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Old 24 July 2003, 06:24   #11
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I would truely believe that the said people above are over sixty five, ........... and should buy a humber!

Oi!

Oooooo you can hurt....
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Old 24 July 2003, 06:29   #12
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Good photo though isn't it?
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Old 24 July 2003, 08:26   #13
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Hi Fiona P & MR D,

Fiona you certainly don't pull any punches.

I certainly do not smoke a pipe and I am not over 65 yet!!! & I own a Humber.

I just cannot afford 25k plus on these surberb craft. If I won the lottery however

Each to their own within there own budget limitations.
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Old 24 July 2003, 16:18   #14
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Sorry guys I am not convinced, I have seen the Evo up close in Malahide in Dublin( thats in Ireland) have sat in the bucket seat and also visited the stand at one of the London Boat shows, I declined an offer from Marcus Bradshaw in Malahide to venture out in one, I have no doubt the the Evo with a 225 opti is a 70 kt boat, it has fantastic styling , cool console bucket seats etc I have an article on front of me singing its praises, however I stand by what I think , the tubes are too narrow up front and instil no confidence in me about the seakeeping abilities of the boat, I have no doubt it is a fast and stylish boat, but with the unpredictibility of the weather around our coasts, I would not like to be caught out in bad weather in one.By the way Dirk thanks for your quoted input and please note for the purpose of future gramatical corrections (I passed a building SITE today ) and ( I have the boat in SIGHT) cheers Gavin
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Old 24 July 2003, 16:29   #15
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By the way Dirk thanks for your quoted input and please note for the purpose of future gramatical corrections (I passed a building SITE today ) and ( I have the boat in SIGHT) cheers Gavin
Republic of Ireland 10...........United Kingdom 3.
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Old 24 July 2003, 16:29   #16
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Two things .


I am closer to 65 than 35 and the Phantom Evo's cetainly give me a stiffy.

I also have ben a passengerb in Banana shark and it was wonderful. Very stable,very fastand I felt vey safe.


mm yummy
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Old 24 July 2003, 16:35   #17
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When I saw your Camel Trophy off Wicklow Head it gave me a Stiffy who needs Vigra with tube contours like that Gavin
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JW, if you can afford 35k for one of those things plus 3k for the south coast mooring you won't be drinking tea, it will be either bread and water or champs.

And Fi, if i make it to 65 smoking a pipe then a little humber will do very nicely to go out pottering around the Solent.

Could you knit me a cardigan perhaps ?

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Old 24 July 2003, 19:03   #19
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Hi folks,

Yes the Phantom that I drove six months ago here on a flat calm Lough Ree is a 60 to 65 Knot boat. It was owned by their agent at the time over here Marcus B ( If any one sees him tell him I said Hi!) Nice machine, foot throttle, bow tank with transom scoop , very low bucket seats etc.

Didn't drive it at sea but Phil Knowd who is a Powerboat Trainer and Chief Instructor at Lough Ree Power Boat school did .

I know Marcus planned on using it for a round Ireland record.

Having been round this Island a few times this was not the boat for the West Coast and definitely not at speed!

Thin tubes for the Med......or sheltered waters and chunky stuff, a high bow and a nice tall deep vee for West of Aran !

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Old 25 July 2003, 03:06   #20
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When I see one of these Cat C performance Ribs /Boats cruising the Irish sea off The Kish Bank in an easterly Wind over tide i may start to change my mind as to there ability to take a big sea.

Then maybe I will agree in the philosophy of the perfomance sports boating concept eg get there real quick before the whether changes.

I am sorry I just cant see them as safe offshore boats in the Irish Sea.

Its a complete no hopa IMHO.


Has anyone been out in a verysmall light boat in a big swell off the kish/Dublin,?

Why dont we see any when we are out offshore sailing ? I think we all now why ?. Yep they are fun, can be trailed ,go like stink,great for racing but Hay,they are not designd for cruising and arnt built for it .For cruising you want weight and space and loads of stability in the right places.

There is a big difference between a Delta and sports rib ,I knowwhch I prefer offshore.
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