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Old 10 February 2013, 14:27   #1
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1st Rib Project a Humber 6m Destroyer

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I have been lurking on the site for some time and it looks like I have taken some inspiration from some of the project blogs as I have taken the plunge myself to go ahead with my 1st rib project. I am relatively new to boating as purchased my first boat (a bayliner - I know its a mistake) in the summer of 2012 after I had completed my PB level 2 in 05/12. Anyway that's enough of me for now here is the boats specs!

1996 6m Humber destroyer
1989 Evinrude V6 VRO 150HP (actually runs but yet to do a compression test but doesn't appear to rattle) - The plan is to sell bayliner the end of summer 2013 to pay for a replacement engine such as 150 Opti!
Running gear - very minimal as VRO not connected to engine (maybe a good thing as I may want to go down the pre-mix route), stainless steel A Frame, teleflex steering which is seized, petrol tank but no fuel lines, rev counter which doesn't work.
Centre console - Looks like its been caught in the cross fire some where and foam seat needs re-covering. I have a plan to redo layout of the boat with a different console and jockey seats.
Roller Hallmark Trailer - Mudguards need replacing, tyres don't hold air, coupling damper needs to be replaced and the wheel bearings are shot as it was long 30mph journey home listening to the droning noise of bearings about to collapse

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Old 10 February 2013, 14:31   #2
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It looks a good strong base to start from.


Best of luck with it.
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Old 10 February 2013, 14:32   #3
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Looks like a great project! May I ask what you paid? Tubes should clean up with some TFR. I too would ditch that engine! Have fun!
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Old 10 February 2013, 14:37   #4
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Looks like a good project
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Old 10 February 2013, 15:03   #5
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I only purchased the rib this Friday so not much progress just yet. The project will be split into phases.

Phase 1 - Tubes

In the couple of spare hours I had this morning I have found that all three tube sections go flat with the following problems

1.) All A7 (x3) valves leak so I will be looking to buy 3 valve service kits

2.) Previous patch repair doesn't hold air as per picture 1. Advice needed please, I will remove the patch but what chemical do I need to remove the old glue, how do I prepare repair area (sand paper?) and can I buy a new patch which matches the humber orange from anywhere along with the Hypatholon glue?

3.) Picture 2 there are 2 leaks one at each end of the ark and the ark is roughly 20 cms long. This was done by the previous owner who dragged the boat with flat tubes and trailer with no mudguard across a field, end result is the wheel has rubbed the tube . Advice please - Same as above really but will I get a big enough patch to cover the whole length of wheel rub rather than 2 patches at either end where the leaks are

4.) Picture 3 and 4 show the front nose (sorry don't know proper name) which needs regluing for cosmetic reasons. Ideally I don't want to completely remove as rubbing strake goes over the top and hope I can do this. Advice please - To reglue the base onto the hull what prep work/tools do I need to do and what glue should I need to use. With the top bit should I pull it off the tube upto the rubbing strake and then prep and reglue. If yes what prep/tools and glue can I use?

5.) Picture 5 shows the underside of the rear cone which isn't leaking but again needs regluing. Similar question to item 4 above do I just pull back rubber patch until I get good glue bond, prep and then reglue?

As I have no manual please can somebody tell me what pressure should I inflate the tubes to as I don't want to pop them next time I inflate them
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Old 10 February 2013, 15:15   #6
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Woody it's an early 5.8 same as my latest quest transom gives it away
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Old 10 February 2013, 16:16   #7
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Woody it's an early 5.8 same as my latest quest transom gives it away
Yo Ed, I took the 4 digit number from the transom ID plate and phoned up Humber to ask them what boat it was and was told it was a 6m 1996 destroyer. Is there another number somewhere else on the boat I should have given humber to identify it?

Cheers Woody
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Old 10 February 2013, 19:23   #8
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Woody,

Where you are peeling back bits to have them re stuck then you will need to sand the old glue off back down to Hypalon. you can use a sanding wheel on a drill if you are careful as well.

For cleaning the tubes and removing stray glue I would use Hypalon Glue Thinner and some fibre pads to get the really deeply engrained stuff off. Bostik M501 Thinners. Only available to companies. Not available to general Public HEN002004 - Henshaw Inflatables Ltd

Then Bostik 2402 is the stuff for gluing hypalon. Bostik 2402, 250ml Adhesive including D10 hardener HEN002009 - Henshaw Inflatables Ltd

Personally I hate doing tube work and prefer to leave it to a pro. NWRI is near you speak to Dave he is very helpful and a good guy.. North West RIBs & Inflatables - boat repairs If you can get them to do the work it will save you a lot of grief.
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Old 10 February 2013, 22:08   #9
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Use a Scotchbrite wheel on a drill to clean the old glue off. Do it lightly. It'll key the tube nicely as you do it.
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Old 11 February 2013, 03:14   #10
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Looks like it will make a decent rib, good luck with the repairs.
As previously mentioned Dave at Northwest ribs should be able to get you some orange patches or even do the job for you. Round off any square corners on the patches as they tend to lift first and don't bother re-glueing old ones, replace them. An 80s grit flap wheel will prepare the surfaces but be careful with old previously repaired areas as they will already have been worked quite hard already.
Only 3 x A7 valves on a 6m, (3 chambers)? That wouldn't meet current standards so perhaps it would help confirm the year?
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