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Old 13 June 2016, 14:26   #11
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All correct advice.
Attention to detail isn't one of Humbers strong points but most issues are just cosmetic and can be sorted yourself if needed. Or just use as is.
The things that count - Hull, transom, deck, tubes, etc are usually strong and robust although I believe the occasional Friday afternoon boat slips through the net.
I'd go nearer to 140hp if you can as they are heavy boats with a very deep V. Suzuki DF are good but so are most of the other household name outboards these days.

Agreed re points especially the 140hp if going 4stroke on a 6m destroyer, a sooz would fit well. Mate has a 100 4s on and it's a bit sluggish, especially in a sea or loaded up.
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Old 13 June 2016, 14:28   #12
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All correct advice.
Attention to detail isn't one of Humbers strong points but most issues are just cosmetic and can be sorted yourself if needed. Or just use as is.
The things that count - Hull, transom, deck, tubes, etc are usually strong and robust although I believe the occasional Friday afternoon boat slips through the net.
I'd go nearer to 140hp if you can as they are heavy boats with a very deep V. Suzuki DF are good but so are most of the other household name outboards these days.

other household name outboards these days.[/QUOTE]


Agreed re points especially the 140hp if going 4stroke on a 6m destroyer, a sooz would fit well. Mate has a 100 4s on and it's a bit sluggish, especially in a sea or loaded up.
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Old 13 June 2016, 15:45   #13
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a sooz would fit well.
Why would a Suzuki fit any better? Are the critical dimensions not all standardised?
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Old 13 June 2016, 16:18   #14
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What's the hull rated at? If the boat is as heavy as implied, a DF140 might be a tad disappointing .


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.... a DF140 might be a tad disappointing...
I agree. I had a 200hp on my 6.5mtr and the performance was about right. However, the transom needed strengthening to take the pounding. I don't think the hull is any heavier than other comparable ribs and the boat in the picture, with only a small console, will be fairly light.

Humber made different claims to the power rating of the Destroyer hull during the production run and I'd be very surprised if it was based on anything other than guesswork.
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