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Old 26 August 2013, 05:14   #11
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There's probably a law against it, if not we could always start a campaign to get one introduced:P
Cant answer that one without breaking your rule 2 and 3
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Old 26 August 2013, 08:17   #12
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Sometimes you just gotta roll with it...... 3% isnlt a big number, but if it's bigger than your transom can take it might be the most expensive 3% you've ever overlooked.....


My hull is of a vintage where most 60-ish Hp engines of the time had 2 cyls, were premix and as a result were light. My transom will allow me 110Kg / 60Hp.

You would be surprised how many 2- stroke auto mixers (would have been new tech when my boat was built) are too heavy......

It's part of the reason I got the clamshell - 83Kg incl power trim, but a PITA to service, as every component holds 3 others in place so nothing is simple to change out!

Fish around- you may find there is a lighter 200 out there...... (and remember that a lot of 4- strokes quote dry weight)
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Old 26 August 2013, 08:37   #13
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The Humber website shows the transom weight for each size but I don't really get why the 6.5 is not in keeping with the rest of the range.

Best give them a call and have a chat with them about it.
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Old 26 August 2013, 14:13   #14
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Do you really think they are a 'B' to service etc, as I really love my little 60 merc and considering its age think its the dogs b..Ks.

Yes, its a tad compact but that enables me to fit my little Yam Malta Aux alongside it without a bracket and it goes well on my tornado 5mtr.

I would like to put a yam 90 2S on but thinks thats a few yrs in the future, if any remain for sale.


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Old 28 August 2013, 05:22   #15
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Do you really think they are a 'B' to service etc, as I really love my little 60 merc and considering its age think its the dogs b..Ks.
Plugs & fuel filters kind of thing they're fine, but if you need to take a carb out you have to dismantle the whole front end of the engine! - Most OBs the air box is simply that - Undo 4 screws, it falls off & carbs are in front of you. Clamshell? Air box holds up a ton of wiring, the choke solenoid, the cowl support.....

Thankfully don't need to do that very often.


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Yes, its a tad compact but that enables me to fit my little Yam Malta Aux alongside it without a bracket and it goes well on my tornado 5mtr.
Which is why I like them!
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Old 28 August 2013, 10:56   #16
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My last boat, a RC 585 was rated to 150hp. I put a 175hp Ficht RAM on the back which was the same block as the 150/135, so the same weight. I told the insurance company this, they asked me what the max speed the combo was capable of; they went away & spoke to the underwriters & agreed to insure the boat, no problem.
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My last boat, a RC 585 was rated to 150hp. I put a 175hp Ficht RAM on the back which was the same block as the 150/135, so the same weight. I told the insurance company this, they asked me what the max speed the combo was capable of; they went away & spoke to the underwriters & agreed to insure the boat, no problem.
Same Story with my Ribcraft 6.8 'Raptor'...225 Rated to 250 DF (Same Basic Engine).. See previous threads..and the Ribcraft 545 'Mr Jingles' for that matter.. 90 Merc four stroke to E-tec 130...
Most important thing...AS WELL as insurance OK!... is to get the right Boat!... i.e. strong enough Transum,Hull, ect to Power up!
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