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Old 02 October 2003, 19:51   #1
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Merc or Honda for the new Humber

It will be the Humber 5.0. It seems that I'll receive my new boat before the end of this year!
I've been thinking Merc 60 hp 4 stroke EFI ob and most likely the boat will be rigged with that kind of engine. The dealer I've been talking to has also Honda out boards and they are offering me a Honda 50 hp ob as an alternative choise for Merc.

Honda is lighter and less expensive, Merc has more power and fuel injection.

What do you think, opinions?

Jari
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Old 02 October 2003, 20:28   #2
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In my opinion the choice in that power range would be Yamaha ist
then Merc then Honda.

It looks like it will be nice and cold when you first take your new Rib out
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Old 02 October 2003, 20:35   #3
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Next spring..

..will be the time to take her out first time. December is too late for the first time even the sea might still be without ice. I'll use the winter time for installing equipment and waxing and polishing!!

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Old 03 October 2003, 10:24   #4
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Dear Jati

Just a thought on the engine size.

When I was buying my 5 Metre Ribeye I tried it with a 60 HP Yamaha four stroke but found it a little lacking in power.

Eventually I opted for the 80 HP which gives me power in reserve.

I dont know how the Humber compares on weight and what the maximum power rating is but I thought I would just mention my experience.

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Old 03 October 2003, 16:36   #5
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Thanks Peter

For diving application the power recommendation for the 5.0 Assault is 60 hp. This should be enough for 6 divers?!
In my use there will usually be 1-3 adults and light gear onboard so 60 hp should give reasonable performance.

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Old 04 October 2003, 11:21   #6
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you could always get a 75hp Mariner optimax
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