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Old 04 November 2013, 15:14   #1
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Humber destroyer 5.5 or 5.8 versus Ocean pro 5.7

Of the 3 above mentioned ribs, is there much difference between them? Good and bad points?
Would be a new build if it goes through.
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What do Humber say?
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Old 05 November 2013, 04:10   #3
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Anything to try and make you buy a Humber.
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Having spent many hours instructing in 5.5m Destroyers and Ocean-Pros, and also having owned a 6.3 Ocean-Pro from new, I would always choose the Ocean-Pro.
Stretch to the 6.0m one if you can, and the Suzuki DF 140 suits it well if you have not yet decided on an engine.
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Just had a look on Humber's site, their Stock I/D 600 looks like a good buy.
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Old 05 November 2013, 05:43   #6
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Anything to try and make you buy a Humber.


Yes, like asking a "dealer" which kinda drugs they'd recommend...

A sale is sale to a Salesperson.
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Old 05 November 2013, 05:43   #7
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There are quite a few good buys on their site at the moment. Not too sure if this is normal for Humber though ...
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Old 05 November 2013, 13:36   #8
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I agree with cypman. Are there any particular reasons for wanting under 6m?
I had it in my head I wanted something around 5.5m as that's what I'd always had but when I tried a couple of 6m plus boats there was no going back. Had my OP 6.3 with Suzuki Df140 for 3 years now and, for me, the package is perfect. Excellent sea keeping and a very dry boat.
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Old 05 November 2013, 16:50   #9
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<6m........ Storage space?

Back to the original Q, I have the granddad of the O-pro & nothing it's seen so far has phased it. Were I ever to "trade up" I'd be looking at O Pros.

I should add I have no connection to Humber other than owning one of their earlier products.
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What I understood is the Destroyer better for beaching because of a not so deep V at the rear.
The O-pro is better for rough waters, because the V goes further to the rear...
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