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Old 25 January 2006, 05:20   #11
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Both cars are big enough to tow, neither as good as 4 wheel drive on the slips but certainly fine in the majority of circumstances. With the power of those 2 vehicles I would go for the 7 metre without question. Remember the Sea up here tends to be pretty messy, the extra hull length will pay dividends. I look forward to the cruise when you take delivery.

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Old 26 January 2006, 07:03   #12
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Well thankyou for your help, we have opted for the 7m. It should be arriving in April.
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Old 26 January 2006, 08:52   #13
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Thats great, well done. Fancy running down to RIBEX on the Thursday before? I am and would enjoy the company!!

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Old 26 January 2006, 18:46   #14
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Either that bloke's very big or its a funny camera angle cos that looks more like a 6.3 to me..... And I have still to witness more that 35knots MAX out of the Merc 1.7 on a 6.3!

As to 7m or 6.3.... Go for 7m and buy a big 4x4. Either should be good on the water with the 160hp....

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Old 27 January 2006, 06:17   #15
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As to 7m or 6.3.... Go for 7m and buy a big 4x4. Either should be good on the water with the 160hp....

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Reassuring to know that the performance will be OK as we did not get chance for a test drive. How many knots do you think it will do/cruise at. By the way Humber seem knowledgable and friendly and nice to deal with.

As for RIBEX I would consider it next year after building up a bit of long distance cruising experience but as yet I am a relative novice. This year I would prefer something a little less ambitious until we are used to the boat. I was wondering about something like St Abb's head or Eyemouth.
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Old 27 January 2006, 06:45   #16
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That would be great, if we are going to St Abbs why not push on round and go to Edinburgh?
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Old 27 January 2006, 19:16   #17
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Paul, if you are going for a Humber you should note that they have a large tube overhang at the bow and stern (not at all a bad thing) but you get a shortish hull for a given length of boat. I think the 7mt has a hull length of about 5.7mt. I would recommend going for a 7.5mt, especially since you are putting a fairly heavy diesel into it. Towing is no more of a problem because much of the extra length is just tubes. It won't be a fast boat. 160hp is not a lot of power. With a full boat, I reckon you'll be cruising at 28-30knots.
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Old 27 January 2006, 21:02   #18
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although there is an overhang at the front, humber have truncated tube ends at the rear which i reckon compensates for the overhang which is not much more than other rib designs, and i think he should achieve more than 30 knots, although i would have gone for a larger engine too. i think humber have some test results with the 7m boat and an inboard engine, i read through them when making my decision on which boat to go for, and im pretty sure they achieved much better results than 28-30 knots.
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Yeh, well Humber's web site says the 7.5 boat has an approx 6mt hull. I reckon 1.5mts could be considered a substantial overhang, don't you?

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What companies say and what you actually get do not always match. If it cruises at 28 I reckon it will be doing well. But, if Paul buys it he wil be able to tell us. I'll give you another guess...35-36 flat out with 3 folk and a tank of fuel.
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Old 28 January 2006, 12:53   #20
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My brother and I are buying the boat he has a 4.6 litre V8 MG Rover (back wheel drive) and I have got a 3.2 litre V6 Vauxhall vectra (front wheel drive). I am not so sure which will be the best tow car.
Rear wheel drive is best for towing, when towing the weight is reduced on the front wheels and increased on the rear, hence front wheels spin easily especially with the power of your vectra
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