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Old 01 October 2017, 01:55   #1
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7m Humber destroyer ,any good in the rough stuff?

I've owned many ribs but never owned a Humber and just wondered if any one knows what there like in big seas?
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Old 01 October 2017, 02:15   #2
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Hi Charlie,

I've got a 6.5 ocean pro.... I know slightly different but I've been in some big seas with 8 divers on and it's been brilliant. High bow and a wide transom.
Sorry, not much technical info but I hope it's along the lines you were looking for.

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Old 02 October 2017, 11:16   #4
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Hi Charlie

I own said 7m destroyer... I live in Solva Pembrokeshire and have been out with 10 of us in 4-6 ft swell... don't get wet except on windward side. Nothing in board. Been out in a good blow with 6 of us in 8 ft for a bit of fun. Had no problem with the boat at all....
My set up is an evinrude 150ho 2nd gen....
To be honest chose this boat because it could handle the weather down here and get me home in anything.... so far I have not been disappointed and feel the combination is way more capable than I need it to be .. or would want to test it in....

Also by the way very comfortable and relatively quick on the odd calm sea....

Hope that helps

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Hi Charlie

I own said 7m destroyer... I live in Solva Pembrokeshire and have been out with 10 of us in 4-6 ft swell... don't get wet except on windward side. Nothing in board. Been out in a good blow with 6 of us in 8 ft for a bit of fun. Had no problem with the boat at all....
My set up is an evinrude 150ho 2nd gen....
To be honest chose this boat because it could handle the weather down here and get me home in anything.... so far I have not been disappointed and feel the combination is way more capable than I need it to be .. or would want to test it in....

Also by the way very comfortable and relatively quick on the odd calm sea....

Hope that helps

Patrick


Thanks Patrick ,that's what I was hoping to hear ! ,am I right in saying the destroyer hull is a bit narrow ?

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Hi Charlie

I think it's something like 20-30 cm narrower than the ocean pro, add that to a 7m hull and it looks slim.... I have double jockies side by side and they sit comfortably.... see the picture

It works for me and we don't have any issues with rocking and rolling.... the rib is stable both at rest and under power......

Of course I could be biased although I am trying not to be .....

Happy to help on anyway I can

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Hi Charlie

I think it's something like 20-30 cm narrower than the ocean pro, add that to a 7m hull and it looks slim.... I have double jockies side by side and they sit comfortably.... see the picture

It works for me and we don't have any issues with rocking and rolling.... the rib is stable both at rest and under power......

Of course I could be biased although I am trying not to be .....

Happy to help on anyway I can

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Looks smart set up , I've just bought one that's been sat abandoned for couple of years ,I'm hoping to re-use the tubes ,I've just stripped console and jockeys from it to clean up
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