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Old 10 December 2007, 14:52   #1
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destroyer or ocean pro

hi guys i am new here .great to find this forum. and i to everyone.
i am planing on buying either an ocean pro humber or a destroyer but i dont know very much about them other than they are very robust. can someone tell me the diference bettween the 2 i will be running the boat with a 70 tohatsu tldi engine.
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Old 10 December 2007, 18:48   #2
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I have been having the exact same argument with my self recently, do i go for the 7m Destroyer or the 6.5 ocean pro, the ocean pro seems the better option but would I be able to notice the differance. Maybe somebody has had both and may let us now the handling differences... there is a big price differance between the two..
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Old 10 December 2007, 19:19   #3
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I run a Tohatsu 70 on my 4.85m rib its performance is great, but i'm not sure if its enough horses on a larger humber. Maybe the 90 would be better.
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The world is small, isn't it John? Its nice to see you here as well!

I think you have to think your heavy weathers around the island! Staying in the middle of the storm underpowered won't be nice at all..
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Hi Guys

Welcome to the forum, great to see more Humber fans!

The Ocean Pro is available in several different beams, it has multiple chines and is a very good boat in the 2.3 and 2.6 beams, the the chines run right up to the bow.

The Destroyer is a 2.28m beam and single chine which stops just short of the bow, having sold over 50 Humbers and Water Tested most of them personally, my favourite boat is the 5.5m Destroyer by far. Its dry, comfortable, easy to tow and launch, moves long well with a 75hp on the back and is great all rounder. The Destroyers are generally cheaper than the Ocean Pro.

Junior

Have you looked at the 6.3 Ocean Pro?, its better proportioned than the 6.5, the 7m Destroyer would feel very narrow at this length.

Feel free to drop me a line (numbers on our websites below) should you want to test both or want to chat about them.

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Old 11 December 2007, 15:06   #6
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Hey memo hows it goin !! great seeing you here. at first i thought it was a big cohinedance but when you think about it it isnt both being spearfisherman and free divers.ribs sort of go with the territory
Thank you for your help guys especially Jono Garton
i will defanatly be getting a rib 5 to 5.3 meters. but i am still not sure if i should get a assault, destroyer, or ocean pro, would the fuel consumption with the ocean pro or destoyer be very much more than with the aussult . most of my friend are telling me to go for the destroyer. but i am taking everything into consideration. will an ocean pro or destroy need very much more power than the aussult to plan.
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Ocean-Pro or Destroyer

Hi
Having owned a 6.3m Ocean Pro (2.34m width) and run powerboat courses on it, a 5.5m Ocean Pro and a 5.5m Destroyer I would always go for the 6.3m Ocean Pro. It is ,in my opinion, the best heavy weather sea boat and rides extremly dry because of the reverse chine. However, Jono is much more experienced on Humbers so I guess it is up to you!!!
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Old 11 December 2007, 18:39   #8
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I traveled over to the Humber factory and had the grand tour in october I have quotes for the 6.3m, 6.5m ocean pro and the 6.5 ,7m destroyer at this stage all with either 200hp 2 stokes or 175 four strokes and can't decide on that one either ( the plot thickens ). I had a good look at all of them but I liked the lenght the 6.5m des or ocean pro. I have decided to go for the extreme jockey console with 2 double slim jockeys behind.
My question is what will I actually get for the extra cost of the ocean pro and is there any real noticable handling differances between the two , do I really need to spend the extra money for more chines and a wider beam or will a 6.5 destroyer do....
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Old 12 December 2007, 04:15   #9
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Hey memo hows it goin !! great seeing you here. at first i thought it was a big cohinedance but when you think about it it isnt both being spearfisherman and free divers.ribs sort of go with the territory
Thank you for your help guys especially Jono Garton
i will defanatly be getting a rib 5 to 5.3 meters. but i am still not sure if i should get a assault, destroyer, or ocean pro, would the fuel consumption with the ocean pro or destoyer be very much more than with the aussult . most of my friend are telling me to go for the destroyer. but i am taking everything into consideration. will an ocean pro or destroy need very much more power than the aussult to plan.
I test trialled the assault with top banana and jono and found it to be very twitchy in relatively calm conditions, therefore went for the destroyer.
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Old 12 December 2007, 05:36   #10
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destroyer/ ocean pro

I've worked with both, and found both to be very good, I think each has its merits. I'd got the same view on the assault as already posted.
I've just gone for a 5.8 destroyer, probably on cost if I thought about it, maybe,
my choice now is whether to go for the single jockey deluxe/extreme, with two side by side slim twin jockeys behind, or to have a dual console with seating for 4 added- hmmmmm, any views greatly recieved
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