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Old 16 August 2011, 14:17   #21
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Revenger in the rough stuff!!!

Is that the 27 ??
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Believe its a 32 with twin 300's
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ah... I can see the two engine's now.

Well if a 9.7 meter RIB didnt perform in the rough i'd be shocked.

Looks like i'm testing the 27 soon.
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i can say that we were out there in our 9 meter rib and there is no way i would have been doing those sorts of speeds! it was more than a little lumpy!

Good luck on the 27 sea trial. what engine does it have?
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Both will go further than you're prepared to go!! It's the skipper more often than the boat that won't take it!
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At the risk of sounding like Codprawn the Revenger hull is actually very good.....The tapered tubes give the image of lack of buoyancy in the bows but dont actually believe that to be the case...
Thats why Codprawn went out and bought himself a Revenger....but with a fuller raised bow profile for greater buoyancy at the front then?
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Thats why Codprawn went out and bought himself a Revenger....but with a fuller raised bow profile for greater buoyancy at the front then?

The hull concerns me... i like going out in silly stuff and i'd worry that in a following sea it would stuff nose first on every wave ( i know you can adjust trip, power, approach, etc etc) - but the osprey is basically bullet proof in that kind of weather...
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Thats why Codprawn went out and bought himself a Revenger....but with a fuller raised bow profile for greater buoyancy at the front then?
I guess there could be any number of reasons why someone would buy a prosport. i just cant place my finger on one at the moment.



No rib is bullet proof in any weather! driving style has a lot to do with the performance of any boat in given conditions.
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http://www.rib.net/forum/f21/revenge...poa-41378.html

It's this one... I'm sure none are bullet proof in any weather... but i'd take my 5.85 Osprey in to hell and be sure to come out in one peice... I've just been put off stepped hulls after stuffing the nose a few times on the bananashark... I know I can "drive with conviction" to get out of that situation... but still.
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That Revenger and the Osprey are chalk and cheese. Both great boats for what they are set up to achieve.

nice decision to have there!!
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The hull concerns me... i like going out in silly stuff and i'd worry that in a following sea it would stuff nose first on every wave ( i know you can adjust trip, power, approach, etc etc) - but the osprey is basically bullet proof in that kind of weather...
It is still an 8m boat, it's hardly going to be crap. Revengers have a very good reputation as I'm sure you are aware, they are used in offshore races to great effect, it will undoubtedly be better than a 5.8m boat regardless of make in any conditions. If you are coming down here before the weekend then I am more than happy to make the trip up to give you a comparison with an Osprey.
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I guess there could be any number of reasons why someone would buy a prosport. i just cant place my finger on one at the moment.

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No rib is bullet proof in any weather! driving style has a lot to do with the performance of any boat in given conditions.
Admittedly, but an 8.5m Revenger will outperform a 5.8m Osprey regardless of conditions.
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Cheers guys... I'm in Soton on Sat or Sun testing the Revenger... I guess I'll go from there...

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Admittedly, but an 8.5m Revenger will outperform a 5.8m Osprey regardless of conditions.
of course!! where possible we should compare like with like!

Not sure where the 5.8 reference comes from as i thought the OP was upgrading from his original 5.8 to something larger. Wasnt the original Osprey at the start of this thread a 7.5?? but it wouldnt be the first time i was wrong!!!
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Wasnt the original Osprey at the start of this thread a 7.5??
7.8 It's a difficult one though, they are completely different boats. I reckon that a 225hp 8.2m Revenger will outperform a 250hp (fourstroke) Osprey 7.8m. Nothing can compensate for raw centimetres
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Current RIB is a Osprey Vipermax 5.85 - which is still for sale incidently
I'm looking at the 7.5M Osprey Vipermax.

I referenced it... merely to state how impressed I was with the osprey, even a "small" one
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If I could change one thing it would be the engine... who in their right mind buy's a four stroke !
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If I could change one thing it would be the engine... who in their right mind buy's a four stroke !
Sounds like you've made your mind up re hull and consequently engine, though you don't see it.

Though I'd agree re 2 v 4 strokes, the suz 4 is amazingly quiet, especially compared to optis!!!!! And more than sufficient for rough stuff, which you like. If you're taking family out and then playing on your own in rough stuff, the 4s will be lovely and quiet and enough for rough. The engine suits the boat. If your racing and just want speed, then the revenger and opti probably suit you more!
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If I could change one thing it would be the engine... who in their right mind buy's a four stroke !
Dunno.
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