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Old 22 November 2011, 17:16   #1
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Is this a Humber

Hi all can anyone help me identify the make and model of this RIB.
I bought it as a Humber but now i'm not sure.
It seems a bit unusual how far the hull goes up the tubes.
Also on the underside of the hull it has two removable panels on each side, each about 2 feet long and secured with countersunk Allen screws 40mm or so round the perimeter.
It is just under 7m with a beam of 2.6m and the tubes are approx. 500mm.
it has four valves 2 side by side in the middle on each side and one at the front on the port side as can be seen in the photo by the fender.

Also as you can see the tubes are a little bit faded on top. However the underside is in perfect condition and it holds air perfectly, as an alternative to a re-tube do you think it will be fine to just recover the top with some new hypalon and if so at what sort of pressure should the tubes be while the new material is glued.

All help/comments gratefully appreciated.

PS. It went really well till the engine started playing up
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Old 22 November 2011, 17:50   #2
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love the tow car!
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Old 22 November 2011, 18:51   #3
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Don't know what make it is but it doesn't look like a Humber to me.
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Old 22 November 2011, 20:05   #4
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love the tow car!
Me too, especially the L plate!
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Old 23 November 2011, 03:42   #5
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yes its the new movie "inbetweeners go to Amsterdam"

seriously though it is just parked there and doesn't even have a tow bar. but in sure you guessed that.
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Old 23 November 2011, 04:02   #6
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i would be a bit wary of covering the top of the tubes if the white areas on the tube are the weave showing as this may now be very weak ,i have had a few customers put there knees through tubes when in this condition !! it is only worth covering if you can be sure that all patches will be bonded to at least 50mm of good fabric around there perimiters .i would put patches on with the tubes at a low pressure .
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Old 23 November 2011, 04:07   #7
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Thats the "humber" off ebay aint it?
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Old 23 November 2011, 04:51   #8
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Thats the "humber" off ebay aint it?
One in the same,
had it out on the North Norfolk coast on a bit of chop and it goes well, and was very stable.
but the million dollar question is it a Humber?
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thanks for the advise Paul, I think I should be ok then as I'm looking to go all the way round from the rubbing strake to where the tube meets the hull and down the entire lenght.
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Old 23 November 2011, 06:37   #10
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My "knee jerk" reaction is that it isn't a humber, but my Humber has a Delta plate on it - Humber sold them the bare hulls to fit out before they started making their own so assuming there was a modicum of truth in the ad.....

Welcome to the "clamshell club" by the way!
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