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Old 25 June 2003, 05:06   #11
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Aging Youth.

Yes I did deal with Humber direct. They were very helpful.

I had a trial on a boat with a different spec console and seating but same Hull and engine. We also had a good look around a wharehouse full of boats so that we could compare different seats and layouts etc.

We did have some confusion about delivery dates, but in the end that did meet the original estimate.

I might be me, but I did feel reasured to deal with Mr Roffe jnr himself (sorry I am terrible with names).

Most contact was done through e-mail, and they tolerated my persistant badgering and indecision about the electronic fit with great pacience.

So after much waffle, I can highly recomend them.

If you like I can e-mail you a copy of the spec.
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Old 25 June 2003, 14:15   #12
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I'll second the above msg.

Although I did not go up to Hull to test the boats, I spent ages looking around, and went on a local Destroyer a few years ago and was well impressed.

In my case, the beam wasn't quite big enough for a twin wide centre console, so went with the inline 'deluxe' model, with extra twin seats - I believe same setup as the ocean pro that was tested in motorboats monthly.

Before ordering, I spent about 2 months sending e-mails to Humber (must have been almost to point of annoyance!!), and getting answers on every one - they are very helpful indeed. Ordered at the Dive Show in the NEC I think end of October or something, and picked boat up mid-december. I think in the end the boat was about spot on with estimated delivery date, give or take a week.

A great boat

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Old 25 June 2003, 15:24   #13
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I might be me, but I did feel reasured to deal with Mr Roffe jnr himself (sorry I am terrible with names).

Its Andrew..... and Sue is the long suffering e-mail repliant.... As it's obviously not been just me who's driven them mad, they need a medal for customer relations......... Boats aren't bad either!

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Old 26 June 2003, 16:37   #14
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Lovely looking boat wish I had one.

Give it three years and I'll be up there with the big boys.#

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Old 26 June 2003, 16:50   #15
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Thanks for the comments guys,

Biggles, give it 3 years and I'll be able to afford to fill the fuel tank.
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Old 26 June 2003, 17:07   #16
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give it 3 years and I'll be able to afford to fill the fuel tank
How big's your tank, then Gingercoastie?

Anyway, very nice rig. I guess that you'll put plenty of hours on living down at Helston. Does the Blue Anchor still sell Spingo?
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Old 27 June 2003, 05:55   #17
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Hi Gingercoastie,

Thank's for the info, I would be greateful for the Spec, I was fortunate to Drive Mike C's Humber Diesel, and after his trip to France I am sold on the enconomy.

My current humber is a 5.3m Attaque and is a loverly boat but I would like something a bit wider in the beam to accomodate twin seat console for long cruises and possible a bench seat combo. I was very impressed in the way Mike's boat handled and his wife also enjoyed the comfort factor not too much slamming. Something I have to consider as my Wife has Ostio Arthritis in her spine.

Please keep in touch and let me know how your running period goes.

Best Wishes

P.S which Ship were you on in the F/Lands? I was with 42
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Old 27 June 2003, 16:50   #18
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I have a 6 metre Humber Destroyer it is a fantastic boat. Thoroughly recommend them.
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Old 28 June 2003, 11:25   #19
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nice rig

I see you have some Navman gear did you get the fuel transducer for fuel flow monitering, it can be displayed on your plotter screen for a bit of reassurance
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Old 28 June 2003, 16:24   #20
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Gavin,

Yes, I had the fuel kit fitted in with the plotter. So far I can highly recomend the Navman gear, really easy to use.
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