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Old 27 February 2005, 15:44   #21
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MikeC

Not only will I give you a ride, I'll take you salmon fishing for a day.

By the way, I'm happy with the console and seats. I did not like what I saw in 2yr old Humber brochures.
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Old 27 February 2005, 18:41   #22
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Old 28 February 2005, 03:22   #23
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Ocean Pro

Hi Mike & Smokie,

Hope you are keeping out of mischief Mike

Smokie I have spent many a happy hour on board with Mike & his Family in lots of varying sea conditions.

I can certainly vouch for the boats abilitiy, so much so that i wanted to buy it but that is another story.

We have covered many miles in "Prime Rib II" and she handles everything that is throw at her. I am only 5ft 8in and I have no problems with the forward visbility, Mike is nearly 6ft. The windsreen is also in an ideal position for me. I can look through or over the top easily; in case you need to duck out of the oncomming wave .

The side by side console gives you plenty of room (Mike & I stand together) for all the electronics that you will need plus it doubles up as a huge locker aswell.

There is a huge amount of storage space on board and would easily take a couple of fishing rods or dive kit. I belive that as a package designed for a family its design and build is very good value for money, I belive it would be very difficult to beat.

Mike will call soon for a chat.

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Old 28 February 2005, 11:37   #24
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Jon Adlard

Hi there
I have had a Humber 6.50m Extreme for the last 3 years with the 1.7 Mercruiser.
I initially played with various props and now have a stainless one which gives a top speed of 34knots, 37 with a following tide.
Visability over the console is no problem(I'm average height)
I launch in Poole all year round and would be happy to demonstrate. (a beer at the lunch time break would suffice!!)
I can't praise this boat enough, a brilliant sea boat and very dry.
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Old 28 February 2005, 11:51   #25
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Thank you for your input Jon.
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Old 02 March 2005, 14:34   #26
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Kevin....

I will look forward to hearing from you!

Jon...

What size prop are you running? Bet itís a 21"!

Smokie...

Most British RIB manufacturers are what we call 'Cottage Industries' Ė small often family owned affairs! This means that their customer leasing skills are not as developed as most US companies. Humber are actually quite good considering, (due mainly to Sue). Just don't expect any Corporate Mollycoddling. It can be a battle to buy from some Companies in the UK! You'll get there in the end! At least you wonít end up buying something you donít really want!

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Old 12 February 2006, 18:05   #27
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Just for info, we run an aluminium RBB, which is 6m with the Mercruiser. Max speed is 33 knots, but it seems to be able to do 30 regardless of what we load her up with. Diesels like being worked hard! I've got no idea as to gph. But, it is a lot less than the V6 115 Yamaha two-stroke of our previous boat though!

I'd guess that much over 6m you will not break the 35k barrier, unless it was flat, trimmed perfectly and you were running light. But over 6m you have a few more engines to choose from. You pays yer money and makes yer choice...

have fun regardless.

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Old 16 February 2006, 16:08   #28
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I can not comment on the performance of the 7m but I can comment on something similar. I have a 1.7 in an 8m diesel skiff (1500kg dry) that does very well with this engine. Prop is a 15.5"x17" dia. Mirage plus. Boat runs 30kts WOT at 4300-4400 rpm. Cruise is 25kt at 3600-3800rpm. It gets 2.55 KPL (6 us mpg) at about any planing speed. The 160 volvo is a lot larger displacement engine and burns about 50% more fuel based on their gallon/hr charts. At the rate of fuel consumption of the bigger diesel, you might as well get a big 4-stroke OB.

I started a users group on yahoo for owners of 1.7 diesels. Send me a message if you are interested in a link to the group. Arlon

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Old 16 February 2006, 16:13   #29
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Here's a full load gallon/liter/hr chart for the 1.7. Seems to be fairly accurate from what I have been able to judge just from gps mileage and refills (no navman).

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Old 16 February 2006, 17:07   #30
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Ok, since no member has the 7m diesel Humber I'll address one of my questions to all 6-7m Humber Ocean Pro owners in general.

I am considering buying a 7m Humber Ocean Pro however I'm concerned about the foward visibility when the driver is seated on the jockey seat. From the photos it appears that the driver can hardly see much when standing up (I'm average height). Is this an issue on this craft more so than on others because of the upturned bow?

I realize I need to test drive one however that will be a while 'cause I live in the US.
I have the Ocean Pro 7 mtr. Crew ranging from 5'11 down to 5'2. All have taken the wheel without trouble seeing 'over the bow'. Nice strong boat - go for it.
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