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Old 25 September 2007, 12:25   #1
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Osprey 8.2

Does anyone know anything about these boats - they look a bit commercial but look safe and well built. Engines ? - from what I can gather they were built for twin 225's
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Old 25 September 2007, 12:45   #2
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Great ribs IMHO, but very wide so you might have problems towing them. Was called the Falcon range and produced from about 91 onwards.

http://www.ospreyribs.com/ribs/osprey-spec-falcon.pdf

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Old 25 September 2007, 13:19   #3
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Yep, and because of the beam, well suited to twins. One of the most stable sea boats out there with very strongly built hulls and heavy duty hypalon tubes.

In fact, I'd say they were a better rough water boat than the Vipermax although not as fast due to the much heavier lay up.

This is the 6.6, the only boat I've ever regretted parting with....
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Old 25 September 2007, 13:49   #4
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well i managed to pi$$ off most of the early racers in the 8mtr Viper Offshore, built like a tank, beamy where it matters - very useful tool........ but we designed it and built it for the dive market - and we sold many into the north sea......the old viper 5.2 was a plug from that mould also.....
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Old 27 September 2007, 02:52   #5
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Thanks for the information - most helpfull
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Old 27 September 2007, 03:21   #6
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So have you bought one ? not often seen for sale in the UK, one with a stern drive and big diesel:

http://www.aaamarine.co.uk/ProductsR...ype=BR&CatID=3

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Yep - just a hull at the moment (winter project). Should be ready by next March............
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Have you bought Gary's old boat?
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Old 27 September 2007, 09:43   #9
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That's the one................. Do you know anything about her ?
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Not really - only last time I was in Gary's garden looking at her, I was seriously considering taking her on as a project!

Best of luck with her, and I look forward to seeing any photos of the build as she gets on the water...
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Do you have any photos of her ?

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Some photos as I found her - the tubes have now been removed and the the whole boat pressure washed -next step is to try and bring back the gel coat to a respectable white - has anyone any ideas?
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Some photos as I found her - the tubes have now been removed and the the whole boat pressure washed -next step is to try and bring back the gel coat to a respectable white - has anyone any ideas?
Traffic Film remover (TFR) from a motor factors. Use gloves if you need to use it neat or you will end up looking like Rogue Wave.

Have a chat with Jonny Boys at: http://www.ribsforsale.com/

He had one for sale which looked very similar about 2000-2001 time. It had twin Johnson 150 V6s on so huge fuel bills which put me off, oh and tubes were scruffy.

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Some photos as I found her - the tubes have now been removed and the the whole boat pressure washed -next step is to try and bring back the gel coat to a respectable white - has anyone any ideas?
Foggy what engines is she designed to take? and what do you intend to fit to her?

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Traffic Film remover (TFR) . use it neat you will end up looking like Rogue Wave.


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Fkkk me if it has that effect It's no wonder all the snake oil boys quadruple the price and call it wonder lotion. If it has that effect it's worth 10 times what they sell it for!
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Fkkk me if it has that effect It's no wonder all the snake oil boys quadruple the price and call it wonder lotion. If it has that effect it's worth 10 times what they sell it for!
Perhaps we should start decanting it into little bottles for sale, could call it Rib Retrieve or something

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From what I can establish she is designed to take up to twin 225s - That is the plan but like all plans ...........
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theres a guy called Gordon Comptonwho made rather a clever console cabin for his osprey 8 metre he's in Southampton you shuld have a look at his boat. he is near drivers Wharf
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