Thanks all - glad it does'nt appear to be a complete lemon ... just yet!!
Will let you know how we get on when we pick her up - still very worried I've done the right thing especially as it's not clear on what model Humber she might be *gulp*
Quick update - have just spoken to the current owner, he seems very nice so hope I'm not upsetting a RIBnet member with this thread!! - she was decommissioned and he then rebuilt her as apparently the MOD "package" up their boats - engines and rib are original, he then added the electronics (all of which work) and added the extra pod seats with stainless steel inbuilt fuel tanks underneath.
The owner is a Powerboat and Sailing Instructor and upgrading to a bigger RIB (still a decommission) with inboard diesal - so she has been used as a safety vessel
He has a certificate issued by Humber stating she is an Ocean Pro as apparently the MOD strip registration numbers and remove identity plates - apparently this gives her some authenticity
The only current issue not flagged in the description is that the brakes on the trailer are not connected to the tow hitch - so we will need to fix this
He serviced the engines himself, replacing a prop that he knocked.
The hull is antifouled - how do you check a sound hull when it's antifouled?? - mind you I suppose as she is afloat and he will be taking us down in her to the slip - we will soon see if she's not sea worthy!! - can you scrape antifoul off or is it best left on??
She's down in Sandwich - hopefully picking up on Sunday due to tides etc - if anyone else can think of anything else we need to check or do - it would be much appreciated
- I know it's not masses of money for a RIB but it's all my savings *sniff sniff* - so trying to be as careful as possible, between having major panic attacks.
To be fair I did say that if we found her in three pieces with a trailer not roadworthy we would'nt continue the sale and he seemed very happy that this was'nt the case!! - poor bloke