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Old 25 April 2014, 18:06   #11
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How does the Humber differ from a Northcraft or Tornado? All three are built in Hull but how does the quality and design differ?


What about a Ribeye?
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Old 25 April 2014, 18:10   #12
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First RIB wanted- Humber/Ribcraft

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Agreed, though "budget" rib is the wrong impression to give, especially for one that's crossed the Atlantic, been used in an arctic challenge and been used by many an inshore rescue/commercial service.

"Budget" in my mind is an eastern built rib with lack of integrity, humber that is not. I agree it's not a scorpion, goldfish or Parker, which are v expensive, yet excellent slow made ribs, as opposed to mass produced ribs, but once again this forum gives a narrow minded view on the rib world. Getting fed up.

May just walk away soon. Too much specifics and picking. Spent 6 months raising money for Mac and still people.criticised.

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Old 25 April 2014, 18:12   #13
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I have owned/used second hand Deltas, Ribcrafts, Geminis, Avons, Ribtecs and Humbers. In my opinion the Humber had the worst build quality.

The Delta and Avon were by far the best, closely followed by the Ribcraft and the Ribtec (UK built version!). The Humber didn't have bad build quality but it wasn't as good as the others.

I wouldn't avoid a Humber if looking for a RIB to buy or say it had bad build quality.

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Fair comment.


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Old 26 April 2014, 03:49   #16
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I would say RC are slightly better finished, but you not only pay more at the RRP but you pay more 2nd hand. The ever so slight better finish is neglible,
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Agreed, though "budget" rib is the wrong impression to give, especially for one that's crossed the Atlantic, been used in an arctic challenge and been used by many an inshore rescue/commercial service.

"Budget" in my mind is an eastern built rib with lack of integrity, humber that is not. I agree it's not a scorpion, goldfish or Parker, which are v expensive, yet excellent slow made ribs, as opposed to mass produced ribs, but once again this forum gives a narrow minded view on the rib world. Getting fed up.

May just walk away soon. Too much specifics and picking. Spent 6 months raising money for Mac and still people.criticised.

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take a chill pill HP, it's only people's opinions and who gives a rats arse anyway, try owning a Revenger pal, everyone thinks is just a flat water poser but forget it's me that can't take the pounding not the rib, I just grin n bear it

n as for getting any criticism over raising money for MacMillan, I doubt it would be coming from MacMillan n it's them what matters in this instance, yes maybe more could have been done but I didn't see many rushing forward to do so, me n Jeff (Hutcheon) have both had previous experience of raising sponsorship in motorsport, it takes time n effort and I for one used up many of my holidays from work traveling the length n breadth of the country getting companies to sign on the dotted line, not playing those games again! I for one think you did the right thing agreeing with Whisper to tag any monies raised onto RIBnet MacMillan fund, best way to go IMHO, maybe next time a simpler approach would gain similar fund raising without the grief, just say a 25 donation from each rib on the cruise, would do the trick and in comparison to fuel used is a drop in the salty stuff! and as I've been very close to needing MacMillan myself recently, I for one think you, Tim n Linda and Chris Ty Calch deserve a few for the effort you put into raising funds for such a good cause!
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How does the Humber differ from a Northcraft or Tornado? All three are built in Hull but how does the quality and design differ?


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I had a Humber destroyer and although it was old it was a great boat and built to last but can't really comment on the Northcraft and the Tornado's.

I currently have a Ribeye 650S and love it as it has an excellent finish, good leisure layout with rear bench seats and loads of storage space on it. Avoid some of the earlier years as there were some problems and also check the tubes are Hypalon and not PVC as the material was optional and some earlier models.
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Agreed, though "budget" rib is the wrong impression to give
I used the word "budget" as meaning "cheaper", not as some marketing jargon meaning "tat". To avoid any further misunderstanding, I use the word "cheaper" in the context of costing less money than other offerings in that particular marketplace.

I certainly wasn't picking on you (this time). I thought the way that you supervised your team of MacOrganisers was masterful...

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No worries. Was on a train home last night after a few scoops. All good now... Well, not my head.


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