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Old 08 July 2004, 15:54   #31
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They may not have the necessary knowledge to make a judgement. I presume that's why you started the thread.
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Old 08 July 2004, 16:04   #32
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My yellow Humber is less than a year old and doesn't look much brighter than that one does on a dull day. I also have the same handles and the big "H" so don't know where the comment about them stopping fitting them three years ago comes from.
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Old 08 July 2004, 16:21   #33
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If I was selling a boat like this and I was genuine (which I do feel this one is), and a clique of folk who know absolutely nothing about it started making comments based on little more that nothing, I'd be really fekkin pissed.
So, JW, which comments were really negative then? I've re-read 'em a few times and can't find anything other than a few comments about faded tubes, which is what it says in the ad. Even Richard B who was a touch suspicious, concludes it's a genuine boat. Most people reckon it would have been a bargain. Only "niggle" is a fella who reckons Humber don't fit those style handles anymore and those of us who have bought Humbers in the last year or so seem to have corrected that... have I missed something?
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Old 08 July 2004, 18:44   #34
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Just a wee selection for you...
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Your right tubes do look awful for an Apr 04 hull, so is there something your not being told. Like the tubes came off another boat and its only the GRP hull that was new in Apr 04 ? they claim 3 years warranty left on the tubes but I thought Humber offered a 5 year warranty ?
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Trailer looks like it might by an American one, with all the problems of tow hitch sizes etc.
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and budget for a decent, braked, trailer as well if you do bid...
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Be very wary. Looks odd to me!
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Humber stopped using those style handles and H logos more than 3 years ago.
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Reckon its a new hull and 2nd hand tubes.
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OK thanks for the input folks - I shall keep looking!
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Why is the elephants trunk bright yellow and not faded while the tubes are well faded ?.
Whilst I think Richard should have enquired before first commenting, he appeared to be the only one to take the trouble. At that point, the thread began to take a different slant.
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Old 09 July 2004, 01:45   #35
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all in all it's just another brick in the wall...

Must remember to get your permission before posting in future.

Sorry to hear about your demotion from "God" - it's obviously hit you hard.
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Old 09 July 2004, 02:57   #36
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Your right tubes do look awful for an Apr 04 hull, so is there something your not being told. Like the tubes came off another boat and its only the GRP hull that was new in Apr 04 ? they claim 3 years warranty left on the tubes but I thought Humber offered a 5 year warranty ?


Well, do you think the tubes look good from the photographs? And why is the 5 year warranty on the tubes only 3 years. Seems like a reasonable question to ask.

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Trailer looks like it might by an American one, with all the problems of tow hitch sizes etc.


Well, do you think that the trailer is a UK/EC one? Is it not reasonable to point that out to someone who may not have noticed?

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and budget for a decent, braked, trailer as well if you do bid...


Ditto above. Or do you think that it would be reasonable to tow a rig like that on a un-braked trailer?

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Be very wary. Looks odd to me!


Well, yes, it does look odd. After all there is an "expensive" rig, with tubes faded in an unreasonably short period of time, with none of the usual "toys" tah a proud RIB owner seems to like to fit. Radio, Nav aids? Not even a compass!

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Humber stopped using those style handles and H logos more than 3 years ago.


Corrected by several people with "new" humbers.

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Reckon its a new hull and 2nd hand tubes.


An opinion, based on the photographs, albeit an unlikely one.

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OK thanks for the input folks - I shall keep looking!


Seems reasonable to thank people for pointing out things that an inexperienced buyer may have missed in the excitement of a potential purchase. We've all got carried away with a new toy and wished that someone had reigned us in haven't we? Or is it just me?

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Why is the elephants trunk bright yellow and not faded while the tubes are well faded ?.


Seems like a reasonable question, if the trunk is made from the same material as the tubes and has been outside the same length of time. It may be that the trunk is permanantly in the shade, but who knows? Not me.


Whilst I think Richard should have enquired before first commenting, he appeared to be the only one to take the trouble. At that point, the thread began to take a different slant.__________________

Damnation by faint praise?

Sorry, JW, I feel we need to disagree on this one! Be cool, brother ribster, being different and holding different opinions are one of life's little (and free) priveleges. Cheers, Jono
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Old 09 July 2004, 06:47   #37
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Jono, I did realise I'd prompt a reaction, I was being deliberately provocative and I'm able also to judge why, say, a trunk bailer is likely to be darker on the top, but you seem to have missed my point. By all means discuss this with your pals in the pub, by PM or whatever. I simply said I'd be pissed if I was a genuine advertiser and folk judged me and my motives on a world wide public forum.

I'm not at all grumpy about it, I just feel it's out of order.

I do understand Richard's reaction (although I haven't a clue what he's referring to), he's a sensitive lass.
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Old 09 July 2004, 07:45   #38
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JW,

Advertise goods for sale, at auction, on a world wide platform, then I think it's reasonable to be "debated" on the same scale forum. If you don't want this, then stick to advertising on the noticeboard in your local pub and accept the discussions of a few, beery, "mates"... everyone has choices (until the Government cracks down ) don't they? Even advertisers....
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Hi all

To me many of the points raised are questions which need to be answered by any prospective buyer.

I belive pointing out anything that has been noticed is only benificial.
It is upto any buyer to decide if the answers he gets are accecptable.

On a more basic note, would anyone pay 10K for somthing they have never seen ?.
I for one would not, an would be supprised if many other would.

If I was considering any purchase of this value I would want to see and examine it in detail and to that end the more points raised the better.
I would rather go with a hugh list of questions and come away happy with the purchase rarther then regret things later.

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Old 09 July 2004, 09:21   #40
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..and "feeling a bit like a dog with a bone".... If I was the advertiser and saw the discussion here, along with the points raised, I could answer them easily, point-by-point and reinforce the nature of the Craft I was selling, something I couldn't do if I had no knowledge of the discussions.

I'm just being argumentative really...OK, I'll shut up now....TAXI!
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