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Old 09 April 2008, 11:24   #41
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Country: Ireland
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Make: HUMBER DESTROYER 5.8
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Engine: 140HP sUZUKI
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Yes, I noticed that and don't think it improves the looks and you're right about fitting an auxiliary. I wonder if it's anything to do with having to increase the freeboard aft so that the design may comply with the commercial codes? I have heard that freeboard at the transom is a major issue for the MCA. I know if I go astern in anything above a ripple, we start to take on water.
ye mine is quiet low, not much freeboard.
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Old 15 April 2008, 18:35   #42
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Compared to your Camel it must seem like a rocket ship!

Opti's give a lot of bang per kilo (i love em!) I think you'll find most boats of that size with max power enigine have stuniing performance. Have you thought about sticking a 200 opti or etec on your Camel

It's a blast isn't it

the CE plate on my camel boat says i can only put 130 horses on the back, a 200 etec!....... i can picture my transom and posh engine shooting off over the horizon leaving me sinking with the rest of the boat .........

will she take it? do i need to start saving my beer tokens?

jim
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