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Old 05 October 2009, 03:36   #1
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Oh bugger - what have I gone and done - latest in buying a Humber RIB thread!!!!

Argghh - after all your help on here have just pressed Buy it Now on this:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...EOIBSA:GB:1123

Not yet paid for it - still to view it and collect it - but someone please tell me it was a good idea - now really panicing - but guess we can always walk away if the description was not accurate - bang goes my eBay reputation

Need stiff drink .... for hubby who is doing his nut!!!

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Old 05 October 2009, 03:46   #2
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Nice one! Congrats!!!!
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Old 05 October 2009, 04:20   #3
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Oh bugger is right, thats exactly the sort of boat i was looking for for my scouts and you beat me to it lol

It certainly looks in good knick etc, just get them to confirm the engine servicing with receipts etc. Would also be an idea to get your own mechanic to look over the engines as well (speak from bitter experience here when I purchased a vehicle for 10k that was "serviced" took it to Ireland and got mechanic to look it over, result death trap and NOT serviced!, I won court case for costs (15k) but the seller closed company mid way and vanished)
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Old 05 October 2009, 05:12   #4
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Hi.

Nice buy with all that spec.

Just one thought. Are you sure itís an Ocean Pro? Only from the photos it doesn't seem to have a fully 'turned up nose'. It may well be just the angle they were taken on of course! It almost looks more like a Destroyer or similar. I would take a tape measure with you!!!

The 6.3 Ocean Pro should be 2.34 Mtr Beam. The Destroyer is 2.28 Mtrs.

Still, with all that kit, so long as it all works itís still a good buy no matter what the model!

I've attached a photo of my 6.3 Ocean Pro for comparison. As I say, photos can be deceptive!

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Old 05 October 2009, 06:37   #5
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Ocean pro? Unlikely

I agree, nose is not up enough and not wide enough by looks.

Importantly the op has a double rubber tube over the bow which forms a channell for a rope. The destroyer and others have a single rub tube as can be seen in the photo.

It looks fairly old so may be an older model or something, ask Humber.

Still looks a good bit of kit though, if working properly. Ask him for £750 off and settle at £500 for wrong description, op has a more complex hull, hence more expensive. Though some prefer the destroyer. He won't want to advertise again.

Good luck
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Old 05 October 2009, 06:51   #6
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I'm fairly certain it's not a Destroyer. There seems to be a chine on the hull right to the bow. Also the deck and internal hull doesn't look like mine. Transom is different too, with no knees.

AFAIR some of the Ocean Pro's were no wider than the Destroyer - might be mistaken though.
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Old 05 October 2009, 06:54   #7
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looks like a destroyer or similar. Ocean Pro has multiple spray rails extending to the bow.
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Old 05 October 2009, 07:06   #8
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Just had another look.

Dave - I think there are chines right for'd.

If I was just shown the interior shots, I'd have said it was an Avon hull - but it may be the colour that influences me.

Where's the makers mark?
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Old 05 October 2009, 07:44   #9
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Having spent a month scraping antifoul off it's little brother's Grandad (the 5m / 2m beam version) I'd say form the pic on the railer that bow looks O-Pro-esque to me. (Although I am comparing it to the 2m Beam version)

As those are the 2 cyl 55's be prepared for a "Marmite moment" - they'll make the sort of noise you either love or hate.....)

Nice one. I'm jealous.
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Not yet paid for it - still to view it and collect it - but someone please tell me it was a good idea...
Nice one.

A customer of ours bought a smaller Humber recently, that came with a very poor trailer, floppy A frame, no electronics, smaller engines etc etc.

They paid, I believe, around 8 (ex VAT) for it. So you have done well if it stands up to scrutiny.
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