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Old 06 September 2011, 14:44   #21
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I'm also looking for a RIB, although my budget is considerably less than yours. In terms of seating arrangements, I have gone through the same thought process. My children are slightly older, but, I am still concerned for their safety and would not consider anything less than 4 seats. I was thinking 4 jockey seats as I thought a bench at the back may make plaing harder. Obviously depends on the size of the engine. Just a thought!
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Old 06 September 2011, 15:03   #22
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Polwart, yes think Paul must mean the Sea Pro unless older models are different!

I suppose a lot of the time Kingly it's what layout you will find a boat to have. I wonder how comfortable a bench seat would be bouncing around, although I presume there is less "bang" at the back and your not going to go nuts with kids on board.
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Old 06 September 2011, 16:58   #23
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Polwart, yes think Paul must mean the Sea Pro unless older models are different!
No Paul knows his humbers. You are confusing the Sea Pro (a SIB) with the Ocean Pro. Look at the link I posted.

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I wonder how comfortable a bench seat would be bouncing around, although I presume there is less "bang" at the back and your not going to go nuts with kids on board.
Indeed the back is more comfortable. And IMHO a bench is better for really small kids who can sit their with another adult. Once they get older jockeys are good - but they need the leg strength and ability to hold on with their hands too to get the benefit.
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Seating sorted then and I don't know how I was mixing up the ocean and sea pro Thanks for the correction.

A very reasonably quote has come through from Humber for a new Destroyer, especially if i fit it out myself and source cheaper parts A few quid here and there all adds up. E.g. cheaper verticle rubbing strake for the bow, cheaper £100 VHF both roughly half the price. As long as nothing effects the warranty...
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I'll second the O-Pro comments about being dry. I have it's great grandad (same hull, just a thinner transom so can only hang a 60 on it), and I can stay seated & dry in conditions where on my old SR I was using "knee suspension", working the trottle like a madman to get it through the waves & getting drenched in the process. If you can afford the extra cash, give it serious consideration.


The O-Pro also comes in 2 beam options (3 I think at the longer lengths, although it may be 2.3 / 2.? rather than there being three beams avaialble). There's a 2 & a 2.3m, I forget the "fattest" one's girth.
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Really? That's a sweeping statement
More Raking than Sweeping, I would say

The Recently Appointed agent for Parker Ribs is understandably enthusiastic about his product/commission, but as I'm sure André could tell him, dissing the opposition can raise all sorts of interesting stories about ones own product that one might prefer to remain untold....

Obviously, that is NOT a dig at Parker Ribs on my part
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dissing the opposition can raise all sorts of interesting stories
Well, clearly the statement that I made with the intention of being a anything but scathing or critical is being taken as such. So I have no hesitation in apologising profusely and unreservedly for any offense caused to current, past or future owners of Humbers.

The remark was made in good faith, on the honest understanding that Humber have indeed not fared well in terms of owner feedback. I did not intend to harm their reputation, not did I intend to bolster anyone elses.
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Well the "I'm not a happy chappy" thread has doused my enthusiasm big time It's a lot of money to pay to get such problems. I am still waiting for an answer on the issue before I commit I need full confidence in quality and aftersales before I hand my hard earned over to anyone...also need clarifiaction on the warranty which states 1 or 5 years. One year?
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Had a more reassuring chat with Humber, 1 year hull warranty & 5 year tube warranty.
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Zagato,

Being a current Humber man I could be a little biased but for what I want it is ideal.

As has been said the fit out is by no means luxurious and is very utilitarian but that is what I wanted. It has been bombproof for me with no problems and great sea keeping.

In comparison to the Narwhal, Zodiac, Ribeye and Aquaflyte I have used before I would say it is the best for me.

I regularly take out my 5 year old (admittedly she has been going out since she could stand up so is very used to it) and she is very comfortable. If it isn't to lumpy she tends to stand up in the bow holding on to the lifeline and using her legs to brace. If she feels it is a bit too bumpy she soon elects for the jockey seat with Mum.

From a value perspective they seem to hold their value well, but occasionally you can fall on a good deal if you are willing to travel to collect so keep your eyes open.

I wouldn't discount an ex sailing club / safety boat as long as you go over it in detail and get the reassurance it has been looked after well and regularly serviced.

Hope that helps - feel free to PM me if you want any specifics.

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