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Old 14 August 2016, 05:13   #1
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Thoughts on Osprey 5.7 please

A forum member has kindly replied to one of my queries and it has led to me look g at an an for an Osprey Viper 5.7.
In my price range of 5.5k I have found a nice Avon SR 5.5, however this Osprey is within budget but I know nothing about them.
Can any owners please tell me what their experience is of these ribs. It's fitted with a 100 HP 4 stroke Suzuki.
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https://www.gumtree.com/p/boats-kaya...per/1176981016

Avon
https://www.gumtree.com/p/boats-kaya...rib/1181414178

Others just out of reach but may be worth an offer on

Humber Attaque
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1822399834...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1220815250...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
This one with trailer is 6k
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Old 14 August 2016, 05:18   #2
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Depends who's measured it as to what it actually is. Is it a hard nose?

You'd be better off finding the model name for it-ie, viper/eagle/sparrowhawk etc.
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Depends who's measured it as to what it actually is. Is it a hard nose?

You'd be better off finding the model name for it-ie, viper/eagle/sparrowhawk etc.
Apologies it is a viper, I've updated my thread with this and links.
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Difficult one.
I think the Viper is a scam though. It's got 'find a fishing boat' watermarks in all the pics and it's a bit cheap.

Wouldn't bother with the Ribtec though , unless you want a safety boat. Twins are expensive to run and maintain. The seller doesn't have a clue about the boat either if he thinks those outboards are 2012. 2002 maybe.
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It's on find a fishing boat, facebook and gumtree. I think it's genuine but it does look cheap for what it is. That's what's got me wondering what's up with it.
Interesting thoughts on RIBTEC as it was my preferred RIB.
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Thoughts on Osprey 5.7 please

Was looking again for the Osprey FAFB ad, and it's gone ??? Strange that when we start chatting about it it goes. So Nos4r2 probably right about being a scam. Sorry if it was (and nothing to do with me btw !). Could be good if genuine so don't give up, until you ask ........ As with anything secondhand, until you see it, touch it, hear it, then you don't know if good or not. Unfortunately, it's just the time it takes to do all this, especially when having to travel. Osprey Viper still an excellent RIB, if you can find one !!! I guess I'd just got lucky on Gumtree.

Ps. the main outboard was only a 2 stroke, not 4, which makes price a bit more realistic. If genuine ad.
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That osprey has or had been for sale for months on various sites !!!
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I've had a reply from the owner on facebook. Its for sale on a cornish for sale site. He appears to have connection with the marine industry so it appears genuine.
Overall I'm not sure it's as good a package as the Avon SR I'm looking at. I'll view the SR first and take things from there.
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Had an Viper 5.75 as my first rib great boats so much more room in them than a SR wide deck, great sea boat very forgiving with some TLC that would be a very nice Rib

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That looks lovely. Is the transom GRP or wooden ?
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