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Old 02-25-2008, 11:23 AM
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i have spent a good amount of time on a friends 24. not a bad boat, but....... lost a 5.0 due to water intrusion and scuppers leaking into the bilge/engine area are the only two major problems. the fishboxes are a joke! the ride is an even bigger joke. i call it the piledriver. it pounds in the smallest seas at any speed. im talking a rattle your fillings ride. i need ibuprofen for the back pain for weeks afterwards. and its wet. there are alot of other hardtop sport boats out there for alot less money, i dont think theyre all that great a value at all.
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Boy, there seem to be two very distinctly different opinions of these boats.

Does anyone know what year the company went bankrupt? (e.g. which boats are "real" Osprey boats, and which years are made by someone else with the molds?)

I'm looking at a 22, a 24, and a 26 and really like the layout of all three of them.
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All information you need here

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Osprey_Boats/messages

Scuppers an issue but easily fixed.
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All information you need here

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Osprey_Boats/messages

Scuppers an issue but easily fixed.
Yup, thanks. Been poking through it, but it doesn't seem to have much activity day-to-day.

Also, the problem with visiting a forum just for users of a particular brand is two-fold:

1. You hear a lot of problems reported, which gives an over-stated perspective on how many problems actually occur to a typical boat

2. By virtue of being enthusiastic owners of that brand (reason would suggest that by joining such a group, they are enthusiastic owners), you get a slightly skewed perspective on things like "Parker 2420 vs Osprey 24" kinds of topics.

But thank you!

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Old 06-03-2010, 04:07 PM
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Boy, there seem to be two very distinctly different opinions of these boats.

Does anyone know what year the company went bankrupt? (e.g. which boats are "real" Osprey boats, and which years are made by someone else with the molds?)

I'm looking at a 22, a 24, and a 26 and really like the layout of all three of them.
The Company originally went bankrupt and sold in 2004. Sea Sport bought molds and built boats up to recently and went bankrupt and sold to trinton marine. There not building Osprey and Sea Sports right now and who knows if they will ever start up again. Look at the BAMF its similar but built with many improvements. Check out the web site.

www.bamfboats.com
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Old 06-03-2010, 04:36 PM
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Check out the Rosborough 246 Sedan and Wheelhouse! Great and very seaworthy boats made in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Go to Google and input Rosborough Boats.
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Default 26' i/o osprey vs parker 252xl

can anyone offer advice on these two boats. I'm looking at 2001 26' osprey with volvo 350 duoprop and 2005 252 xl parker with f225. Any comments greatly appreciated!
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:02 AM
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I have fished on mid sized Ospreys 24-26 and Seasport (24-27) They are sturdy boats. They dont have the best ride in the afternoon steep chop (terrible) but love long ocean swell.
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al the pal here ,,,,, hey florian , knew a gent that had a duo prop quite a few years ago ,, he will never own one again ,, maintenance terrible ,,,,thats my limited info
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i have a 1999 26' short cab w/ the volvo penta duo prop. (Osprey)
i fish Albacore in N. Ca. 50-130 miles out.
This had been by far the best boat i have ever had.
Sea wearthy is an understatement..!!
i have had the boat in some UGLY weather..
Yes its wet...but will plow thru anything just by adjusting the trim tabs..
Forward fish boxes work well..they drain into the back holds..The back holds do get warmer then the fronts due to the engine location.but work well.
mine packs 160 Ga. of fuel and i had a custom built 100 ga. deck tank built that also works as a work station on deck.
I avg. around 4.8 GPH
the only dis-like i have and all glass boats are the same is....when im drifting at night i have to deploy a sea anchor(shute) to point the bow into the swell..if not it gets a sharp snap roll..!!!
i have spent up to 4 days at a time on this boat without laying foot on land.And would buy another one in a minute..!!!
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i have a 1999 26' short cab w/ the volvo penta duo prop. (Osprey)
i fish Albacore in N. Ca. 50-130 miles out.
This had been by far the best boat i have ever had.
Sea wearthy is an understatement..!!
i have had the boat in some UGLY weather..
Yes its wet...but will plow thru anything just by adjusting the trim tabs..
Forward fish boxes work well..they drain into the back holds..The back holds do get warmer then the fronts due to the engine location.but work well.
mine packs 160 Ga. of fuel and i had a custom built 100 ga. deck tank built that also works as a work station on deck.
I avg. around 4.8 GPH
the only dis-like i have and all glass boats are the same is....when im drifting at night i have to deploy a sea anchor(shute) to point the bow into the swell..if not it gets a sharp snap roll..!!!
i have spent up to 4 days at a time on this boat without laying foot on land.And would buy another one in a minute..!!!
Any thoughts to moving up? BAMF is comming out this winter with a 30' Excursion model. Basically its a stretched out boat like yours to 30' 9'6 beam. With a diesel it doesn't get what your getting but at 3.0 mpg and 28 knots and a 250 fuel tank not bad. I'd like to a picture of that deck tank sound like a good idea.
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yes i would like to see a picture of that deck tank , i have been looking at tank bags to extend range on my 24 short cabin
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Triton Marine is the parent company and builder for the Osprey line ( as well as the Skagit Orca, C-Dory and TomCat boats). Triton was also the builder of the SeaSport line but we have stopped production on SeaSport for the time being. Both the Osprey and C-Dory lines have been improved upon since we purchased the assets of both companies. Any Osprey built prior to 2007 was the product of the old owner, and yes there were some issues that we had to fix. Same for the C-Dory line. I am proud to say that we are currently building boats and weathering the storm the best we can. Hopefully the SeaSport line will be up and running in the near future as well.

Merry Christmas and all the best to you all.

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Sure hope the www.Rosboroughboats.com (Rosborough 246 pilothouse & sedan) people don't leave us! Class act boat, staff and owners!!!!
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:48 AM
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Sorry for the delay in getting a picture up.

Here is my 108 Ga. deck tank (Aluminum)
Measures 28"x28"x32" w/ a 3" rim around the top
it has 4 pads that bolt to the flush mounted deck pads (S/S)
filler in the top.w/ a pickup fitting in the top also.
I have a portable 12v pump i then pump into the main tank once i burn off 108 gallons.
by transfering all the fuel at once.I didnt need to have a baffle in the tank.As its eather Full or Empty.Takes about 10 Minutes to pump out.
there is plenty of room to walk around it and it also work great for a work station.
Since i do alot of Tuna fishing it has been great..i now have a 500 mile range

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talgberry...nice is that a diesel
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I have always admired them from afar...I love a good small pilothouse, but never really looked into the Ospreys. I would approach it as any other boat....seatrial....inspect....critique everything!!!! Speak to surveyers....post on THT You will get several different opinions, some with consistency though....the only real opinion that matters is yours.
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Yes its the Volvo AD-41 Diesel
Very dependable.I run it about 500 hrs. a year and have never had a problem.
I pull the outdrive every winter and change the U-joints and boots.Just for good measure.As
i cant have a problem 100 miles off shore.
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What osprey and sea sport wanna be.......... RADON
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Radon is a very good boat also.
My running partner has the 26' It has a faster cruising speed then the Osprey on nice water.
Only problem he has is the weather conditions here gives us alot of wind.It doesnt Buck into the weather to well...i will run off and leave him and he will be taking green water over the bow.
They have a very nice layout.and he has never had any problem with it....
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