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Old 10 May 2014, 03:42   #71
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This is from the marine ply association of Australia. Says you shouldn't enclose both faces otherwise it can't breathe !?
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Old 10 May 2014, 03:53   #72
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This is from the marine ply association of Australia. Says you shouldn't enclose both faces otherwise it can't breathe !?
Makes sense Chris, also wood needs moisture to stop it drying out so getting water inside the hull shouldn't do it any harm as long as it can dry out . I always leave my bung open so that air can circulate inside the hull when not in use.
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Old 10 May 2014, 04:29   #73
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Isn't it a bit like comparing a ford and a Ferrari though?
I dont have any great affinity to humber or any other make but while the humber build maybe isnt best practice it should be acceptible (with the exception or the silicone)
This boat is most likely a one off which has suffered for some other reason than the lack of treatment on the underside of the floor
I think it a little unfair to taint their name because of one bad boat
They arent the best in the market but not the most expensive either & certainly not the worst out there
Horses for courses in my opinion
My point is that we don't gel wash or topcoat the underside of floors where we use ply. A layer of CSM is more than adequate protection for something that isn't submerged - if the hull is flooded for most of the time there are more issues!
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Old 10 May 2014, 08:46   #74
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As with other OP owners, I'm watching this with interest. I always leave the bow anchor locker bung and the stern/bilge bung out. I think I got this from humber Paul? I'm sure he asked humber about this and that's what they recommended.
I also seem to remember seeing some pics from humber showing the build up and finish of the inside of the hull before the deck went on. I'm sure it showed a channel or duct linking the front and rear bungs?
In other words, water couldn't get in to the hull without making a hole through the deck (screwing right through it) or having a mishap and penetrating the hull from outside.
Humber Paul.... Was it you that posted those pics or am I imagining things!?!
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This is from the marine ply association of Australia. Says you shouldn't enclose both faces otherwise it can't breathe !?

Makes sense to me as I said earlier my RB is bare on the inside
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Old 10 May 2014, 09:29   #76
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I did phone humber re the bungs and was passed from sales to someone in the manufacturing team, which was reassuring, and yes they suggest we leave both bungs out as inevitably as all have said on here, water will get in one way or another. Hatch seals or bungs expanding and contracting. It's best being drained than stagnant and filling up.

By leaving it open they said it drains and lets air through, rather than water building up. The only downside being it would sit lower in the water if one of two things happen. 1. You stuff the boat 2. Your bilge/transom well pump fails and the boat floods. Either way, the difference would be negligible.

I didn't post the pics on the under deck layout, but I recall too there were some posted. There are two ridges/struts (??) that run the length of the boat a 1/3 of the way in from each side to support the deck and provide a channel from bow to stern, that drains water from the bow locker to the transom well.

I'm still confident in Humber considering their instructions and responses to me. There are thousands of hulls out there that are solid and ours after 5 yrs seems solid too.

The Original poster Nugent's boat seems a bit if a mess. He subsequently stated it had undergone a poor fit out and suspected that did not help.

He also stated that he had to be careful with his words, due to a phone call. I'm still v curious as to what this was about and from whom? He hasn't posted much since. I think considering the inference on Humber build quality, whether intended or not, he ought to follow up....

It came the day after I asked them for clarification on build process. Coincidence? I don't know.


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Sound advice hp it wouldn't put me off having a Humber don't think Humber have anything to hide if you go to the factory as I have they are quite willing to show you round the works as are RB & ribcraft
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As said previously I would still own another humber my self,
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Nugent, has performed some surgery,

floor has to be nocked back and another coat of non slip applied, with the relevant masking applied where required to give nice clean lines

,, but it is transformed some what,,


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So have you replaced the whole deck?


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