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Old 09 November 2011, 07:20   #1
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Humber Attaque any Good ?

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I am new to ribbing , I have just been offered a Humber attaque 5.3 for what I feel is a good price

Its is quite an old boat but it appears in excellent condition for its age , holds air very well , just needs a bit of a clean and tidy.

Does anyone have any knowledge of these ribs , there is very little on the internet about them.

Are they any good at seakeeping ? , How does it compare to say a Humber Destroyer ?

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Old 09 November 2011, 07:32   #2
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There's an earlier thread from RIBnet here: Humber Attaque 5.3 - Deep Vee?

Incidentally there was one on Ebay earlier this year, pictures useful for reference. HUMBER RIB 5.3M ATTAQUE | eBay
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Thanks , some good info there , Does anyone actually own one or used one In rough weather?

Who crossed the Atlantic in one?
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Shallow V ? Ok if it's got a lot of weight on it, seems similar to the assault 5.3 which is good fun but again not ideal or rough waters.

Destroyer is a different ball game.

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Who crossed the Atlantic in one?
In 1984, Enda O'Coineen (an Irishman, obviously) crossed the Atlantic singlehanded in a 5.3m Humber Attaque.
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Just don't mix up Assault and Attaque. Get it wrong and you will either pay double what it's worth, or end up in a bad situation in bad weather.
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It is definatly an Attaque , Definatly Not an assault , Humber have confirmed this with the serial number.

It appears to be virtually Identical to the new 2.0m beam Ocean Pro , Just with a slightly different tramsom design , But has the same Hull.

has pedigree then

Thanks Willk , Just found this :-

Back in 1985, in a Humber Attaque 5.3, an Irishman called Enda O'Coineen successfully crossed the Atlantic single handed using sail and a 55hp Suzuki outboard, surviving the tail end of hurricane Hannah along the way. Enda started his journey on July 17 and arrived in the UK on Aug 21.

and a pic on the humber website Bottom row , 3rd in
http://www.humberribs.co.uk/oceanpro20.html

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Old 10 November 2011, 05:08   #8
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....previously (or possibly in the commercial catalougue of the time) known as the Seasafe!

Excellent boat, and yes, it did evolve into the O-pro. I also have a slighty different transom design - mine was built when 2 cyl premix reigned supreme, so is only rated for 110 KG - whicgh doesn't give much scope for engine choice these days! (hence the Clamshell rebuild). I bet the attaque is somwewhere between mine (60Hp / 110 KG) and the O-Pro, whioch is rated for a 4- stroke lump of lard.

It strikes me if you buy it then there will be a complete evolution of the hull on ribnet!
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Shallow V ? Ok if it's got a lot of weight on it, seems similar to the assault 5.3 which is good fun but again not ideal or rough waters.

Destroyer is a different ball game.

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Hi ,

Its definatly not an assault , Humber have confirmed as an Attaque , but refused to give an age.. , as for the hull it appears the same as the 2.0m ocean pro at the front ,





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The Manufacturesrs plate says This one is rated to 150hp , ???, so This must be different.
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Or it's a bigger hull? Mine is the 5M... and really old.

That certainly looks a similar shape & arrangement to mine.
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