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Old 13 January 2006, 17:33   #11
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Cardiff
Make: Humber Destroyer 5.5
Length: 5m +
Engine: 90hp OB
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 483
Agree with the above - 2 stroke and try and aim for a bit more Hp.

My 55hp on a 5.2m (prob shallower vee than humber) is great with 2 but still only 34 kts WOT.

With 4 people it starts to get a bit sluggish and with more it can seem like an age to get out of the hole and on the plane.

I bought it secondhand with the 55 on it but would like to put an 80 on which is the max for my hull.

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Old 14 January 2006, 06:29   #12
Country: UK - England
Town: swansea
Boat name: ocean pro 6.3
Make: Humber
Length: 6m +
Engine: 140hp suzuki
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 170
fourstrokes are not necessarily heavy, the suzukis for example seem to do quite good on weight, but the hondas struggling to keep the weight down! i admit there is a big difference in prices, however one consideration may be to buy engine separately, for example see what offers you can get, i know a reasonably priced seller in the midlands, the company is T L Harvey, type that into google and youll find their website, contact them and ask for john harvey. they do some very good deals on engines and packages for that matter! as basically the bigger hp within the reccommended range the better, but its also hard to stay within a budget......always haha! say hello from me if you do call john, let me know how it goes! jonathan

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