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Old 11 March 2013, 17:54   #21
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I have a 5.25 Osprey Viper with a 90hp Mariner, good beamy boat very stable with lots of deck space, great as a dive rib, 5 divers plus kit, had 6 but a bit of a squeeze, mine is a 97 model just painted the Hypalon to freshen it up and it looks great, fantastic boats
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Old 12 March 2013, 11:22   #22
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+ 1 you can't beat an Osprey..
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Old 12 March 2013, 12:10   #23
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Valiant DR490 a nice small boat. It is too small for six people. It can be arranged to have seating for 4 at at squeeze.
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Old 12 March 2013, 14:15   #24
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Thanks again for the feedback so far.

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I have a 5.25 Osprey Viper with a 90hp Mariner, good beamy boat very stable with lots of deck space, great as a dive rib, 5 divers plus kit, had 6 but a bit of a squeeze, mine is a 97 model just painted the Hypalon to freshen it up and it looks great, fantastic boats
How is it in the rougher stuff? And what is it like at speed, any chine walk?

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Valiant DR490 a nice small boat. It is too small for six people. It can be arranged to have seating for 4 at at squeeze.
For six people it would literally be a 2-3 mile trip, so a few on the tubes at lower speed wouldn't be an issue. Again what's it like in the rough/speed? And what size engine is required to move it along nicely and/or tow a wake board?
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Old 12 March 2013, 14:24   #25
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what a great post as we all have our own likes and dislikes. so here is another one for the mix. go for an aluminium hull. The boat show was full of them and clearly many of the manufactures see these as the way to go as even Honda is getting in on the act!

time to go as other with more experience of these will be able to tell you more what they are like in big waves far better than me.

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Of all the gobbledegook you've come out with on this site, this sure does take the biscuit!
Mabe A Change (AGAIN) to ''BOLLERS'' would a Good idea
Or for Now... and we're ALL used to it..Just... MORE BOLLERS from MOLLERS!
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It didn't eat my 5.4 'til you put 130hp on it
A Merc Heavey 90 4strk is not TOO Nimble ..Soon had lump off!!.. BUT not too many SUB! 5.5M RIB's could even Handle a 130!
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Mabe A Change (AGAIN) to ''BOLLERS'' would a Good idea
Or for Now... and we're ALL used to it..Just... MORE BOLLERS from MOLLERS!
As you clearly have your own language, spelling and punctuation, f'k knows what the above means?
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Old 13 March 2013, 17:51   #29
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Hi, it's great in the rough stuff for playing about and having the wide beam still very stable, I still managed to motor on with the 6 divers and kit which is a hell of a weight, probably still doing 20 to 25 knots, the 90hp is perfectly adequate
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I owned a 5.45 RC With a merc 90 2 stroke. My good friend owned a 5.4 SR with a Merc 90
We crossed the channel from Calshot to Alderney both 3 up, along with many other trips together, and often swapped boats, so I think I am comparing eggs with eggs, much more than many, who comment.
1stly they are both great boats, in my opinion both in the top 5 manufacturers.
The RC was a smoother and dryer ride. Both were rock steady, performance and economy were identical.
I believe the RC to be the overall better boat, and when I sold it my mate with the SR 12 months later told me he wished he'd sold his and bought mine.
Good luck with your search, and make sure you try as many boats out before you commit so it suits your needs. (There are plenty on here who may help) and anyone selling should take you out for a proper sea trial.

Hope you get a great boat. :-)
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