530 with Mariner 75
I too have just taken on an old 530 pro, fitted with a Mariner 75 3 cyl, the one with the 2 part rear hinged cover (is that the "wrap around" or the "Clam shell"?). I've only been out in it once since owning it, and after a reasonably long lay-up time, so we didn't get too far as we found a few minor issues but, with 3 adults and a small child plus 50l of fuel we hit about 30mph. As I said, the trip was brief as the engine overheat came on (water paths blocked with silt, now hopefully resolved) and the steering needed replaced (also done), so I didn't play with trim. I also don't have a tacho (yet) so don't know if the engine is running at full revs or not. I can concur though, that it does like weight up front, hence my console and fuel are all up in the bow as much as possible. Can't wait for the next opportunity to get out and try again. Unfortunatly winter has set in so it could be a while.