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Old 10 December 2011, 14:34   #1
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Humber Destroyer 6m + 150hp Yamaha 2st

I have been offered the above outfit, the boat is a 2010 model and the engine is 1 of the last registered 2 strokes, low hours as new condition.

My question is what will the outfit be like, I am not too bothered about fuel consumption, more like speed, what will the outfit be like handling wise, cruising ability, rough water ability etc etc.

The outfit has a 1 person centre console, with 2 jockey consoles (2people) either side at the rear of the centre console with a 100litre underfloor fuel tank.

All advice and opinions greatly appreciated.

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Old 10 December 2011, 18:40   #2
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I have been offered the above outfit, the boat is a 2010 model and the engine is 1 of the last registered 2 strokes, low hours as new condition.

My question is what will the outfit be like, I am not too bothered about fuel consumption, more like speed, what will the outfit be like handling wise, cruising ability, rough water ability etc etc.

The outfit has a 1 person centre console, with 2 jockey consoles (2people) either side at the rear of the centre console with a 100litre underfloor fuel tank.

All advice and opinions greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Rest assured; a superb and professional piece of kit. I took my 5.3 to Guernsey from Devon this year. Despite blowing the rear port tube (flotsam strike), it handled the sea effortlessly.
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Old 10 December 2011, 18:47   #3
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Your rib's cruising capability is dependent on how much fuel it burns and the volume of your fuel tanks. So with a 2 stroke engine, you are surely burning more fuel than a 4 stroke. Having said that, those Yamaha outboards (I know the 60hp and 90hp ones) are almost bulletproof, and easier to maintain than 4 stroke ECU controlled ones.

See where the fuel tanks is, Humber may have put it under the deck which is not that great if it needs repair and I have heard some Humber owners complaining about the fuel tank problem.

Destroyer is a good piece of kit overall, hope you enjoy!
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Old 11 December 2011, 02:43   #4
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I sold my 6m destroyer 2 years Ago. It had a 150 honda four stroke so a bit different. It did 39 knots flat out same lay out as the one your being offered. Bullet proof boat prob great with a lighter two stroke !!
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Old 11 December 2011, 04:14   #5
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I have a 12year old Destroyer with a 115hp 2stroke Johnson and its an excellent bit of kit. I only have the drivers seat as I use it for boat photography and I get 44knots. Brilliant in big seas I love it
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Old 11 December 2011, 07:19   #6
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I would say it will go like stink! However with a 100 litre tank it won't go like that for long
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Old 11 December 2011, 09:46   #7
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excellent sea boat. We carry portable 30 litre tank(s) as well as the built in one with a changeover valve but our built in tank is in the consol as we are not keen on underfloor tanks. Some Humber u/floors are bad fillers due to the flexible pipe being led thru an acute angle straight after the filler which is usually up by the anchor locker. Better ones will have a metal angled pipe in there but may still be a b***h to fill.
Speed?-like the proverbial off a shovel I would think!
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Old 14 December 2011, 05:21   #8
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Our 6m Destroyer has a 140 4 stroke and with 2-3 POB will do ~38-40kts in a calm sea. It's also dragging a lot of kit (liferaft and all the other gear required for coding) so I'd imagine a 2T 150 (lighter engine) without all the coding kit will be good for 40+kts without any bother.
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Old 04 January 2012, 08:00   #9
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My 6m Destroyer with an F100 Yamha 4stroke will do 35knots with three bodies and 100lts in calm water. I knew at least one 6m Destroyer that went very nicely with the Yamaha 90 2T (best OB ever IMHO) so that 150 2T should make it go well past 40Knots and get there very quickly.
I hope you really are OK with fuel consumption because it will be savage if you use high revs and don't underestimate the additional cost of the TCW3 oil whihc will average around 1:50 adding maybe another 20 to each tank you use.
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Old 04 January 2012, 10:15   #10
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I have a 6m destroyer with a mercury 125 2 stroke. It does 38 knots with a full tank of fuel (100 litres) plus all my gear and an additional 2 30 litre fuel cans.

My tank is in the console.

It gives a lot of confidence in rough seas. I've never felt uncomfortable with the way it handles.

150 2 stroke sounds good to me.
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