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Old 13 September 2011, 07:15   #1
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Hello from Poland!! ;-))

Hi all!
I've been on this forum for a while now, and i thought its time to introduce myself. I've been working with various boats and watersports for 13 years and January 2011 i bought my first 8 meter Rib, a Humber Ocean Pro 8m from a friend in this forum. I've customized it a bit myself....;-))




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Below is a link to my gallery: RIB HUMBER OceanPro

My rib is really great and im happy with it, but im planning to swap the engine with a larger 300/350hp verado or a 300 xs mercury.
Greetings !
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Old 13 September 2011, 07:29   #2
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Old 13 September 2011, 07:57   #3
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You had a lot of work to do to a boat from a "friend". I take it you got it for a good price?!

How come you glassed over the rear well? How can you drain the inner hull?

Looks good though, however as you say, slightly underpowered as I think others have said when the previous owner posted on here.
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Old 13 September 2011, 08:08   #4
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I am also new to this site so hello to you too. I recently bought my first RIB, a Europa Sport and am having a great time. You RIB is a little larger than mine :-)
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Old 14 September 2011, 04:02   #5
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That's the great thing about this site - any size / age / make goes!

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Old 14 September 2011, 04:35   #6
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HUMBER P4VWL:
I've been having max 8 passangers because i did not have the time to swap for a larger engine during the summer. During wavy sea the underpowering feeling was minimal, but worse on calm sea.
I had to put down a lot of work to get it to the configuration i want. Unfortunately i bought it at a normal market price as there was no sale at the time ;( .
Its good that we did the modifications ourselfs....
As for the rear rebuild, I find it better. I have laminated the hole in front locker, and added additional outflow of water with a stopper at the transom. Water from deck drains through the original hole.
Thanks for welcome!
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That's the great thing about this site - any size / age / make goes!

Welcome both of you!
Thank you very much. The site is full of information and very useful as I am a a novice. Also some great advice on places to visit and organised trips. So exciting.

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Talk to Andre on this forum for a new Merc in Poland.
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Engine Electronic Tilt

Hi Chaps

I have taken my new RIB out only twice and find the engine a little heavy for me when tilting it. Could someone advise if I should get the engine modified (quoted approx 700) or should I try and trade in my engine for one with an electronic tilt. My terminology is probably incorrect but that's how I can best describe it.

Any tips would be most helpful.

Many thanks
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Old 15 September 2011, 17:37   #10
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Hi Chaps

I have taken my new RIB out only twice and find the engine a little heavy for me when tilting it. Could someone advise if I should get the engine modified (quoted approx 700) or should I try and trade in my engine for one with an electronic tilt. My terminology is probably incorrect but that's how I can best describe it.

Any tips would be most helpful.

Many thanks
Natalie
When you say have the engine modified do you mean a trim/tilt added to it?
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