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Old 25 March 2007, 16:20   #1
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To lose one could be considered unfortunate...

Can anybody explain why these two listings are so alike, I cant think of any reason why both would be missing a rubbing strake from the same side and approximately the same length if it hadnt been cut off by the seller, who happens to be the same for both ribs.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TORNADO-5-1m-R...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HUMBER-5-1m-Ri...QQcmdZViewItem

perhaps I'm just getting far too cynical, or maybe there's a perfectly reasonable explanation.
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Old 25 March 2007, 16:38   #2
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And can anybody explain why the humber has a 48hp motor??? could Suzuki not have tried a wee bit harder and cranked this up to a say a 50hp ?
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Old 25 March 2007, 16:47   #3
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To be fair, they do look like different boats (one has yellow humber sticker above where rubbing strake is cut off, the other does not, and rubbing strakes are different colours), with different trailers (one has no step on wheelarch, other does).

Strange coincidence though.
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Old 25 March 2007, 16:49   #4
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There's absolutely no doubt about the fact that they are different boats, you can see the Humber in the background of one of the Tornado pics, it's just odd they are both missing the same section of strake.
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Guess he isn't very good at reversing into that garage behind. The Tornado looks like there expedition range, really tough little boats and would be my choice over the humber.

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I am no expert but it looks like they've been used for diving, if people kitted up keep sliding over the slide would it force the rubbing strake off? My best guess!

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Maybe he cut a piece of strake off one in order to repair the other then lost the piece he cut off

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I am no expert but it looks like they've been used for diving, if people kitted up keep sliding over the slide would it force the rubbing strake off? My best guess!

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This sounds most probable I guess, where the rubbing strake sticks out from the tube, I'm guessing it would be harder to pull someone in?
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Most inflatable/RIB divers here reboard by getting out of gear, dropping weights into the boat, grab a lifeline about shoulder-width, drop down, then kick up. Three kicks will put you up over the tube. Remove fins, get in boat, and haul gear in.

The strakes make a small bit of difference, but not enough to justify removing it (though larger people may have a *lot* of trouble with the aforementioned method; maybe that's it?)

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(though larger people may have a *lot* of trouble with the aforementioned method; maybe that's it?)
I think ill remove my strake this year when I get the ringos out
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