"You could try Northney Marina" ..........thanks John, I'll add it to the list.
"Ref storage have a chat with Stuart (Wavehumper)" .......same, thanks Pete
"Bet Stuart would be interested in that trailer if you wanted to change it" ........just done a launch/recover and it was OK Pete, but the run to Penzance worries me with only two wheels and unbraked, so I'll bear Stuart in mind.
"If you are after dry storage, ask if Lurcher" ........ Pete, if Lurcher is who I think he is, he's helping me collect it tomorrow from Hythe.
"If it's the deluxe console, which it does look like from the picture" .....sounds like it Alex. I think its the convenience factor of one tank and gauge which appeals rather than 4 x plastic 20ltr cans using fuel level sight strip in the cans and changing pairs half way through. But until I've learned a deal more about how all this works I think I can live with it.
The screwing and bonding is as you describe and Humber confirmed the attachment method when I spoke to them today about adding new pod seats. Your comment noted about the console cutting and blades.
Weather was good and test run seemed fine, clocked 55mph Pete, using hand held gps, so that seems in line with your estimate. Boat was in excellent condition, so had to do it! Parted with the shekels and looking forward to the first outing, whenever that might be!
Console is bare apart from rpm, trim and temp.... so thoughts turn to 1) Radio 2) Compass 3) Sounder etc. Anyone know a good chandelry or is the web cheapest? Any particular brands favoured in the hi-tech wiggly amps world?