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Old 27 March 2024, 21:48   #1
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Hello from the bonnie Highlands of Scotland

Hello!

After a childhood spent on the ocean, including many wildlife tours on ribs and bigger boats, I have finally realised my dream of owning a big orange RIB

The boat in question is unknown to me. I purchased it knowing only that it was an ex safety boat for the Pentland Firth Sailing Club. It is equipped with what I believe to be a fantastic 90 2stroke Mariner engine.

I have joined the forum after a season of lurking and reading. Since purchasing the boat last summer I have repaired a tiny slow leak in portside sponson, rebuilt the fuel pump, replaced all fuel lines, spark plugs and HT leads, stripped and cleaned carbs and cleaned all the earth points.

I am now at a stage where i would love to know if it is a known RIB manufacturer. No ID plates, I have narrowed engine down to circa 2000.

Can anyone help tell me what kind of boat it is? Nothing on the tubes or transom.

Looking forward to getting back out on the water next week.

Very best & thanks for all the great knowledge and content on the forum.

Sunny
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Old 28 March 2024, 08:11   #2
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Can't help you with the make, but I'll guess a Humber (Although I think the transom looks wrong for that make).
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Old 28 March 2024, 16:23   #3
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You certainly have a nice Engine on her. It should certainly shift with that. Welcome to the Forum
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Old 30 March 2024, 21:52   #4
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Hi Sunnyjim

Move your tow-post aft so the the last set of rollers support the transom.

Looking at the v hull it’s kinda shallow. £5 says it’s a Humber Attaque 5.3, retubed of course. Cracking engine, hang on to that. :smile:
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Old 30 March 2024, 21:53   #5
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Hi Sunnyjim

Move your tow-post aft so the the last set of rollers support the transom.

Looking at the v hull it’s kinda shallow. £5 says it’s a Humber Attaque 5.3, retubed of course. Cracking engine, hang on to that.
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Old 31 March 2024, 17:33   #6
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Hi Sunnyjim

Move your tow-post aft so the the last set of rollers support the transom.

Looking at the v hull it’s kinda shallow. £5 says it’s a Humber Attaque 5.3, retubed of course. Cracking engine, hang on to that.
i dont think its a humber attaque theres one at the yacht club and it has an elephant trunk bailer and the top of the transom is not flat has a drop in it. theres the old humber alpha but that had a very flat v at the back.i dont think it is a humber
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Old 31 March 2024, 18:46   #7
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It looks identical to an old Tornado that my mate had.
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Old 31 March 2024, 19:41   #8
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It looks identical to an old Tornado that my mate had.
Thanks for the reply. Tornado is as close as I have come in my search... I agree I haven't seen any Humbers that look more similar and it is deeper hulled than the Attaques I have seen.

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Sorry for duplicate message. Still learning how to use the forum!
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Old 31 March 2024, 19:45   #10
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Hi Sunnyjim

Move your tow-post aft so the the last set of rollers support the transom.

Looking at the v hull it’s kinda shallow. £5 says it’s a Humber Attaque 5.3, retubed of course. Cracking engine, hang on to that. :smile:
Thanks, useful feedback and much appreciated. I have just bought a new winch so will be sure to move aft when fitting.

Looks like the jury is still out on the brand!

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Old 31 March 2024, 20:47   #11
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i dont think its a humber attaque theres one at the yacht club and it has an elephant trunk bailer and the top of the transom is not flat has a drop in it. theres the old humber alpha but that had a very flat v at the back.i dont think it is a humber
I was just going on the hull v at this stage beerbelly which is quite shallow. Wouldn’t be out of the question for the transom to be replaced, given there’s no hull ID. I wish makers would bury something in resin, basically their VIN under the floor, kind of a belt a braces to avoid the Quincy autopsy!
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Photo update

I attach a few extra photos for reference. Trying my luck here as my actual post didn't get any replies!

About to launch the boat in freshwater for the first time. We are installing a large smolt guidance curtain to ease Atlantic Salmon passage around hydropower reservoirs. Will follow with photos...
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I attach a few extra photos for reference. Trying my luck here as my actual post didn't get any replies! .
Don't take it personally, I saw your post & had nothing useful to contribute so kept schtum. I'm sure others did the same.
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Old 12 April 2024, 21:32   #14
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I've just seen this post , (welcome to Ribnet!) .

If it;s a retoob then no cluses there, but assuming I don't have some screen 3x4 vs 16x5 thing going on, the proportions of the hull dont look Humber.

Mine dates to the mid 80s, and the hypalon "patches" to fix the bow to the hull (someone feel free to correct me with the correct description) and the apparent shape of the finbreglass look nothing like mine, which I know from my tube's current inablity to hold air are original Humber !

+1 on the engine tho' I'll be controversial and say removing those fins will make a world of difference... They are great if you are doing lots of low speed stuff (rescue boat), but for cruising will just drink your petrol.
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