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Old 10 November 2008, 15:50   #1
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Humber re-tube for boat left on mooring...

Has any one had a retube by Humber.
I'm looking at getting them to do my SR5.4 for two reasons:

First and most important is that they're only 75 miles from my house,
Second, they have provided the cheapest quote so far.

I've been on a few Humbers and the quality seems good enough.

I'm going to be leaving my RIB on a mooring all year and it'll dry out on sand during the summer and mud/rocks during winter.
Should I go for Heavy duty tubes or get normal tubes with protection on?

I'll also need some sort of fairlead, I like the look of whats on the Atlantics.
The rest is normal Humber stuff like lifelines and grab handles.

Anyone got any thoughts suggestions?

Thanks

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Old 10 November 2008, 16:14   #2
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i bought a new humber a while back and personally i wouldnt let them anywhere near any of my boats!
and they didnt give a damn!

Get the Boat down to Chris Hornidge at Henshaws(somerset) it will be worth it in the long run,
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Old 10 November 2008, 16:29   #3
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What bad experience did you have with Humber?

Whilst Henshaws are good its a 6 hour drive for me oppose to the 2.5 hour to Humber.

How long do they need the boat for?
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Have you tried Avon?
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Old 10 November 2008, 16:46   #5
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Tried Avon 3500+vat, Humber have quoted 2757 all in!
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Although a great fan of Henshaws I also found Eurocraft in Leyland did a good job on my Osprey and they seemed to have sorted out their attention to detail which was a bit suspect for a while.
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I've emailed Eurocraft so will let you know what they come back with.
I think its down to Humber or Eurocraft purely for the distance.
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I've emailed Eurocraft so will let you know what they come back with.
I think its down to Humber or Eurocraft purely for the distance.
Hi Chewy

Both of those are good, either could do my boat.
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Does any one have any aftersales experience with either company?
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I'll also need some sort of fairlead
If you are putting her on a swinging mooring I would recommend you put the main load straight to the D ring on the outside of the bow, run a second back up inside if you want but keep the load of it
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