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MarkM 18 December 2006 12:15

Midnight Express
 
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My friend bought an Osprey Lynx 26 RIB, see pictures below. The name was/is Midnight Express.
Does anyone know this boat, has information on the history, got any pictures or videos? He would be very grateful.

Julian 18 December 2006 12:23

Osprey
 
Hi Believe the boat took part in the round britain record event in about 1999 but thats all i know.

Julian

Neanderthaler 18 December 2006 14:29

Thanks Mark for asking.

I have recently bought the old MIDNIGHT EXPRESS, A Osprey Lynx 26, I know that the rib is used for racing, and I will try to bring the boat back in her original setup.

So I am searching for pictures and old film of the boat wile she was racing.
If anyone has something in his of her archive, then I would be glad if I can have them.

I have already ask Brugge Marine Center for these pictures, because I know that the rib was used for racing by them.
But they did not response.

If anyone knows of the rib is also used by A other team please let me know.

Igor.

Neanderthaler 18 December 2006 14:34

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Midnight express

ribraff 19 December 2006 08:07

I believe this boat belonged to a guy called Rob Bennie about 5 years ago who was the owner of Ocean adventures marine who built the Aquaflyte rib, the last time it was around it looked like it had had a hard life and i think there was some kind of structural damage to the hull too.

Neanderthaler 19 December 2006 15:04

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That is correct, the hull was cracked at the spray rails, but the hull is repaired now.

See photo’s..

The deck is taken out and the stringers are removed, and that section of the hull is rebuild again. After several day work the hull is now in perfect condition.

Neanderthaler 19 December 2006 15:08

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More photo's of the repaired hul and deck

Bassie 24 December 2006 06:22

Must say, the first pictures and video of this weekend at SBF are looking great Ron!!

Gorgeous rib with a great history, lookin forward for the trip to the Ribex with it!

Gr. Bas

cider daze 28 December 2006 13:25

I once owned this boat , it suffered major damage to the hull it was replaced by insurance and we had a new boat i sold this to a guy in Belgium nice boat but very slow we were going to race in uk but changed it for a revenger

Neanderthaler 29 December 2006 14:32

Thanks for that info.

Can you tell me how the hull was damaged, And when did you own the boat.

Sake 31 December 2006 02:49

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Originally Posted by cider daze (Post 179930)
I once owned this boat , it suffered major damage to the hull it was replaced by insurance and we had a new boat i sold this to a guy in Belgium nice boat but very slow we were going to race in uk but changed it for a revenger


That is wy i have one hahahha


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