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Old 09 October 2009, 07:28   #1
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Just bought 5.4m Humber sport

Just bought a Humber 5.4m Sport off of Ebay. Took it out yesterday for first time. All went well, just going to add extra jockey seats to it (Jockey console only 1 seater) Have managed to source an additional Jockey seat but trying to find a (custom?) fuel tank to fit inside.
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Old 09 October 2009, 07:43   #2
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No it looks good mate. Ok the tubes are a little faded but things can be done.
Hope you enjoy it
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Old 09 October 2009, 07:43   #3
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Have attached copy of e-bay pics of new Rib so you can all rip it apart, with the usual ribnethumour!! LOL
we would never rip it apart.... we may wait for it to delaminate mind you

looks like it should be fun. how quick was it then?
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Old 09 October 2009, 08:21   #4
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It was very quick, not speedo but reckon about 30/35 amaha 70 running at about 5000 revs, 2 men up (one fat B***ard (me!) and a skinny rake LOL). Very flat sea, hardly any swell.. Jumped a few waves with a thud though! Burnt about 40 litres in 2 hours or so, including some rest time.

Tried a little of a rib cleaner on tubes it comes up a real treat - bright orange so a job for when tides bad and weather good!!. Will post pics as it goes along...
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Old 09 October 2009, 08:29   #5
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Hi Bingomike

I looked at that one and also rang the marina where it was having heavy duty cabling installed - seemed a really good buy - congratulations - very excitng

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Old 09 October 2009, 08:38   #6
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Thanks, I got it for £2100 in the end so am very pleased, didnt know what it was going to be like till I got there, but had a chance to try in the river before handing money over!! Made better because I was talking to the boatyard owner and not the rib owner so he had nothing to loose (in fact if i didnt want the rib he was going to have it as he had a buyer for the engine at £1500) so he didnt hide anything and was very very helpfull.

The Ebay description could have been a lot better as it in now way did justice to the Rib! - meaning i probably got it cheaper than it could have gone!
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Thanks, I got it for £2100 in the end so am very pleased, didnt know what it was going to be like till I got there, but had a chance to try in the river before handing money over!! Made better because I was talking to the boatyard owner and not the rib owner so he had nothing to loose (in fact if i didnt want the rib he was going to have it as he had a buyer for the engine at £1500) so he didnt hide anything and was very very helpfull.

The Ebay description could have been a lot better as it in now way did justice to the Rib! - meaning i probably got it cheaper than it could have gone!

Seems a good price!
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