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Old 17 February 2013, 17:37   #1
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Been a long time since I've been on here as I sold my Tornado Super 7 four years ago. However having just moved to Lymington and having a bit more time would like to get back into my RIBS. Having been out of circulation have lost touch with what's good and bad. Currently considering a Humber Ocean Pro 6.3 with 130hp four stroke.

What's the consensus on Humbers ?

So suggestions on whats rugged and looks good, open to suggestions on make and size, budget about 20k.
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Old 17 February 2013, 18:27   #2
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Hi Landlord,
There are a lot of very good Ribs available in your budget range and you can't go far wrong with Humber, and several other home built brands. I would look at 2 or 3 year old to cushion the depreciation loss factor. Go for a little used boat with low hours engine and it is worth shopping around especially in your area there are no shortage of dealers eager for cash deals this time of year and in the current economic climate it is definitely a buyers market. Don't rush in and good luck!
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Old 18 February 2013, 03:37   #3
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Hi All

Been a long time since I've been on here as I sold my Tornado Super 7 four years ago. However having just moved to Lymington and having a bit more time would like to get back into my RIBS. Having been out of circulation have lost touch with what's good and bad. Currently considering a Humber Ocean Pro 6.3 with 130hp four stroke.

What's the consensus on Humbers ?

So suggestions on whats rugged and looks good, open to suggestions on make and size, budget about 20k.
Parker 630/650
inboard Diesel gives economy and range

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Old 19 February 2013, 18:18   #4
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Thanks for the replies, had a number of PM's with some excellent advice. Will be researching a couple of RIBS in greater depth and maybe looking at one next week

Budget and size has already changed !
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Old 21 February 2013, 04:17   #5
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Need to ask a cheeky favour !

It would be helpful if someone could lend me a trailer for a couple of hours. Condition is irrelevant as long as its road legal. Would need to be suitable for a 7m ish rib and be close ish to Lymington. I need to find out whether I can drive onto my drive and turn a trailer round ready to leave again. I have the space to get on and close my gates but not sure of the manoeuvring space. Obviously an empty trailer would mean I could manually move it if required.

Trailer would not be used to move a boat and I have plenty of experience of towing a trailer.

Donation to the Round The Island MacMillan Challenge would be made if someone has such a trailer hanging around !
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Old 21 February 2013, 04:26   #6
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Need to ask a cheeky favour !

It would be helpful if someone could lend me a trailer for a couple of hours. Condition is irrelevant as long as its road legal. Would need to be suitable for a 7m ish rib and be close ish to Lymington. I need to find out whether I can drive onto my drive and turn a trailer round ready to leave again. I have the space to get on and close my gates but not sure of the manoeuvring space. Obviously an empty trailer would mean I could manually move it if required.

Trailer would not be used to move a boat and I have plenty of experience of towing a trailer.

Donation to the Round The Island MacMillan Challenge would be made if someone has such a trailer hanging around !
Sorry can't help with the trailer, but don't forget to allow for the boat overhang at the transom end. Strap a couple of timbers to the trailer to allow for tubes/engine(s)
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Old 21 February 2013, 07:52   #7
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Try Simon at Rib-it at Lymington or even BHG as if you get the rib it is your local dealer so he would benefit
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Old 21 February 2013, 11:22   #8
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Hi I had a Tornado 5.5m built in 1991. we bought a Humber Ocean Pro 6.3m last year with an Optimax 175hp.
this boat is going perfectly, really strongly built. dont see any issues. a bit heavy maybe that could be an advantage.
if i could i will put max HP ...200
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Old 22 February 2013, 03:06   #9
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Need to ask a cheeky favour !

It would be helpful if someone could lend me a trailer for a couple of hours. Condition is irrelevant as long as its road legal. Would need to be suitable for a 7m ish rib and be close ish to Lymington. I need to find out whether I can drive onto my drive and turn a trailer round ready to leave again. I have the space to get on and close my gates but not sure of the manoeuvring space. Obviously an empty trailer would mean I could manually move it if required.

Trailer would not be used to move a boat and I have plenty of experience of towing a trailer.

Donation to the Round The Island MacMillan Challenge would be made if someone has such a trailer hanging around !
I have a 5.7 mtr rib on trailer that you are more than welcome to borrow, you know where it is, just come and pick it up, but then leave it on your drive for me
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Old 22 February 2013, 06:43   #10
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we have the OP 6.3 too with a 175 opti too like Gilles. The hull is great in the rough and very dry due to the extra spray rails over the destroyer. Many OPs have the oversize tubes too, meaning even more seakeeping ability, but less deck space! The deep v hull means you need some grunt though, a 130 would cruise OK but it won't be a flier.

With Humber you get what you see. A good hull, average tube material, simple layout usually (other than with the newer leisure ranges) and arguably good value. There are others where the ancilliaries are perhaps slightly tidier but costs will rise. Ribcraft are popular darn sarf, with good residuals and easy sale. Ospreys are very bespoke in their fit outs and the hulls highly rated, but are both more . Ribeye and Valiant are not necessarily cheaper, but they typically have a layout more for the leisure user often with sun decks, tables, more seats etc

The Delta and older Avons have some of the best tubes but starts to rise even more. Or just sell the house and buy a Goldfish

Its horses for courses. Try a few. But a Humber OP isnt the worst place to start from! Not too dissimilar to your Tornado really in terms of target market.
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