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Old 12 June 2012, 06:03   #11
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Country: UK - England
Town: plymouth
Boat name: teal
Make: crompton
Length: 7m +
Engine: 2 x 100 yamaha
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Thank you dan for the Pm. interesting what you say about the free board over the transom, I can see what you mean for stationery work,or slow speed. however shouldnt be a problem for my usage. Bit of diving/ cruising and skiing etc.
Hi Leaderscharter. Sorry i dont know your name.
The fuel tank is scary though, i towed it to supermarket with half a tank showing on the gauge (admittedly the sender is situated aft on the tank) 200 later the nozzle still hadnt stopped, so i baulked!
Btw as well as a stainless steel trailor the fuel tank was full!!!!!
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Old 06 August 2012, 19:21   #12
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Hi, I have come across this thread and have been following it with interest.
As you can see from my details I too have a crompton, it seems to be quite an old one, perhaps one of his first?

I also have my concerns about the level of the transom. I was told the transom was rated for 250hp, (can't remember where I got that from). I originally had a Evinrude 225 on the back but after that died I went to the 200 Optimax. It sits very low in the water and I often have the bilge pump on emptying the engine bay thinghy.

I have attached a couple of pics of the old tub with the original tubes on, (they were in a sorry state). I had a retube a couple of year ago with Humber. I think a chap in Devon has the templates for the tubes and he comes very highly recommended on here but I was not keen on the distancees involved. The prices were comparable to Humber and they were much closer. Ergo humber got the job.

I love the old tub, admittedley I hardly get the chance to use her but when I do get her out and she behaves; wow what a machine!!

The under floor tank in mine is 200 litres. It is fibreglass construction and I am constanty paranoid about it leaking.

Non the less, although she is rough and ready, I love it and would recommend a Crompton to anyone.

Lee
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Old 07 August 2012, 00:42   #13
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HI Lee
ime interested i knowing more of your re tube,pics and if possible cost.
I recently went up to humber to pick a boat up for a customer and had a long chat to Frank. I like the Humber craft but am experiencing some poor workmanship in the finnishing off, of auxilaries etc.
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Old 07 August 2012, 17:47   #14
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Hi Shaun, I have attached some pictures of the RIB as I picked it up from Humber, from memory it was done in 2009-2010. The images are a little small (I think I took them on my works phone).
The tubes are holding up really well, (albeit a little discoloured by the sun).
They have a taper toward the front and sit really well on the hull.

I have heard a few tales recently about the workmanship coming out of Humber but I can say the job done on my crompton is first class. Although I don't get out too often when I do venture out it gets a good pasting and has stood up without issues.

I hope Humber get things sorted out soon and get their reputation back on track.


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