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Old 14 February 2011, 16:15   #21
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When this happened last year the blame was put on the aerial pole and to their credit they did repair it FOC.
To ensure it couldn't happen again the pole was shortened by 14" and a brace to the deck welded in at the height of the transom top. There is now NO flexing unless the deck is moving as well and there is a problem there.
It is also considerably more rigid now than the A Frames they sell themselves and has little weight on the top anyway.
The giveaway here that it isn't anything to do with the pole is the fact that the crack has started under the engine again and is working its way out, its a weird fault that starts away from a cause and works towards it on the other side of a knee!
I'll wait to see what they say on monday but it is not encouraging on a RIB only coming up for 110 hours use, the engine is only coming up for its first full service!
Because this repair has already been completed once before it's safe to say that a similar repair would be pointless? You'd be constantly checking for a re-occurance? I followed your build thread when you first got the boat, as you meticulously set-about rigging it. Damn fine job too.

Obviously wait to see what Humber say. Worst-case scenario, are we talking about a transom rebuild here? Humber should include your transportation fuel costs, overnight accommodation to drop off, etc. The light-pole is a red herring. I just can't see how this would stress the transom, especially as you have a Soozie 90hp hanging off the back of it already.

Keep us posted, and hopefully this gets resolved amicably.
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Old 15 February 2011, 09:57   #22
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Hi Bruce
sorry to read of your problems,remember going out with you conwy 2009should have been I O M .
Looked a nice build and you set the boat up well.
If you dont get any joy,with total transom rebuild,How about a stainless steel sandwich to give strength and looks,Just an idea
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Old 15 February 2011, 10:57   #23
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How about a stainless steel sandwich to give strength and looks,Just an idea
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Can't think of a reason for that! Besides GRP wouldn't stick to stainless!
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Old 15 February 2011, 11:41   #24
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Looked a nice build and you set the boat up well.
Humber seem to think so, it advertises the 5.8m hull size on their website!
I am awaiting a reply, so far just aknowledgment of my email. I'll give it few days and see what happens before getting all Mr Angry.
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Old 15 February 2011, 13:32   #25
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Hi again
Stainless steel plates either side would make a good looking strong repair that would stop the problem from getting worse. 2m/m should do it
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Old 15 February 2011, 14:03   #26
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It really shouldn't be necessary on a couple of year old hull that hasn't been abused!
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Old 15 February 2011, 16:36   #27
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It really shouldn't be necessary on a couple of year old hull that hasn't been abused!
No .. it shouldn't ..

Im trusting Humber will do the right thing for ya fella .... Its all the hassle in the mean time though .. I guess some of these things are sent to try us .. configuring boats has never been a straightforward business (was that an understatement ? )
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Still waiting to get a solid response from Humber. Still hopeful at the moment they will resolve it but I suppose the next few days will tell whether it will be solved reasonably or will start involving other "professional folk"........
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Old 06 March 2011, 11:06   #29
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Hi Bruce, any resolution to your plight yet.
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So from your IoM post it sounds like you've got the boat back... ...did Humber sort it for you?
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