.

Would you put the bung in the SS plate and how would you do this?

Thanks again
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Pete, Many thanks for your help and link. Would you put the bung in the SS plate and how would you do this? Thanks again
Standard bungs are about 1/2" but since you have quite a large letter box hole I might be tempted to do something different. How about an aliminium hatch, I think they are made by Henderson and are about 8x4" with curved corners. they are waterproof and secure but would allow removal to check the inside of the hull.

I think Nos42 had one for sale recently,

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I think Nos42 had one for sale recently,

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Many thansk again Gents,

I'll have a trawl around and see what I can find.
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