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Old 13 March 2008, 06:02   #11
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Our previous boat (Hardy Pilot) was called Curach Gaelic for coracle although a Google search seems to pull up a rather tasty Irish pudding

Our current boat is called Riberty as the ski resort we traveled home from to collect the new boat was called Reberty ( Three valleys ) Again name chosen by the kids.
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Old 13 March 2008, 07:10   #12
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XS for me

I used to have a Humber and replaced it with an XS600 with 115 opti 3 years ago, for my next boat I would definetly go for another XS, build quality is excellent and It doesnt put a foot wrong in the rough stuff and stays dry when the humber used to get quite wet at times.

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Old 13 March 2008, 07:12   #13
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lets try this one again

To add to my last post saying XS ribs are good ,......... they are but I would still like to know who actually makes them , I know this was discussed a year or so ago but does anyone know the answer yet?

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Old 13 March 2008, 08:47   #14
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To add to my last post saying XS ribs are good ,......... they are but I would still like to know who actually makes them , I know this was discussed a year or so ago but does anyone know the answer yet?

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hi, i have no idea but would also likew to know especially if its sunseeker LOL
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Old 13 March 2008, 10:37   #15
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At thought they were made at Barnets ?
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Old 13 March 2008, 11:37   #16
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I agree, once you can get them from the factory Humbers seem to last for ever
Hollow laugh from down here at that remark...
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Old 13 March 2008, 12:16   #17
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(I'd like to fit this into my garage 5.4m just would make it, no chance with a 5.6m though), but if push came to shove I'd keep it in the driveway.
Just a quick heads up on this one - when I decided to upsize I discovered very quicky there's not a lot of 5m+ ribs will fit in a "standard" garage - the destroyer won't go through a single door! The O-Pro 2m beam will.....just!
This thread might help - Pablo & myself have done the beam research already!
http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=20895

But if parking in your drive is an option, then problem solved

As for durability, mine is rapidly approaching it's 30th birthday after an industrial life and 2 sailing clubs... I wonder if Stephen got a "Friday afternoon" boat?
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Old 13 March 2008, 14:47   #18
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Hollow laugh from down here at that remark...
Wondered if we'd hear from you Stephen. You've had your problems, we know, but you have to admit that your troubles stemmed from the same source that has plagued British ships, boats and seafarers for centuries. Namely, the French.

It is they that create the tube material that Humber use. It's a sad reflection on our country that these days a boatbuilder from Hull, a place with hundreds of years of ship and boat building history, has to rely on the French to keep his boats afloat - or not, in your case.

I could go on, being old enough to be allowed to be grumpy, but I'd best be careful what I say around here as they rather like our Gallic neighbours in these parts - BPC and all that.
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Old 13 March 2008, 15:00   #19
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but you have to admit that your troubles stemmed from the same source that has plagued British ships, boats and seafarers for centuries. Namely, the French.

It is they that create the tube material that Humber use.
mmm... not what I remember taking away from SL's numerous posts on his tubes. I am sure in his opinion it was poor design/construction of the tubes (and an unreinforced joint in a high wear/fatigue position) rather than the material itself. Or at least that was the message I got.

But if all French material is crap, then so in effect are virtually all ribs.
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The auld alliance was always more about a common enemy than being good friends with the French. :-)
I think I have to work from my own experience on Humbers and this has been good on longevity. In fact one of the reasons I specifically bought a 5.8 is that my old dive club has been using one for nearly 15 years and it is still going strong along with just about every other one I know of, some older.
The only one I know of to give up the ghost was over twenty years old and had been clouted off something hard and had a cracked hull. didn't stop it being used for another 5-6 years as a club boat though before finally being retired.
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