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Old 01 February 2012, 11:54   #1
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Humber Ocean Pro 5.5

In recent times I have read the range comments on the quality of the various Humber models with some pro and some anti as one would expect!

Taking build quality aside I am seeking comments relating to itís sea keeping pedigree?
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Old 01 February 2012, 12:13   #2
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Mate of mine has a 5.8 with a single jockey console - nice boat, goes well, handles the lumps nicely.
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The ocean pro and offshore are fairly well known hulls used by many including the recent arctic challenge.

We use the 6.3 OP and find it v dry and quick to the plane due to the spray rails, plus the high sheer bow certainly helps against stuffing.

Downsides are I guess a bit like Delta et al, a deep v is relatively slow.
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Thanks for the positive feedback and is the 5.5 out of the same mould as the 6.3 or vice versa as it is the Ocean Pro 5.5 I am looking at!

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Thanks for the positive feedback and is the 5.5 out of the same mould as the 6.3 or vice versa as it is the Ocean Pro 5.5 I am looking at!

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The 5.5 is a narrower beam than the 6.3 so different mould, the 5.7 is the smallest with the same beam as the 6.3. All good boats and handle well though
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Old 02 February 2012, 04:39   #6
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I got the "narrow" hull's grandad, which is plated as a 5M. There is a 2m beam vversion which goes through 99% ofg single garage doors, but has the inevitable interior space restrictions that you get on any 2M beam rib.

To put the seakeeping in perspective I can comfortably stay seated when in other boats I'd be using the "knee springs".

If it fell apart tomorrow I'd certinly have an O-Pro on my replacements list.
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I've the 5.5m OP, great hull, grips well, very dry boat and has handled everything I've been out in no problem. Built like a Brick Sh*thouse. Wouldn't hesitate to buy another.
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