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Old 18 September 2016, 09:29   #11
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Personally I think Deltas are overrated & overpriced. In the 80's they were the bees knees, but it was a small pool to choose from. There are better boats out there now & better value. Even by "utility" standards, the finish on Deltas could be rough & ready. The 5-5 was also a damp ride in a beam wind.
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Old 18 September 2016, 10:06   #12
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The Avon looks kinda similar to the Assault I am looking at, only more expensive. Does the Avon have a deeper V?
And the Stormforce would be too big for what I need. Although the idea of cheaper diesel does sound good
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Old 18 September 2016, 15:07   #13
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The Avons of that era were bloody expensive and well made, they made there own high quality fabric which seemed much heaver than many of the other manufacturers. The Avon is a deeper V hull than the assault and would be a better option if you want to cross to the IOM.
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Old 19 September 2016, 02:18   #14
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I am a 5m Humber assault with 101hrs use
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Old 17 January 2017, 12:54   #16
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I would go for the Delta, nearly bought one myself, I have a redbay 6.1 now that we love, our second boat, we bought a Humber Assault (first boat) from new, bare boat which I fitted a Tohatsu 70C, great little boat but hull is only really suitable for in shore cruising with no big waves. loved the boat, great starter boat.

If I knew then what I know now I would have saved some extra money and bought a Humber Destroyer/ Attaque, the hull is much better and easier on the passengers.

If you get the chance try and go for a deeper v than the Humber Assault.

And I agree keep the Delta or your deep v rib simple with a single sensible powered engine
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This craft can take heavy seas upto 6m and have been out in 4m seas and is fine but I not going to bother arguing with someone that is clearly trolling
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This craft can take heavy seas upto 6m and have been out in 4m seas and is fine but I not going to bother arguing with someone that is clearly trolling
4m seas with a boat thats 5m long I would love to see that
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I've since got sorted from posting this! I got the 5.8 Northcraft with a V4 Suzuki DT100, eventually dictated what I could afford. I love it, we have been out most weekends from we got it! There are a few Gremlins to get rid of but getting there with help from you guys on the forum! Cheers fellas!!

Been out on some good swells on the lough, different than the sea, they seem very close together! 2m tops but felt very safe and FUN... but wouldn't like to be out in much bigger without a more capable craft! Maybe this next year we will upgrade! Thanks again anybody that's helped, I'll post the water leak results once I test it
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I've since got sorted from posting this! I got the 5.8 Northcraft with a V4 Suzuki DT100, eventually dictated what I could afford. I love it, we have been out most weekends from we got it! There are a few Gremlins to get rid of but getting there with help from you guys on the forum! Cheers fellas!!

Been out on some good swells on the lough, different than the sea, they seem very close together! 2m tops but felt very safe and FUN... but wouldn't like to be out in much bigger without a more capable craft! Maybe this next year we will upgrade! Thanks again anybody that's helped, I'll post the water leak results once I test it
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