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Old 20 March 2009, 10:43   #1
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Humber 7.0m Offshore 175hp

Has anyone handled one of these? Any thoughts good or bad?
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Old 03 April 2009, 15:51   #2
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just bought 6.3 ocean pro 2.34 beam with 175 opti. Went out in force 6/7 out of pwllelhi marina through wind over tide, just awesome. Proper piece of kit, totally convinced. Had a 5.4 searider for 10 years with 90 opti before that. Tried valiant 6-7m, absolute cr*p. Evidently ribcraft are good, more expensive/leisure orientated imho but better finish to deck etc. Depends what you want it for. You certainly would be disappointed with a humber offshore. Deep V hull and very stable, 7m plus would be a piece of kit.
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also tried avon as searider was brilliant....avon are like med boats these days, steer clear unless you just want to picnic. No deep V hull. Crap in the rough.
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I agree with PAv re his thoughts on the Humber as my mate has a 6.1 with a 135 Mariner 2 st and we partner each other cruising in the west of scotland. Must jump to the defensce of my Ribcraft can handle anytning the humber does a great hull and can handle big seas good wearther boat always feel safe, remember iy depends on the skipper not the boat!!
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Old 03 April 2009, 17:56   #5
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remember iy depends on the skipper not the boat!!
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Not sure Cpt. Edward Smith would agree 100% with you on that statement
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or perhaps he would had he navigated at a safe speed in iceberg territory?
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Has anyone handled one of these? Any thoughts good or bad?


You'd be shy of 75HP.... trust me.
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or perhaps he would had he navigated at a safe speed in iceberg territory?
Perhaps, the point i was really trying to make is that alot of people do take the boat's ability for granted.
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You'd be shy of 75HP.... trust me.
Yep, would have to agree, you'd be looking to upgrade the HP quite soon.

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I have long considered the 6.3m (2.34m beam) Ocean Pro with a Suzuki DF140 to be a great sea boat but when I tried a 7m Offshore (2.7m beam) with a DF175 I realised that and it was an even better heavy-sea boat. The extra hull width makes for a more stable ride in the 'lumpy stuff', and really instills great confidence.
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