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Old 06 May 2013, 21:15   #1
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On the look out for Humber 5.5 Destroyer..

Hi, Keeping an eye out for a Humber Destroyer 5.5m,with 90-115 Eng. Been a bit out of touch with all the newer engines these days,so any input as to which of the newer ones is less likely to give me hassle would be good,(if such an engine exists !!).

Many years back I used to have an old Flatacraft F4, with a Volvo 45 on the back, was a good enough old rib,but sold it when needed a bit of spare cash.
Now a little older,wiser,and a few spare 's,would like to get back into doing some more RIBing.

Im in no great hurry,"summer is a fair way off" !, so will keep an eye out on the selling board,plus having a google search now and then. Have been following the RIB-net boards for a while, but this is my first post.
With thanks and kind regards, from a wintery South Atlantic.
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Old 07 May 2013, 02:38   #2
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the 100hp 4 stroke yamaha is a brilliant engine. If looking for 2 stroke I would got for mariner or tohatsu
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Old 14 May 2013, 10:23   #3
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Boat For Sale

Hi
I was just about to list my Humber Destroyer 5.3m 2004 with a 2003 115 Evinrude 2 Stroke engine when I saw your post. Ive had the boat about 18 months but looking to sell due to health reasons. The boat is in good condition comes with VHF, gps and fish finder.
Engine just serviced ready for summer. I am hoping to post some pictures tonight but if you are interested send me your email and I will send direct. Looking in the region of 8500
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Old 14 May 2013, 10:56   #4
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Email cookie on here. He has an awesome 5.5 Humber Destroyer with 115hp optimax. The boat is incredibly low hours, just out of warranty, 5 yrs. It is immaculate, pretty much kept in cotton wool. If anyone is after a VERY WELL looked after boat in this size range, the high power 115hp 1.5L 3cyl Optimax is awesome. You won't go far wrong with this boat. If we didn't have a bigger boat, this is one of the best set ups around, alongside the 545 ribcraft for towing, launching alone, family, skiing, rough weather, the lot. A great balance.
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Old 14 May 2013, 11:09   #5
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I am curious on how you intend to get the boat to the Falklands? The rib will need large fuel tanks
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Old 15 May 2013, 14:06   #6
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I am curious on how you intend to get the boat to the Falklands? The rib will need large fuel tanks
It's been done before. There's an osprey on here that was shipped out there!!
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Old 20 May 2013, 20:59   #7
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Thanks for your comments guys, and the heads up on the boats for sale,
will have a look see. As for getting it down south, would be via ship, through a freight forwarding company, = quite a few 's. Thanks again ,
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