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Old 11 June 2012, 13:36   #1
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my recent purchase is a 7m Crompton with twin yamaha 100. Does any one know much of this company and what material did they use for the tubes. year 2001
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Great for carrying heavy loads

Tubes should be hypalon company no longer trading but the moulds are out there some place

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my recent purchase is a 7m Crompton with twin yamaha 100. Does any one know much of this company and what material did they use for the tubes. year 2001
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'Teal' by any chance....ex EA? I've use that boat a lot.......
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Most of the moulds are now with Madera Ribs.

Tubes were made by Henshaws from hypalon, they will still have all the patterns.

The design might have changed by 2001 but late '90s Cromptons had the same hull design as the early Ballistics, quick, with lots of lift but not the most comfortable.
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'Teal' by any chance....ex EA? I've use that boat a lot.......

Ironic as the boat is ex enviromental agency!!!
It was coded to cat 3? is it worth carrying the coding on?
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Ironic as the boat is ex enviromental agency!!!
It was coded to cat 3? is it worth carrying the coding on?
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Shaun....is this her?.... If so, she was known as 'Teal'..... we did a large tranche of Bathymetric survey for Geomatics (Env Agency) around the UK last year, using our boats in Wales, one of the EA's local boats in the North West and 'Teal' on the East Coast (mainly out of Humber Cruising Assoc)....travelling around a fair bit in the process....
did a lot of hours on her....any questions, just ask
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Old 12 June 2012, 00:18   #8
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Shaun....is this her?.... If so, she was known as 'Teal'..... we did a large tranche of Bathymetric survey for Geomatics (Env Agency) around the UK last year, using our boats in Wales, one of the EA's local boats in the North West and 'Teal' on the East Coast (mainly out of Humber Cruising Assoc)....travelling around a fair bit in the process....
did a lot of hours on her....any questions, just ask
Hi Dan
Yes same boat. Purchased her for 6k plus the tax, sadly the electronics were removed. But did come with a stainless steel trailor!.
The weather shield around the cockpit had to go though. A few dinks in the hull Nothing major, gave her i topside refit and had to reprop. Otherwise fantastic boat.
using her out of plymouth.
Have you any idea of fuel tank size. Ime estimating 300 to 350lt
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Yes same boat. Purchased her for 6k plus the tax, sadly the electronics were removed. But did come with a stainless steel trailor!.
The weather shield around the cockpit had to go though. A few dinks in the hull Nothing major, gave her i topside refit and had to reprop. Otherwise fantastic boat.
using her out of plymouth.
Have you any idea of fuel tank size. Ime estimating 300 to 350lt
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I seem to recall it being smaller than that.... Will drop you a PM
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Hi there,
I have the same hull operating with a passenger license here in Ireland.I repowered last year with a single F150
Mine has an underdeck tank but I have never used it as I bought the boat with SS tanks under the jockeys. My next project will be to lift the deck and look at replacing the tank but for now the on deck tanks are fine.
The hulls are great in a seaway and carry weight well (obviously I am talking about passengers as opposed to anything illegal
We have seating for 8 on jockeys plus a bench in front of the console.
if you have any questions please feel free to get in touch
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Old 12 June 2012, 05:03   #11
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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, 18:21   #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.

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Old 06 August 2012, 23:42   #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, 16:47   #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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