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Old 04 February 2005, 08:21   #11
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best boat?

i was interested to see the Osprey mentioned. We are changing from a 5metre humber to a 5.8 metre Osprey Vipermax with 150 opti which we are very excited about. We were advised to order the hydraullic steering - they say it makes quite a difference.

I thought you had decided on the Humber but it;'s a difficult decision as they are so many boats to choose from.

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Old 04 February 2005, 14:46   #12
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We were advised to order the hydraullic steering - they say it makes quite a difference
Definately, hydraulic steering every time!! It rocks
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Old 04 February 2005, 19:28   #13
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Ribcraft for me

Though don't expect to get a simalar spec to mine with all electroncis, gps etc for 18k you should I think be able to get an excellent boat for that money from them
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Old 05 February 2005, 07:17   #14
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to a 5.8 metre Osprey Vipermax with 150 opti

Rachel, that boat is gonna fly. Have a nice day in Mawdesley, but beware of the tea. It had lumps of gelcoat in it yesterday.

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Old 05 February 2005, 14:17   #15
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Mawdsley

There was no gell coat in the coffee today - maybe you only get it in tea!

Thanks for delivering the console but its a pity Gary didn't give you the glove box. We were hoping to see what they look like because they sound like a good concept for our keys, camera and phone.

Anyway the boat's looking good and should be ready for tubing mid week.

Are you coming on Saturday?

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Are you coming on Saturday?
Probably, if I can blag a ride, but not with the boat. It's in Stavanger.

Rogue Wave, can I have a word about that chartplotter you sold me.

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Old 05 February 2005, 18:09   #17
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Probably, if I can blag a ride, but not with the boat. It's in Stavanger.

Rogue Wave, can I have a word about that chartplotter you sold me.

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Only if the warranty card has been filled in. I bumped into Matt an dfuller today at drivers we'd just got off the water and Johhny was telling me he'd been in the cabin of Leviathon for an hour with his ebberspacher on,
Are they those thigh length leather German shorts with the braces!

6m 150 thats gonna be nippy get foot staraps fitted
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Old 06 February 2005, 04:01   #18
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i was interested to see the Osprey mentioned. We are changing from a 5metre humber to a 5.8 metre Osprey Vipermax with 150 opti which we are very excited about. We were advised to order the hydraullic steering - they say it makes quite a difference.
I have a Osprey Viper Max 5,8m with a Yamma 150hp V6, boat runs like hell, i pressed the boat up to 49,6 knots and the acceleration is fantastic a Tornado 9,5m with twin 225 Johnson and me was laying still and gave full throttle and he didnt have a chance
I dont know your equipment but the one i have has a double jockey console and a A-frame (i putted 2 extra jockey in afterwards) and i think the 150 Opti is even faster then the 150 V6 Yamma so you have definetly something to be excited about.

I can definetly recommend the hydraulic steering.
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Old 06 February 2005, 08:05   #19
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OSPREY - 5.8 Vipermax

Petrov, very interested to read your comments. May be we are just starting to realise what we have got coming. It sounds like we are not going to be disappointed with the performance which is good because the boat is unable to take any more horse power. We like to drive on the edge at times as it can give you such an adrenaline rush!!

The engine we have chosen is the Mariner 150 optimax after some research have learnt that these engines will deliver instant power response but if driven in the mid range power band economy kicks in nicely - the best of both worlds.

We've bought the double side by side console from Outhill which is often seen in the Avon 5.6, 5.8 and 6.2 Adventurers and have managed to fit in 4 single jockey seats.

Yesterday we were positioning the console and the seats hopefully getting the weight distribution correct with a 125 litre underfloor fuel tank near forred. We wanted to keep a balanced weight leaning towards the stern as to avoid having the nose buried.

Could you tell us what sort of, if any, big sea conditions you have ever experienced in your 5.8 as we have been known to take on some pretty horrendous seas out of choice in our 5 metre Humber.

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Old 06 February 2005, 12:05   #20
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I would guess that the weight of our boats are similiar, Osprey GRP are very thick and than offcourse very heavy, i have installed outhills jockey seats behiind the single jockey so the weight there would be the same and i would guess that ouhills side by side is same weight as Osprey double jockey console, i also have a 125 lit fuel tank but feel that the tank maybe could be 50cm futher front because of the power on transom the boat are flying, and its not much hull in the water when driving.
I think its a great boat in the seas, i have also a Osprey Falcon 8,2m and are very spoild how that boat goes in the seas, i have been driving many different rib under 6m and i think the Viper Max 5,8m are really great in the ruff seasm much because of the weight of the boat, i never been driving the Humber 5m, only the 6m but the extra 80cm in the waterline will do a lot in the seas.
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