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Old 15 February 2008, 11:30   #11
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How come it needed new tubes and an engine change within 3 years
The tubes that were on it Orange ones origially, they faded so it was retubed by humber with Navy ones.
Engine was put on at start of 04 as he had an old engine on it before this for a few months and decided to change, more Hp.
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Old 15 February 2008, 11:30   #12
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What about resale the leeway has been the subject of much bad publicity looking through the treads and I have noticed prices slashed often on boats and outboards...where as with the Humber it's heritage is known amongst the boating fraternity
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Old 15 February 2008, 11:31   #13
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What about resale the leeway has been the subject of much bad publicity looking through the treads and I have noticed prices slashed often on boats and outboards...where as with the Humber it's heritage is known amongst the boating fraternity
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Old 15 February 2008, 11:35   #14
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What about resale the leeway has been the subject of much bad publicity looking through the treads and I have noticed prices slashed often on boats and outboards...where as with the Humber it's heritage is known amongst the boating fraternity
I was thinking the same myself the humber is well known.
How long should the tubes last on a humber? Shouldn't have much of an issue considering they were only done in 06.

as for a 140hp suzuki on it, how much per hour at cruising 27 to 30 knots? 10l/hr ?.
How many knots should i see?
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Old 15 February 2008, 11:37   #15
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as for a 140hp suzuki on it, how much per hour at cruising 27 to 30 knots? 10l/hr ?.
How many knots should i see?
For me 42 Knots top and an all round average of 1.2 NM to the Litre.
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Old 15 February 2008, 14:49   #16
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For me 42 Knots top and an all round average of 1.2 NM to the Litre.
Ditto on the fuel figures... can't comment on the Leeway, don't think I've ever seen one down this way. The Destroyer is very good for any weather, it's also quite a dry boat.

My Humber was delivered new to me in December '02 with Suzy 140 and things are still going well on it <touch wood>. I have the engine serviced annually by our local Suzy dealer and so far there haven't been any issues.

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Old 15 February 2008, 15:53   #17
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Ditto on the fuel figures... can't comment on the Leeway, don't think I've ever seen one down this way. The Destroyer is very good for any weather, it's also quite a dry boat.

My Humber was delivered new to me in December '02 with Suzy 140 and things are still going well on it <touch wood>. I have the engine serviced annually by our local Suzy dealer and so far there haven't been any issues.

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Glad to hear. A good engine all round so. What size of prop you have? Stainless or Aluminium? Wat max revs yo getting and speed?
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Old 16 February 2008, 04:28   #18
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Hi Ciaranp

Whilst I am sure you want to get your hands on a new "toy" I would not rush to buy one of the first you see. Lots of boats tend to be put up for sale in march and april. I fully support thr Humber choice, they are strong seaworthy craft and last forever. Having suggested you don't rush things, have you seen the Humber 5.5m Ocean Pro for sale on Apollo Duck, Ireland (Ref No: 76862)? I had a 6.3m Ocean Pro and Instructed on a 5.5m Ocean Pro and a 5m Destroyer. The 5.5m Ocean Pro was the best of the 3 as it was a perfect compromise between length and launch weight. Have a look at the Apollo Duck ad but be quick, I don't think it will last long, especially as the seller is open to offers!! It should be good for 35-40kts with a 90HP Honda.
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Whilst I am sure you want to get your hands on a new "toy" I would not rush to buy one of the first you see. Lots of boats tend to be put up for sale in march and april. I fully support thr Humber choice, they are strong seaworthy craft and last forever. Having suggested you don't rush things, have you seen the Humber 5.5m Ocean Pro for sale on Apollo Duck, Ireland (Ref No: 76862)? I had a 6.3m Ocean Pro and Instructed on a 5.5m Ocean Pro and a 5m Destroyer. The 5.5m Ocean Pro was the best of the 3 as it was a perfect compromise between length and launch weight. Have a look at the Apollo Duck ad but be quick, I don't think it will last long, especially as the seller is open to offers!! It should be good for 35-40kts with a 90HP Honda.
Ye saw that. Do the tubes not look kinda faded?
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How come it needed new tubes and an engine change within 3 years
I could offer several possible reasons for a Humber needing new tubes far earlier than it ought to...
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