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Old 16 January 2010, 18:34   #1
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Humber or Bombard??

New or close to new.

5-6 meters.

40 knots. 80-90hp??

Good hull.

Good quality.

Jockeyseats for 2 or 3.

I look at Humber ocean range and wonder if that is a good boat. I look at the 2m beam version. I will use the boat inshore, in the archipelago.

Any better ideas for me.
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Old 17 January 2010, 11:26   #2
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Humber.
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Old 17 January 2010, 11:29   #3
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Humber Ocean Pro 5.5m, 90 hp Suzi will give you close to 40kts
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Old 17 January 2010, 12:18   #4
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When we were looking at buying our first RIB - most of the guys on here came back with Humber or Avon (Searider) - we ended up with a Searider but the Humber seemed a very strong contender

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Old 17 January 2010, 16:28   #5
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Old 18 January 2010, 03:42   #6
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We have a Humber Destroyer 6m with Suzuki 90 on the back but with full tank and 2 adult + 2 children on board, only does 35kts at full throttle which is fine for us but if you want 40kts from a 6m then you need a bigger engine.
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Old 18 January 2010, 06:01   #7
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I got the 5m O-pro 2m beam's grandaddy (only rated for 60Hp, but a good few KG lighter because of it)

With the 60 I was passing 30Knts when the engine blew up.......


It's got phenomenal seakeeping - I can sit down in waves that I used to have to stand up in the Searider.
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Old 19 January 2010, 03:35   #8
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Humber without a doubt. The two can't even be compared. Even the Assault hull is far better than anything Bombard ever came up with. I expect the Bombard has PVC tubes and the materiels used are nath. Some people I know took thier brand new Bombard out, took off on a misjudged bow wave and when they landed the console went straight through the deck . There is no doubt about it in my opinion, the UK RIB market is 20 years more advanced than the French one.

I'm going to get killed for this next sentence : The UK is probably 20 years behind France on everything else though
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5-6 meters...40 knots...80-90hp??
Think you're light on power there. Our 5.3m Ribcraft two and a half up, half to full fuel, can squeeze 37 knots. Even 100hp might be light. 115hp to be sure, I would have thought.
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Old 19 January 2010, 04:35   #10
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I'm going to get killed for this next sentence : The UK is probably 20 years behind France on everything else though
Definately horses for courses. Bombard are a division of Zodiac, and I would have thould their main market for this type of boat is the Mediterranean. The majority of Zodiac/Bombard hulls (for the leisure market) have a shallow v which is fine for sheltered inshore waters. The Zodiac Pro range includes a 12 man and 15 man Pro model which now comes in hypalon (limited edition) and will take a 90hp. Not sure of maximum speed. One for sale at Wills Marine (PVC tubes).http://www.willsmarine.co.uk/product...ndex_1146.html
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