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Old 10 August 2007, 11:10   #1
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Humber Dive Pro Rib

Hello,
this is my first post here.

I live in France but i'm originally from Weymouth.

I'm not very impressed with the ribs here and would like to buy a cheap second hand rib in the UK. Theres one that interests me but I can't find any info about the model. Its a Humber Dive Pro thats quite old. Does anybody know this model ?

Thanks

Paul

PS. I'd also be interested in an Avon Searider 5.4, Humber Ocean Pro 5 or 5.3 or a Solent 460 or 540 or Ribeye Open Tender 450. The alley way to my garage is narrow.
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Old 10 August 2007, 15:32   #2
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Good luck!

Good luck!

I posted a similar question here about two weeks ago and never really got a reply. I too, am interested in upgrading to a 5 to 6m RIB with a 100hp engine. The French stuff isn't great - Zodiac Medline - yuk!, Bombard - very basic, etc.

I have an Italian Capelli 470 which I think is great, but just a touch too small. I am tempted by the Capelli 500 (actually 5.05 for what it's worth) or the 570 (a bit too big? - has to be really easy to tow and launch). We regularly cross to the islands around here, 2 adults, 2 kids and camping stuff, and it will cruise nicely at 23 knots or so, (33 max), and handles a rough sea suprisingly well for it's size.

The shops round here are starting to discount boats quite heavily now - maybe because the summer has been so poor. I could get the 570 for 24 000Euros, or the 500 for about 19 000. (With 100hp Yam).

But it would be great to get some opinions on similar sized UK boats, as these may well be better suited to our Brittany waters (similar to Cornwall).
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Old 10 August 2007, 15:57   #3
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The humber dive pro may be a similar hull to the ocean pro if it is then its a good capable sea boat, but i can't be totally sure? i'm sure some other members will be able to comment further.
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Old 10 August 2007, 16:33   #4
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Tim...

Tim, hi - maybe you can give us the lowdown on your Osprey or point us to an old post that does. That would be a good start! I saw a pic of one on a thread on this page and it looks quite nice.....
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Osprey vipers are the biz great well made strong sea boats and look sexy too, haven't heard any negative feedback and to be honest would not expect too either, just do a search for previous posts on them.
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Old 11 August 2007, 01:24   #6
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If you go with a Humber, which are usually very well made robust boats, just make sure it has the deep V hull not any of the others. (Better sea boats)

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Old 13 August 2007, 03:51   #7
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The boat has been sold already so i'll never know if it had a deep-v or not.

Basically my need is a robust seafaring boat for spearfishing. No need for sun decks or passenger seats. A two man jockey console is perfect. And it needs to be narrow, no wider than 2 meters.
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