Originally Posted by demondesmond
njensen. It sounds like we have the same train of thought. I had spoken to my insurers some time ago and they were pretty relaxed about the possible engine change. In reality my 5m Destroyer is rated at 90HP anyway so Humber recon the power isn't an issue it is only the weight limit. I won't get a chance to get out for a couple of weeks but next trip I will be loading up the transom with the additional 35kg to see how she handles. After that who knows........ a contribution to the lifeboats or better still an etec 90HP
Remember to place it as far back as possible. 35 kg on the inside on the transom might not reflect the 35 kg of an engine hanging behind the transom.
Here is a picture of my test setup: (lead tubes tied to a-frame).
When the boat was load normally (2 persons in center) everything was good.
When i asked my friend to stand in the stern holding the a-frame, i got a bit of chine-walk.
however with my new engine, build-in 62L fueltank, new steering console, the chine-walk "problem" seems gone.