Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 12 August 2016, 14:49   #11
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Exeter
Length: 5m +
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 58
That's what I was thinking. I suppose two can sit on the tubes !
__________________
toonpirate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 August 2016, 15:07   #12
Member
 
HUMBER P4VWL's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: N Wales Chester
Boat name: Mr Smith
Make: Humber
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 4,965
Bench seat in back SR5.4

We used to have a bench behind the offset console with two on. Then we had two stood up holding the backrest and then two (one on each side) sat on the tubes in front of the console on our 5.4. That said we had a 90opti on it so it had the beans to get it up and going before waves came over the bow.

Other times when rougher we had two on the bench and then 4 behind, 2 on each tube.
__________________

__________________
HUMBER P4VWL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 August 2016, 15:27   #13
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Exeter
Length: 5m +
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 58
Great that's reassuring to know. I was beginning to think 6 was going to be difficult!
__________________
toonpirate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 August 2016, 15:53   #14
Member
 
HUMBER P4VWL's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: N Wales Chester
Boat name: Mr Smith
Make: Humber
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 4,965
Used to have 6 lads, in their 20s. Fine unless at displacement speed in a chop as waves slosh over! Fine if it's summer and you're in wet suits.

Clearly deck space is reduced and you wouldn't really want 6 fishing or pulling up a skier. 4 is more than comfortable though. You just need enough HP!
__________________
HUMBER P4VWL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 August 2016, 15:56   #15
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Exeter
Length: 5m +
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 58
I think that's the thing. Everything is a compromise. For me it's likely 4 adults and two kids 11 & 13. I'm not sure any other rib under 6m will be any different in my price range.
__________________
toonpirate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 August 2016, 17:14   #16
Member
 
HUMBER P4VWL's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: N Wales Chester
Boat name: Mr Smith
Make: Humber
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 4,965
Bench seat in back SR5.4

6 round a bay will be fine, or sheltered waters, but you wouldn't want to venture far really unless flat calm.

The RC 585 would be much better or a 5.8m Humber Destroyer. They both have a high sheer bow that'll lessen the splash over the front and a higher freeboard at the transom, lessening waves over the rear at rest.


They're also wide enough for side by side jockeys.

The seariders are known for always having a wet deck! Fine if playing about with kids and toys, annoying if in transit or fishing.


determines most things though.
__________________
HUMBER P4VWL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 August 2016, 17:50   #17
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Exeter
Length: 5m +
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 58
Your right there, I've already increased my budget. I've seen a nice ribtec 5.5m and humber attaque 5.5 for sale on e bay and on here. Both just out my price range. You don't get much for 5.5k.
The 585 and destroyer are out of budget ! Most of the time it will be 2 adults and 2 kids, however I want to be able to take others with us on that odd trip.
__________________
toonpirate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 August 2016, 11:42   #18
Member
 
HUMBER P4VWL's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: N Wales Chester
Boat name: Mr Smith
Make: Humber
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 4,965
Bench seat in back SR5.4

This would be nice if re-upholstered

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/182239983496

This would be nice with a couple of jockeys or bench put in.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201638311986
__________________
HUMBER P4VWL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 August 2016, 16:28   #19
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Exeter
Length: 5m +
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 58
I'm watching the humber. It looks a nice boat but just out of my price range. The ribcraft is way over !
__________________
toonpirate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 August 2016, 16:50   #20
Member
 
idsebby's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Town: WAterford
Boat name: na
Make: Rimini
Length: 5m +
Engine: dt85
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 237
Ajstars is selling that Humber on the forum. 5999 but you probably already saw that.
__________________

__________________
idsebby is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:32.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.