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Old 13 February 2009, 18:47   #1
Country: USA
Length: 7m +
Join Date: Feb 2009
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Looking at a 1995 Hurricane 640

I am in the process of looking at a used Hurricane 640. It will be upgraded and use for a small fire department on the east coast of the US. Anyone have any experience with this boat? It may need a repower but other than that she seems solid and in good condition. I have not seen it personally but will have someone look at it for as its quite far from my location.

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Old 17 February 2009, 08:38   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: Saltash, Cornwall
Make: Rib less:-(
Length: no boat
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Hi Strobeguy
Unfortunately the last one I played with was knackered it was a Volvo Penta outdrive version that was an FRC that had a reputation of going out but not coming back !! Just what you want on an FRC on a ship.
We got leg and engine serviced but crew had not looked after it, it was ok.
Here in the UK they are rare, but they are good and strong hulls but not seeing it am unable to comment further.
One of the USA forum members might be better informed.
Good luck

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Old 19 February 2009, 19:51   #3
Country: USA
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Thanks, looking at a boat out of Canada but don't want to invest the funds till im 100% sure its the right boat for my use.
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Old 21 February 2009, 09:00   #4
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Southampton
Boat name: DynaMoHumm/ SRV/deja
Make: Avon8.4, 5.4 & 4.777
Length: 8m +
Engine: Cat3126 Yam 90 &70
MMSI: 42
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I'm just overhauling on at the moment and have known it for about 4 years which also came from Canada.

It's a diesel with a Volvo jet which you might know better as a Berkeley or Legend jet drive.

Is it fo inshore or offshore use?
what power/drive is the one ypur interested in.

I know yoiu wanted answers but all you get is questions
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Old 22 February 2009, 01:06   #5
Country: Canada
Town: Cowichan Bay
Boat name: Neptune
Make: Zodiac Hurricane
Length: 6m +
Engine: twin140 suzi 4stroke
Join Date: Oct 2005
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I use a 640 daily. Does the 640 you are looking at have outboards or is it I/O? They are great boats that are heavily built. I am out in varying sea states. I carry 12 passengers so it will accept a good payload. What else do you want to know about the 640? Where in Canada is it for sale?
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Old 24 March 2009, 15:27   #6
Country: USA
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I would love to speak to you more, I sent you my email in a PM.
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Old 03 April 2009, 16:23   #7
Country: USA
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Well we purchased the boat and should have it here sometime in a week or so. Of course new bottom paint and a real good cleaning are in order. We are going to run the existing motor for a year before we repower. I have someone here to go over the motor and give it too a good tuneup. Other than a new GPS/Sounder can anyone suggest anything else we should give special attention to?
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Old 05 April 2009, 10:01   #8
Country: Canada
Town: Tobermory, Canada eh
Boat name: Verius
Make: Zodiac Hurricane 590
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha F150
Join Date: Oct 2006
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That's a good looking boat Strobeguy. I have a 590, the little brother to yours. My boat, while just for personal use, gets a lot of heavy use and has been bombproof. A big advantage of the 640 over the 590 is the second inboard fuel tank, which is great for range and also weight distribution in heavy weather.

My tubes are upwards of 12 years old and in perfect shape. UV light is what kills them faster than anything. I have been "religious" in keeping my boat tarped when it's out of the water, which might be impractical for you, although if you are "north-ish", it's not as big a deal as if you were "south-ish". You will likely end up with a pink-ish orange boat before too long however!

For what it's worth, if I was replacing my boat today, I would go to a 640 but would power it with twin 90s. (This would follow my lottery win of course...)

I don't think I've ever used so many "-ish" words before!
Pump it up and RIDE!
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Old 05 April 2009, 12:09   #9
Country: USA
Town: Vancouver
Boat name: White Chocolate
Make: AB
Length: 4m +
Engine: 50 HP, 3.3 HP Merc
MMSI: 338079539
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I would agree the Stoo. Take care of the tubes. Get them cleaned up and prepped for long exposure to sun and salt. I use 303 which can be a little slick, but it works to protect them.

Happy Ribbing!

Flotilla 130-07-08
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Old 06 April 2009, 12:05   #10
Country: USA
Town: Oakland CA
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Nice looking boat, Strobeguy. Congrats!


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