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Forum: Engines & props 03 September 2016, 12:35
Replies: 12
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Posted By alystra
Max speed I've managed, with a lot of gear...

Max speed I've managed, with a lot of gear aboard, (camping stuff, boat tent, 80 litres fuel, heavy ground tackle) is 39 knots. I hardly ever go there.

I changed the prop to a Solas Rubex 13.2 x...
Forum: Engines & props 30 August 2016, 05:51
Replies: 12
Views: 2,807
Posted By alystra
[QUOTE=breezeblock;727934]how do you find the 90...

[QUOTE=breezeblock;727934]how do you find the 90 on your humber what length is it[/QUOTE

Destroyer 5.3 metres. The boat was originally supplied with a Mercury 90hp four stroke in 2000. I broke the...
Forum: Engines & props 29 August 2016, 10:18
Replies: 12
Views: 2,807
Posted By alystra
I have a year 2010 BF90. The manual, which covers...

I have a year 2010 BF90. The manual, which covers the BF75 too, says the 75 is a standard OHC engine, while the 90 is OHC VTEC. I was told that until you get beyond 4.500 rpm, there is little...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 27 August 2016, 10:09
Replies: 22
Views: 2,602
Posted By alystra
I guess they've been letting them leave the...

I guess they've been letting them leave the factory tied down like that for at least 16 years, because that's exactly how ours was presented to us, though we had a bespoke boat cover on too. We towed...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 01 June 2016, 11:21
Replies: 7
Views: 1,313
Posted By alystra
Moon Raker has been kept afloat all season for...

Moon Raker has been kept afloat all season for the past eight years or so. I have a Rule 1200 gpm pump switched by a float switch. There is a cover, which leaks, over the boat from the console aft,...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 05 October 2015, 05:26
Replies: 10
Views: 1,541
Posted By alystra
Excellent job. Poor chap. I think, as others have...

Excellent job. Poor chap. I think, as others have said, that in an emergency the CG are unlikely to quibble about your position and just get on with getting assistance to the area.

When I was in...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 04 September 2015, 10:45
Replies: 13
Views: 2,145
Posted By alystra
Certainly does in Scotland. Also there has to be...

Certainly does in Scotland. Also there has to be an environmental assessment from, I think, Marine Scotland, so that you don't dump potentially toxic stuff into the sea. For instance, you may have to...
Forum: Engines & props 30 June 2015, 03:51
Replies: 10
Views: 2,822
Posted By alystra
I have an old 3 hp Johnson 2 stroke standard...

I have an old 3 hp Johnson 2 stroke standard shaft aux for my 5.3m Humber. It has saved my bacon once, being used in earnest after a breakdown in the Sound of Jura.

2.5 - 3 knots. However, though...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 14 June 2015, 13:09
Replies: 5
Views: 1,055
Posted By alystra
Yes, it doesn't polish off, especially the Uno...

Yes, it doesn't polish off, especially the Uno which is/was very thick. I think Trilux has it beat.

First time I've applied the Trilux directly to the GRP. It will be interesting to see how much...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 11 June 2015, 06:37
Replies: 5
Views: 1,055
Posted By alystra
My Humber destroyer is afloat all season. For the...

My Humber destroyer is afloat all season. For the last ten years I've used International antifoulings. At first Uno on both hull and tubes. Now use Trilux 33 on the hull because the white is really...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 13 May 2015, 17:02
Replies: 5
Views: 1,592
Posted By alystra
Hi Springer, As Poly says, bareboat RIB...

Hi Springer,

As Poly says, bareboat RIB charter is very limited. I don't know of any that have smaller RIBs for bareboat charter in the area. Someone else has asked me about this last year...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 04 December 2014, 05:55
Replies: 10
Views: 1,596
Posted By alystra
Certainly not a Destroyer. Might not be Humber. I...

Certainly not a Destroyer. Might not be Humber. I don't suppose there's a builders plate left on it?
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 24 October 2014, 10:43
Replies: 17
Views: 1,936
Posted By alystra
Goggles over my glasses, a wipe with a hand or...

