Osprey Boats

Discussion in 'Washington Fishing Reports' started by Cohoho, Dec 22, 2017.

  1. Cohoho

    Cohoho I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Lake Tapps, Washington
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    Cohoho
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    COHOHO - 23 ft Wooldridge Super Sport Offshore - SOLD
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    I know one of our Washington members had a 26ft Osprey but it had corrosion issues on gas tank and he had to cut it in half to replace tank. I checked out his boat at SFS a couple years ago, but cant remember who or find thread. Are there certain years that had these issues or are all Ospreys with Aluminum tanks prone to this problem?
     
  2. Swede

    Swede Yachtless

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    Swede
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    Kristen Lee
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    @Jeffsk7 did his tank last year or this year. I think it was Brian who did his 26’ pull the top plug off.
     
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  3. Captain Decent

    Captain Decent I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Covington, wa
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    Ryan
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    The Bert Makes ’em Squirt
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    i thought it was BiteMe. some of them were foamed in which is a death sentence. all aluminum tanks are on borrowed time (basically a consumable on a saltwater boat but to give you somewhat of a life expectancy for aluminum tanks that are not foamed in, I have had 6 boats from the late 80s to early 90s vintage and all had considerable corrosion on their aluminum tanks but none actually leaked yet but were barely holding on.
     
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  4. Cohoho

    Cohoho I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Lake Tapps, Washington
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    Cohoho
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    COHOHO - 23 ft Wooldridge Super Sport Offshore - SOLD
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    Cool thanks, I sent a note to both Jeff and Brian.
     
  5. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill Drinking the Suzuki Kool-aid and liking it!

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    Camano Island
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    Steve
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    As long as aluminum tanks are elevated out of the bilge, are not foamed in, are electrically bonded and have good air flow around them, they should damn near last as long as the boat. Of course we know many manufacturers don’t adhere to these rules. It also helps to give them a saltaway/fw rinse once in awhile.
     
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  6. Cohoho

    Cohoho I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Lake Tapps, Washington
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    Cohoho
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    COHOHO - 23 ft Wooldridge Super Sport Offshore - SOLD
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    Reason I asked is for an Osprey I am tempted at making an offer and I am not familiar at all with Plastic boats My Wooldridge tank never had any issues, as I double checked it when I replaced floors with diamond plate.
     
  7. Siv

    Siv I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Normandy Park Wa
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    Dave
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    19' SeaSport
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    Agree with this. I have 94 Seaport and the tank looks great. The only place I have had any corrosion at all is right on top towards the stern where salt water as getting in from a scupper channel and sitting. That pitted a spot the size of a quarter that I repaired with epoxy. The episode made me paranoid about the tank so I pulled it and the rest was perfect.
     
  8. Joelsk15

    Joelsk15 Member

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    Port Orchard WA
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    Joel
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    The Thirsty
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    I think my brother pm'd you...we replaced our fuel tank in our 24' osprey expedition about 2 or 3 years ago now. It was foamed in. It's completely doable by yourself (preferably with a buddy so you can drink beer together) just takes time. I got a bunch of pictures if you want them. Also should note, that there are a few issues with the scuppers due to the lack of detail in rigging and using cheap ass hose. Again, completely fixable.
     
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  9. Cohoho

    Cohoho I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Cohoho
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    COHOHO - 23 ft Wooldridge Super Sport Offshore - SOLD
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    If I jump on it will definitely holler at you..
     
  10. TwoTapPat

    TwoTapPat Oh ya that's jazzy

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    Pat
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    High on the Goat
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    Brian pulled his boat apart because it only had 2 40 gallon saddle tanks. He put in a 180 gallon tank. Seams everyone forgets that part. It was a State of Virginia boat that they ordered that way. It was used as a pump out boat in Bay.
     
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  11. “biteme”

    “biteme” Killin kings

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    Bellingham
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    Brian B
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    26 osprey
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    I try to not advertise what she was used for pat :D it was also used for bay water sampling, thats the part i emphasize
     
  12. Grady226

    Grady226 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Marysville,Wa
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    Gary
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    22' Grady White
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    So write RESEARCH down the side of it and go fish!:frehya2::cheers:
     
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  13. TonyG

    TonyG I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Tony
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    NR Seahawk OS 26'; 20' Alumaweld Super Vee Sled
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    Is that a busch light type of job or a real coors type?
     
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  14. Joelsk15

    Joelsk15 Member

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    Joel
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    Busch light all the way!
     
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  15. TwoTapPat

    TwoTapPat Oh ya that's jazzy

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    Some day when you grow up you'll drink real beer. :finger::finger::finger::finger::finger:
     
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  16. Joelsk15

    Joelsk15 Member

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    Joel
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    But I don't want to grow up o_O
     
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  17. TexMojoII

    TexMojoII Well, Shit!

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    Lacey, Washington
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    Larry
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    Parker 2820
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    Just get the length where the engine is below so no dogbox, I think the shortest is a 26, not an osprey expert here.
     
  18. Waterdog~

    Waterdog~ Just one more

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    Hollywood
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    Brian
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    Tiderunner
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    hell w the blue mountains show me your bussssssch.......
     
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  19. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill Drinking the Suzuki Kool-aid and liking it!

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    Steve
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    Got to get to 28’ before the osprey i/o model has a flush deck Tex.
     
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  20. TonyG

    TonyG I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Patrick told me that real beer hurts his tummy.
     
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