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Old 02 May 2015, 05:35   #1
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Rib Wanted 2- 4k Budget

Hi Gents
Newbie here the time has come to buy a rib , looking for a rib to have some fun and maybe some fishing in the Forth . Nothing to big as it will be me and few friends.

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Old 02 May 2015, 08:43   #2
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I know nothing about this boat..or who is selling it..or even if its worth the 2K asking price..but I noticed it on gumtree the other day and wondered about giving it a look myself ?..then though I cant justify another boat lol.

its not far from you either..its next village to me.

It might even be sold now..or if its a pup and you buy it..dont blame me..im just forwarding a link

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Old 02 May 2015, 12:51   #3
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That looks like a bargain to me! Humber are great boats, we had one in our dive club for over 20 years! Coupled with the trusty Mariner, you have a good start! You could have some money left over for servicing & maybe putting some decent fish-finder/plotter onboard. VHF radio also of course!
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Old 02 May 2015, 14:20   #4
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A 40 on a 5m is a bit under powered is it not?

1989 second hand engine. OK its apparently ex RNLI but that means extra hours on what's now 30 years old? Assuming it is a genuine ExRNLI.

Exact humber model not stated. Is it the assault that is very shallow V and so mince in a chop...?

Assuming that engine is leccy start as well as pull? To me pull start is a pita. Nice backup but depending on your use and plans for start/stopping lots could seriously p*** you off if it's a manual only. Stick two friends on that and to start you need to lean past them to pull the go cord. Not punch them with the cord etc...
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Old 02 May 2015, 14:41   #5
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40 works well enough on a Ribcraft 4.8. 50 seems plenty on a 5m Humber Destroyer.

Older threads suggest the Assault is indeed the shallower V hull (Humber Attaque any Good ?), which I presume wouldn't need as much power...

But: an old manual start as you say. And does that throttle have an interlock?

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Old 02 May 2015, 14:52   #6
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I've built this as a tender for myself but it's for sale.

4.5m humber, sweet 3-cyl Merc/Mariner 50 electric everything and oil injection.

It's quite a weapon as it happens !!Click image for larger version

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Old 02 May 2015, 15:44   #7
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A 40 on a 5m is a bit under powered is it not?

1989 second hand engine. OK its apparently ex RNLI but that means extra hours on what's now 30 years old? Assuming it is a genuine ExRNLI.

Exact humber model not stated. Is it the assault that is very shallow V and so mince in a chop...?

Assuming that engine is leccy start as well as pull? To me pull start is a pita. Nice backup but depending on your use and plans for start/stopping lots could seriously p*** you off if it's a manual only. Stick two friends on that and to start you need to lean past them to pull the go cord. Not punch them with the cord etc...
Can't see starter ring on the fly wheel. Day after arm ache.
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Old 03 May 2015, 03:32   #8
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Old 03 May 2015, 04:11   #9
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40 works well enough on a Ribcraft 4.8. 50 seems plenty on a 5m Humber Destroyer.
You're having a laugh right? Ribcraft 4.8 needs at least 60hp in my opinion.

The Humber (looks like an Assault) with the 40hp will be underpowered. Manual start too.

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Old 03 May 2015, 11:04   #10
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Underpowered is all relative. If the mission is fishing rather than fighting big waves at speed forty will get you there and back, just with much less of a grin!

Pull start isn't the end of the world it's one less thing to go wrong / look after, and if the "crew" are fit will be no big issue if the engine is in good shape. Doubtless though that package is unlikely to result in a long term relationship - but everyone is looking to fall in love first time round!
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