Originally Posted by matt h
same happened to mine, had a mariner 90 on a 5.3 ocean pro, and i could never trust it in a steep turn!!
Merc 90 on 5.3 Destroyer. Absolutely solid heeled right over and provided you trim in a bit, no cavitation. Chine walk? At 40 knots,(WOT) trimmed right out with wavelets on the beam, yes - sometimes. Otherwise, no.
The engine is the pretty much the top weight for the boat, I believe, but with the anchor and a small inflatable dinghy stowed forrard, she's 'chust sublime'.
I spent part of yesterday floating in and around the Gulf of Corryvreckan with two other RIBnetters. The 5.3 Assault with 60 Yam (I think) is very different from my Destroyer above the water, but when we left the Bay of Pigs (North end Jura) the ebb was at its height and it was 'choppy'
, but the little yellow assault looked a picture as she just zoomed away. Must have hit as many concrete blocks as I did, but it didn't show. At displacement speed they were trimmed well down by the bow though, so I guess they got it right.
Humber's been in business a long time, so they must be getting it right, even though some models seem to be better than others at some things.