Just a wee selection for you...
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.
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?
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?
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!
Humber stopped using those style handles and “H” logos more than 3 years ago.
Corrected by several people with "new" humbers.
Reckon it’s a new hull and 2nd hand tubes.
An opinion, based on the photographs, albeit an unlikely one.
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?
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