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Old 29 July 2003, 17:24   #1
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I am thinking of getting a 7m Humber Destroyer with a Suzuki 140hp 4 stroke. Does anyone have any experiences with humber boats, they seem to offer a lot for your money. I am going to get bucket seats for driver & co-pilot (as I am in a wheelchair and fall off jockey seats) and a bench seat at the rear to get my diving kit on. Any suggestion gratefully received.

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Old 29 July 2003, 17:58   #2
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Bloody good effort, I fall off jockey seats too.

Quite a few years back we had a 5.3 Humber Attaque, owned it for about 8 years and it was bloody good. A very good sea boat and very light and managable. They don't have the best reputation but I think they are a good value boat. I own Ribtecs now which I prefer but for value for money I reckon the Humber wins. I tested a destroyer (6 m ) some time back and thought it was good.

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Old 29 July 2003, 18:07   #3
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A customer of mine has just taken delivery of a new 5.5m with a Yamaha 60 4 stoke. I spent a day out on it last week in very rough conditions off Dartmouth and I was very impressed by the hull. Build quality was good. A couple of teething problems but nothing major and excellent value for money.
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Old 29 July 2003, 18:24   #4
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Thanks

Would also be interested in what else is available new for similar money if anyone has any suggestions.

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Old 29 July 2003, 18:25   #5
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I owned a Destroyer 6.5, latterly with a Suzuki 200, for 7 years. I liked it a lot. Build quality can be variable and sometimes very poor. Do your best to make sure it is made properly. Difficult.

I sold it earlier this year to a group of divers. They are delighted with it. Here is a copy of their email to me after there first diving trip. Merganser is the boat's name and Corry is the Corryvreckan.

"Hi J,

We just got back last night at 2 am!

The Garvellachs went excellent. We had two ribs and made great time.
Merganser never fails to impress - even with old cynical hands! For 7
fully kitted divers with second tanks to be able to cruise at 35mph with a
top of 41 was v. impressive. We also had her through the Corry on the
previous night - 13 of us but no kit. Just a sight-seeing trip after
diving the S of Jura.
She'll be out once or twice a week, mainly on the clyde but we are staring
to plan a wee trip to Tobermory with some diving N of Ardnamurchan on
Scotland's most famous scenic dive: Bo Faskadale.

All the best, R

PS The GOTO button is tops!! "

The next email I received said simply, " The boat's great."

So there you go. Hope this helps.
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Old 29 July 2003, 18:30   #6
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has anyone got anything to add about the suzuki 140hp 4 stroke. I've always had yamahas in the past and are reluctant to change, but the savings are making a suzuki more likely at present.

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Don't know about the fourstroke but my DT200 was outstanding and I buy another one without hesitation. Coupled with a torqueshift prop - outstanding.

140hp is not much for a 7mtr boat.
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Old 29 July 2003, 18:36   #8
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Yup, I have a Suzuki 140 4-Stroke coupled upto a 6m Humber Destroyer.

Have had a couple of teething problems, sorted quickly by Humber's good support.

Tis late now so can't write any more (having problems seeing monitor, and getting words in the right places at the mo).

Cast your eye over http://www.ribseadrive.co.uk/gallery/ for pics.
I will poost more in the morning.

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Old 30 July 2003, 04:30   #9
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If your back is the problem then the Humber will give you a good soft ride. I broke 2 vertebra, luckily I am not in a wheelchair but my back is very sensative. I have had no problems with the ride yes, and we have been out in sea that scared the wife to death.
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Bl**dy hell you guys are making me feel a wimp. I slipped a disc last year and the risk of reoccuring has lead me to give up Ribbing other than in calmish conditions (hence selling the boat).
And that was all in a bigger boat than your humber so much respect to you both!
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