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Old 22 July 2015, 13:59   #11
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Thanks all it comes with trailer which is flush mounted looks like a winner will have to buy a cover for it though

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Old 22 July 2015, 14:06   #12
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a cover isn't a dealbreaker for me.

a ducksback cover from ebay will do the job for mucho cheapness.

http://www.ducksback.co.uk/products.php?cat=24

i keep meaning to ask them if they know if it will fit my rib, it looks iffy based on the online sizes for my boat unfortunately.

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Old 22 July 2015, 16:04   #13
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The Ducksback outboard covers are very good
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Old 22 July 2015, 17:41   #14
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My Seasafe (Evolved into the O-pro) was built in 1984, has never had a cover all through it's industrial, sailing club rescue, or private owner days.

Granted it probably needs a re- toob now, but not bad for a 31YO boat....

So don't stress about covers!
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Old 22 July 2015, 18:53   #15
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My Seasafe (Evolved into the O-pro) was built in 1984, has never had a cover all through it's industrial, sailing club rescue, or private owner days.

Granted it probably needs a re- toob now, but not bad for a 31YO boat....

So don't stress about covers!
Nicely put. :thumbup:
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Old 23 July 2015, 01:41   #16
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My Seasafe (Evolved into the O-pro) was built in 1984, has never had a cover all through it's industrial, sailing club rescue, or private owner days.

Granted it probably needs a re- toob now, but not bad for a 31YO boat....

So don't stress about covers!
Those early Boats Humber built thier reputation on,and always performed and held up well.I spent many hours and many miles/ diving from a Quite a few in those days...
I must say from what I've seen... I'm not sure the Newer stuff is of quite the same build quality.
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Old 23 July 2015, 02:22   #17
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I agree, I now have a late 80's Attaque, the early ones are much better built. I went from a brand new Ocean Pro 6.3 I bought in 2003/4 back to an older Attaque.

The hulls themselves are still good (apart from one we had where the transom split after a month) however Humber cannot screw anything on straight and spec the cheapest fittings and fixtures throughout. I used to fit them out for an outboard dealer and we would spend days rectifying Humbers shoddy fitout. The last one I did two years ago was a complete setup sea trialled from Humber it did at least have a much improved A Frame which kind of fitted but it took three full days rectifying the boat until we felt we could pass it onto the customer. The list of Humber cockups that I've had to fix in the past is shocking

It is a shame because the actual hulls are on the whole are great, as are the tubes, it is the finishing which lets them down,
Perhaps that is why the Seasafe hulls were sent to Delta for fit out?!
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Old 23 July 2015, 03:51   #18
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If you want to buy a second hand Humber you know what you buy.... :-)
I bought a new Humber (Ocean Pro 6.3) in 2014 and it had gave me a lot of headache....But as said, when you you buy a second hand thats not in the picture.
A have a 115 E-tec on the back which came from my previous boat, and I have to say that the performance is not too bad. I use the boat for diving and with six divers it rides fine. It take some time to come in plane, but when it reaches plane the boat rides nice and slick.
i will place a heavier engine at the back in the future (first saving some € ), but only for getting quicker in plane.
For family trips the setup is more than OK.
Because of the shape of the hull, the ride is rather very dry...only when "floating" or very low speed and an "offset frontal wind" some drops fly in the boat.
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Old 09 August 2015, 18:08   #19
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I personally think you should get a Humber destroyer with 120 on the back. It is meaty enough to get through the swell in Chichester harbor on a stormy day. I am part of the race club an do a safety cover. For your use u could always use a 100hp. It's really up to you depending on how much money you want to spend.
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Old 11 August 2015, 14:12   #20
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Thanks all it comes with trailer which is flush mounted looks like a winner will have to buy a cover for it though

Cheers again for your replies

Paul
Hi Paul,

Sorry for the thread hi-jack, however if you haven't bought your boat yet take a look at mine I have for sale. Its a 5.5 with a 130hp engine, details are in the for sale section, I doubt you will find a tidier boat and I'm asking substantially less than the figure you mention.
Plus it comes with a genuine custom heavy duty cover....

Either way good luck with your search, they are a great boat..!
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