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Old 11 February 2014, 12:18   #1
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Humber Assault rib Help!

hey guys!
looking at abit of advice!
i was looking at the xs ribs 4.6 but have settled on the idea of a humber!
because of the slightly shallower v hull and long lasting reliability!

BUT! i cant decided what size boat? i am looking at the 4.0/4.3/4.5 ribs they do.

i will be using it around Port Isaac and Padstow in Cornwall for fishing, and in the estuary for towing wake boarders and rings..

mostly will just be me and maybe 2 others on the boat, but i would like deck space!

would it be best to put the max engine rating on the boat for pure power?

any help or pics or your humber or ribs of similar size would be great!

cheers.
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Old 11 February 2014, 12:24   #2
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any help or pics or your humber or ribs of similar size would be great!

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Old 11 February 2014, 12:32   #3
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I'd go for the largest you can , so from the list of options the 4.5.

Knowing the water around that neck of the woods if you could get up to a 4.7 or a 5 then you'll have a better working platform and a more comfy ride.

As to engine then again go for what you can get for the cost. Bigger is better but there is a trade off on weight and cost.
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Old 11 February 2014, 12:53   #4
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I'd go for the largest you can , so from the list of options the 4.5.

Knowing the water around that neck of the woods if you could get up to a 4.7 or a 5 then you'll have a better working platform and a more comfy ride.

As to engine then again go for what you can get for the cost. Bigger is better but there is a trade off on weight and cost.
okay, so lets say i went for the 5m with a 60hp merc or honda?
would this be a lean mean fuel gussling machine? it would also have to ne towed by a 1.8 petrol ford focus, this is why i was leaning towards the smaller ribs?
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you dont have the best of weather etc and can change so quickly as ya know, why go for an assault (which is more akin to a flat sea craft). at least a O pro or destroyer!
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so maybe heading away from the humber assult idea?

what in your guys opinions would be a perfect craft for around here? 5m max?
i am also looking brand new purly because i will get exactly what i want eg: layout colors frames accessory
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Thats changed the gameplan a tad.. all depends on ya Budget.. Ribcraft 5. Ribeye 5 Osprey 5, Humber 5 etc etc

Al different in many ways.. I had a new Ribcraft 5 which is an awesome boat but may not be your cup, of tea!

out of the above, the Humber will be by far the cheapest...!
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okay, so lets say i went for the 5m with a 60hp merc or honda?
would this be a lean mean fuel gussling machine? it would also have to ne towed by a 1.8 petrol ford focus, this is why i was leaning towards the smaller ribs?
I run a 4.7 with a 50 that is more economical than the 5.4 with a 90 but not enough to worry about. You don't have to use all the power, all the time.

Both are happy on the back of the Astra estate though
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FWIW I use about 0.83 L / nautical mile with my prehistoric 60.... I drank much the same with my old 4m SR and a 25.

The consumption difference at 20-ish knots will likely be negligible. IF you plan to do a LOT of slow speed pottering, a 4 - stroke or a new DI 2- stroke might give you a "significant" consumption difference, but by the sounds of things a lot of your time is going to be spent with the throttle open.

Humbers are good. I used to swear by SRs until I got mine. (which, incidentally celebrates it's 30th sometime this year) so they are robust & long lasting. I tow mine with a focus.

Also be aware the Attaque & Assault are totally different boats, often mistaken for each other. One is the Shallow V you talk about, the other is what evolved into the O-Pro....
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Humber assault

We had a 5m humber assault with a Tohatsu 70c, both products worked well together, in fact Vincent vega now has the fun.

The boat is great but I see the bias more for in shore fun, one of the key benefits is easy planing, nice and light and fast turn of speed.

If I was spending more time in rougher seas I would go for a 5m destroyer which has a slightly deeper vee or a ribquest or a ribcraft.

The assault was a great boat, very strong and protected us very well, but as our teenagers grew we simply outgrew the boat, 5 kids and boards and skis.

Hope this helps you narrowing down your choices
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