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Old 31 August 2016, 12:47   #1
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Project Humber Destroyer.

So, there I am launching Red Mist on Sunday at our local sailing club slipway and parked on the slip is a spanking new Humber rib, the boat house manager says its the clubs new rescue boat, VERY nice, we chatted about the new one and I asked what happened to the old one, "nothing it's still in the boat shed" was his reply, "would you be interested in buying it?" Guess what? I did.

It's a 2005 Humber Destroyer with a 2011 Yamaha F80. The engine looks like its just come out the showroom but unfortunately the same cant be said for the boat. Structurally it's sound, the starboard tube cone end has caught the pontoon and punctured, a couple of the hatches need replaced and it needs several buckets of Power Spray and elbow grease. It's also been antifouled religiously at the beginning of every season so its on quite thick and peeling in places.

It'll be a nice winter project, a bit of scraping, scrubbing and tube work and it should be good to go.

Decisions, decisions. Do I keep Red Mist and punt this on or do I keep the Humber? It's a newer hull and newer engine but I'm reckoning its not going to be the most thrilling of rides with an 80 on it.

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Old 31 August 2016, 12:50   #2
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These patches have been defaced by the club as they said "Durex" on them. One each side.

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I remember when the boat first arrived it came with them attached and nobody knew why. Anyone? They are proper laser cut hypalon.
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Looks like a good Progect Alan
Knowing you I expect you got it for a good price!
As to the Name patches.an easy fix with some new ones over the top...it helps if you make the new ones a little larger to overlap the old...you can also sand the old ones down carefully which will also give better adhesion.
Why not keep both till you can try them...or you have the option of moving both on for a newer model.
PM me if I can help you with any bits
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Looks like a good Progect Alan
Knowing you I expect you got it for a good price!
As to the Name patches.an easy fix with some new ones over the top...it helps if you make the new ones a little larger to overlap the old...you can also sand the old ones down carefully which will also give better adhesion.
Why not keep both till you can try them...or you have the option of moving both on for a newer model.
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Cheers Mathew.

It was definitely cheap

The patches are proper ones, must be 2 or 3mm thick. il get some new name patches made up to cover them like you say.

The beauty of this one is that everything works and it hasn't been bastardised to keep it going.
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Are you sure it's a Humber Alan it's not strapped over the tubes 😃
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Well I expect to see it ratcheted down and tubes bulging
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.... as they said "Durex" on them. ....I remember when the boat first arrived it came with them attached and nobody knew why. Anyone? They are proper laser cut hypalon.
'Cos it's a safe ride, you tube!
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