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Old 28 September 2008, 04:26   #1
Country: Cyprus
Length: 7m +
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Humber rib- repair advice

Hi all,

My dive club has just been given a second hand 7m humber destroyer. It has a DF140 (2002) Suzuki OBM but came without a battery. The console locker is tiny and needs a gynae to work in it! I would appreciate some guidance about what spec battery we need for the engine and a make that will fit in the locker with the steering gear taking up so much room.

Also, in some small areas such as around the rubber caps at the rear of the tubes, the rubberised paint that was used over the finishing tape has worn away leaving the tape fabric exposed. It just needs painting over again to tidy it up and prevent further deterioration I think. Any particular product suitable?

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 28 September 2008, 04:38   #2
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Have a look on polymarine for suitable paints and other bits for RIBs.

The locker at the front of the console was deighned to be a battery locker and nothing else really.
As for the battery either contact Suzuki or get one that would start a similar size car engine, about 1.8 litre?

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Old 28 September 2008, 07:51   #3
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70AH is enough and 100AH would be ideal, if it will fit in the console.
Mondial Marine in Limassol are the Humber Agents (I believe) in Cyprus and they can probably assist with any advice you may need.
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