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Old 02 May 2009, 07:31   #21
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The console tanks aren't infallible either - the guy who bought my boat new told me that the first time he filled it up and put it on the slip the fuel started p*ssn out a seam in the back that hadn't been made properly. Still I suppose it was easier to change than an underfloor one would have been

Minor thread hijack; does anybody know if all the console tanks are 90L? I have never managed to get more than about 50L in mine when topping up from allegedly nearly empty, but I am deeply suspicious of the fuel gauge anyway, but if its that far out I probably ought to get a replacement
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Old 02 May 2009, 08:25   #22
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Hi Stephen
I believe they are 70ltrs!!
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Old 02 May 2009, 08:34   #23
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91lts will fit in most of the Humber jockey consoles but there is a low console model, usually used in the narrow beam models i.e. assault that will only take the 70lt tanks but most of those go out with cut outs in the side to take 25lt loose tanks
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Old 04 May 2009, 07:17   #24
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Thanks everyone for the replies and good advice.
OK looks like the 5.5m Destroyer it is then.
As to what colours god only knowns.
Will opt for the XL transom and sports console, 91 litre console tank, underdeck trunking, tube top protection, bow cleat and closed bow locker.
Looking at either a 115hp Mariner Optimax or 115hp Tohatsu TLDI (anyone any preference?) E-tec is nice but too expensive.
As for trailer been looking at SBS and De Graaf. The De Graaf swing beam looks good and is a great price.
Will need to get down to Humber soon and have a look.
Ian, I'll drop you a line soon with a view to price on the above.

Thanks again.
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No i am not a dealer just trying to help. Below is a link to a 115 tdli review
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Old 04 May 2009, 09:24   #26
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Humber have a number of Destroyers circa 5,5m length at 30-35% discount currently available, maybe worth a look on their site if you have not already done so.
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91lts will fit in most of the Humber jockey consoles but there is a low console model, usually used in the narrow beam models i.e. assault that will only take the 70lt tanks but most of those go out with cut outs in the side to take 25lt loose tanks
Humber don't do a specific console for the Assault. Its called the "standard jockey console" that is usually fitted. It can take the 91L fuel tank.

Returning to the original subject. The understanding that I have is that the Destroyer is the easy ride, take anything hull. Whereas the Ocean Pro is a more technical hull, requiring a more skilled driver but with better sensations providing the driver knows how to exploit it. Please correct me if i'm wrong for those who have driven both.
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Humber don't do a specific console for the Assault. Its called the "standard jockey console" that is usually fitted. It can take the 91L fuel tank.
And I think you will find that console is also available in a low version, exactly the same to look at, but around 3 inches lower but you won't get the 91lt tank under it. We find it better suited to the assault as you can feel a bit top heavy on the higher model and slightly insecure. The same option is also available on the sport console
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Thanks everyone for the replies and good advice.
OK looks like the 5.5m Destroyer it is then.
As to what colours god only knowns.
Will opt for the XL transom and sports console, 91 litre console tank, underdeck trunking, tube top protection, bow cleat and closed bow locker.
Looking at either a 115hp Mariner Optimax or 115hp Tohatsu TLDI (anyone any preference?) E-tec is nice but too expensive.
As for trailer been looking at SBS and De Graaf. The De Graaf swing beam looks good and is a great price.
Will need to get down to Humber soon and have a look.
Ian, I'll drop you a line soon with a view to price on the above.

Thanks again.
Get pressure relief valves fitted as well. Conventional wisdom says you don't need them if a light coloured tube like mine (orange), except that black wear patches (like mine has) get just as hot as black tubes and it will save a lot of worry on a hot day... I wish mine had them and wouldn't consider another boat without them.
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Does anybody know the actual thickness of the Humber Destroyers transom; although it has supporting knees it looks to be a little on the light weight side to me!

I think the standard Humber A frames dont look to clever also IMHO.
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