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Old 31 August 2016, 12:47   #1
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Project Humber Destroyer.

So, there I am launching Red Mist on Sunday at our local sailing club slipway and parked on the slip is a spanking new Humber rib, the boat house manager says its the clubs new rescue boat, VERY nice, we chatted about the new one and I asked what happened to the old one, "nothing it's still in the boat shed" was his reply, "would you be interested in buying it?" Guess what? I did.

It's a 2005 Humber Destroyer with a 2011 Yamaha F80. The engine looks like its just come out the showroom but unfortunately the same cant be said for the boat. Structurally it's sound, the starboard tube cone end has caught the pontoon and punctured, a couple of the hatches need replaced and it needs several buckets of Power Spray and elbow grease. It's also been antifouled religiously at the beginning of every season so its on quite thick and peeling in places.

It'll be a nice winter project, a bit of scraping, scrubbing and tube work and it should be good to go.

Decisions, decisions. Do I keep Red Mist and punt this on or do I keep the Humber? It's a newer hull and newer engine but I'm reckoning its not going to be the most thrilling of rides with an 80 on it.

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Old 31 August 2016, 12:50   #2
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Project Humber Destroyer.

These patches have been defaced by the club as they said "Durex" on them. One each side.

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I remember when the boat first arrived it came with them attached and nobody knew why. Anyone? They are proper laser cut hypalon.
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Looks like a good Progect Alan
Knowing you I expect you got it for a good price!
As to the Name patches.an easy fix with some new ones over the top...it helps if you make the new ones a little larger to overlap the old...you can also sand the old ones down carefully which will also give better adhesion.
Why not keep both till you can try them...or you have the option of moving both on for a newer model.
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Looks like a good Progect Alan
Knowing you I expect you got it for a good price!
As to the Name patches.an easy fix with some new ones over the top...it helps if you make the new ones a little larger to overlap the old...you can also sand the old ones down carefully which will also give better adhesion.
Why not keep both till you can try them...or you have the option of moving both on for a newer model.
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Cheers Mathew.

It was definitely cheap

The patches are proper ones, must be 2 or 3mm thick. il get some new name patches made up to cover them like you say.

The beauty of this one is that everything works and it hasn't been bastardised to keep it going.
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Are you sure it's a Humber Alan it's not strapped over the tubes 😃
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Give it time Mick.
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Well I expect to see it ratcheted down and tubes bulging
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.... as they said "Durex" on them. ....I remember when the boat first arrived it came with them attached and nobody knew why. Anyone? They are proper laser cut hypalon.
'Cos it's a safe ride, you tube!
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Nice buy, BTW! I missed the bit where you said what size it is?

Would an engine transplant and resale be a poss.?

Or do you sell the Destroyer AND the Northcraft (both very purposeful boats) and go newer? Not sure I see how that works for you? Unless there's a wee 10yo 6.1m Redbay in your horoscope ;-)
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Nice buy, BTW! I missed the bit where you said what size it is?

Would an engine transplant and resale be a poss.?

Or do you sell the Destroyer AND the Northcraft (both very purposeful boats) and go newer? Not sure I see how that works for you? Unless there's a wee 10yo 6.1m Redbay in your horoscope ;-)

And I thought he wanted a house 😃
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Its a 5.8, atleast I think it is, I'm just going on what the Boat House Manager said, it may be a 6M.


I'm in a bit of a quandary.


The Northcraft goes like a stabbed rat BUT it really doesn't like the rough stuff, or should I say I don't like the rough stuff a bit when I'm in it, its a bit slappy.


The Humber on the other hand should handle the rough a bit better but might be a bit on the asthmatic side with an 80.


Can you see where I'm going with this


I bought it for a quick flip, maybe that's what I should stick to.


Unless anyone knew of a 10yr old Redbay 6.1
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....Unless anyone knew of a 10yr old Redbay 6.1
Well, there's what looks like a little Redbay parked on the ferry slip on Berneray with a for sale sign on it - inboard and a wee front cabin on it. Dunno anything else about it though.
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