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Old 12 November 2008, 17:22   #41
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Pablo, do me a favour and post a pic of you transom and the bow section of your hull, Assaults and Attaques look different and a pic will confirm what type you have..............
Will do. When did your Assault date from ? Maybe there have been design changes to it ? The Alpha is a very shallow hull. It wasn't an Alpha you had was it ? Did you buy it second hand ? I've got the original purchase papers from Humber that say mine is an Assault.
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Old 12 November 2008, 17:47   #42
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I bought my 5.3m Assault new in 2003 so I know it was an Assault for sure.
I don't know of the Alpha so have no info on them.
The pic of the Assault transom shows the flat planing pad and on the website they claim it as a design feature.......
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Old 13 November 2008, 03:27   #43
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i,m sure my hull is different at the rear to your picture i will take a pic over the weekend and post it on (if i can master the technology)
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Old 13 November 2008, 04:18   #44
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Looks like the same hull as mine.

You call that 10cm wide flat bit at the bottom a planing pad ? I've obviously got my terminology all mixed up. I thought a planing pad was where the hull flatens off. What do you think of the one in the photo ?
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Old 13 November 2008, 07:54   #45
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I think Humber have had a few "renaming ceremonies" over the years. I believe there may have been 2 hull forms have used the "Assault" or "Attaque/ Attack" name(s) - My "seasafe" eventually evolved to what is now the O-Pro 2m beam, and I'm 90% sure it also had an "A" name inbetween..... If I can find the link to the potted history of Humber that I found it on I'll post it.

Remember also that even if the hull shape hasn't changed, the construuction will have - my boat will take 110Kg / 60Hp max - you can hang a 4- stroke 90 on the O-pro, the bare hull of which isn't too far of the rigged weight of my floating museum.....
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Old 13 November 2008, 11:50   #46
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Looks like the same hull as mine.
No luck then, you have an Assault!

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You call that 10cm wide flat bit at the bottom a planing pad ? I've obviously got my terminology all mixed up. I thought a planing pad was where the hull flatens off. What do you think of the one in the photo ?
Humber call it a "unique tapered keel planing surface" so planing pad seems reasonable? It is a flat section of the hull tapering down in width to where it joins the keel further forward.
The boats I used called Attaques had no flattened keel surface and a deeper V. They were considerably softer riding.
Humber themselves on a visit told me the original hull mould for the original 80-90's Attaque was the basis for the small 2m beam Ocean pro and was developed into the basis for the larger versions of the same hull. I have no reason to doubt what they told me at the factory............
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What do you think of the one in the photo ?
You do realise that the pic you have shown is of a Destroyer and not an Assault?
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Old 13 November 2008, 17:52   #48
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It's well over powered for an Assault, 75hp Would be ample.
Nah it's probably underpowered really!!

This was my old Humber with a 150 Optimax running on a longshaft!!

Nice cruising speed and pretty good top end at 55knots!
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Old 13 November 2008, 18:14   #49
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What flavour Humber was that?
.............and who's the Nazi in the jack boots, goose-stepping along the prom?
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Looks very like the old Attaque to me. Right bow shape, transom shape and safety line attachment points.
The Ocean Pro is very similiar but has a higher bow and different safety line attachments, unless its a very early one?
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