Goggles over my glasses, a wipe with a hand or glove clears them enough. Got mine from Axminster tool co. a while back. Sold as safety goggles, (Uvex Ultra comfort safety goggles) they seem to be...
Forum: Engines & props 23 September 2014, 16:47
Replies: 15
Views: 5,486
Posted By alystra
Well, from my own experience, which is limited to...

Well, from my own experience, which is limited to one boat, I would keep with the 19" pitch. To my mind it's all about efficiency, and I originally started this thread by comparing my original...
Forum: Engines & props 23 September 2014, 04:18
Replies: 15
Views: 5,486
Posted By alystra
Old thread this. Now, with almost 300 hours on my...

Old thread this. Now, with almost 300 hours on my engine I'm happy. The Honda 21" prop proved too high a pitch. I bought a SOLAS Rubex 3 19" prop. which seems to have more cupping than the 19" Honda...
Forum: Engines & props 02 September 2014, 08:17
Replies: 49
Views: 59,700
Posted By alystra
Hi Under the Thumb, Pleased to see the Honda...

Hi Under the Thumb,

Pleased to see the Honda BF90 service manual, and the remote control manual. Just what I wanted.

Sadly, all I get is a white square when I click in the links from your...
Forum: Engines & props 17 August 2014, 17:47
Replies: 36
Views: 4,364
Posted By alystra
I agree with the rest. Mount the ladder higher...

I agree with the rest. Mount the ladder higher up, so it is well clear of the water while under way. I, too, think that's the source of your problem.

Just an observation. I see your propeller is...
Forum: Engines & props 17 August 2014, 04:11
Replies: 36
Views: 4,364
Posted By alystra
Not defective, just a slightly different design...

Not defective, just a slightly different design and obviously not suited to my particular boat. The dealer replaced it at no charge. I think engine, boat and propeller have to be matched and you can...
Forum: Engines & props 16 August 2014, 09:24
Replies: 36
Views: 4,364
Posted By alystra
I have a Honda BF90D on my 5.3m Humber destroyer....

I have a Honda BF90D on my 5.3m Humber destroyer. The Honda propeller supplied with the engine was a 19" pitch. It ventilated easily when trimmed up, just like you describe.

I changed to a Honda...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 29 July 2014, 09:07
Replies: 82
Views: 9,251
Posted By alystra
I seem to remember that there was a move to...

I seem to remember that there was a move to legislate about wearing lifejackets thirty or so years ago. When the Bill was presented to parliament one MP asked what exactly the bill was trying to...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 21 June 2014, 17:22
Replies: 45
Views: 4,933
Posted By alystra
Agreed. Most nautical bends and hitches (knots)...

Agreed. Most nautical bends and hitches (knots) were designed to be easy to undo, i.e. not jam up hard. On the bow eye I have a bowline because it's too awkward to do an eye splice. When not under...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 21 June 2014, 16:57
Replies: 16
Views: 2,170
Posted By alystra
Well, I guess I'm a bit extreme, but I often...

Well, I guess I'm a bit extreme, but I often anchor overnight in wild places where the nearest human being is more than five miles and a ferry ride away. My boat tent has full standing headroom and...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 07 May 2014, 12:42
Replies: 84
Views: 12,673
Posted By alystra
Bit shocking I must say. However, I have never...

Bit shocking I must say. However, I have never seen a Humber tube end look like the one in the picture, and there's lots of Humbers around here. Nor have I ever seen the Humber 'H' logo placed where...
Forum: Upcoming RIB cruises 07 May 2014, 12:28
Replies: 25
Views: 5,121
Posted By alystra
Good to meet some of you guys today on the...

Good to meet some of you guys today on the pontoons in Ardfern. Hope you had a good stay and great passage to the next place. Weather improved a bit too. :)

Hoping the Saturday forecast improves,...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 10 January 2014, 09:16
Replies: 19
Views: 2,392
Posted By alystra
Yep! Wooden dipstick for me, the fuel guage was...

Yep! Wooden dipstick for me, the fuel guage was always useless. Rectangular plastic tank, 85 litres. Filled it, marked the level, then divided that into 5 litre units. Provided you always measure at...
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