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Old 30 November 2006, 11:05   #1
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French Humber!

Hello,

It's my first post on Ribnet.

I'm french, so i hoppe you will understand me...

I have a Narwhal 520 HD + Tohatsu 90 TLDI.

I sell it, and i'm buying a Humber destroyer 600 (cat CE B), with 140 HP Suzuki.

The boat will have:
- double rear bench
- large console (not an humber one, but an american one Carolina Skiff)
- leaning post Narwhal
- under deck fuel tank 90 ltrs...

I am fishing very often, and i prefer this seats instead of jockey seats.

It should be a pleasure if some of you can give me information on how to fit the engine, and all they find useful for a little french that will have soon an english boat!

I will come near Cowes during the next spring i hoppe.

I live in Normandy, and espacially in Coutainville, not far from the Channel Islands.

If you want, you can come to visit the french RIBNET forum on

http://www.pneuboat.com/

Antoine
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Old 30 November 2006, 11:16   #2
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Welcome to the first Frenchman on this site. I am sure that your English is better than my French.

Humbers are great sea boats and the Suzuki is a great engine. Having said that you already have quite a nice boat by the sound of it. What do you think of the tohatsu 90tldi? Many people would be interested in your experience with it.

You say you are coming over to Cowes - do you mean for RIBEX???

http://www.ribexhibitions.co.uk/
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Old 30 November 2006, 11:22   #3
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Si jamais t'as des difficultés de traduction... ecris le en francais et je le traduirai. Mais ca m'apparait que t'as bien maitrisé l'anglais.

Bonjour et bienvenu

(I was just saying hello, and if he has any translation problems, write it in French and I'll translate)

Ciao,

WMM (le Rosbif)
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Old 30 November 2006, 11:34   #4
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The Tohatsu 90 is a very good engine.

No smoke ( it's the opposite of Sir Winston Churchill... French joke!)
Low level of consomation, Between 8 and 12 ltrs per Hour
Still perfect start
Only 142 KG

A little more noise if you compare it with a four Stroke.

No problem after 150 Hours of using.

Antoine
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Old 30 November 2006, 15:11   #5
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Humbers are great sea boats
Some Humbers are great boats. Possibly
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Old 04 December 2006, 04:36   #6
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Some Humbers are great boats. Possibly

Can you explain what do you mean, Stephen?

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Old 04 December 2006, 04:52   #7
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I think you need to read some of Stephen's posts about his boat Antoine. He might explode if he tries to write it all down at once!
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Old 04 December 2006, 05:03   #8
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Can you explain what do you mean, Stephen?

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I meant that I would never describe my Humber as great given the problems I have had with the tubes, unless it was "greatly irritating"! My moaning is well documented elsewhere on RIBnet but it may be better not to read it in case it makes you paranoid about your tubes exploding every second outing which is what mine do.

To put your mind at rest I gather they have changed the design since mine was built (now incorporates wear patches) so hopefully you'll have no problems...

If you haven't bought it yet then make sure you get pressure relief valves fitted in the tubes, mine hasn't and its a constant worry (though nothing to do with the current problems)

I also didn't think Humber did any underfloor fuel tanks but maybe this has changed? it wasn't an option when I looked at a new one before I bought the exploding orange.
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Old 04 December 2006, 06:08   #9
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Stephen,

I think i understand what you mean.

My boat will have 5 pressure release valves.

Is it a way NOT to have the same difficulties your talking about?

PLEASE SAY YES!!!!!!!

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Old 04 December 2006, 08:59   #10
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I know Stephen has had loads of problems with his Humber but they are NOT all like that. They are one of the biggest builders of RIBs are are usually considered to be very tough boats. Our local diving club has 2 of them - they get a load of very rough use and are about 15 yrs old and still going strong.
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