Originally Posted by colcreate
OK, I know the general consensus will be for a Yamaha 90 two stroke (great power to weight ratio) or maybe an etec 90 (out of my price range..... Unless finance, open to offers) but what four stroke would be best for a 5.4?
I'm leaning towards a Mercury 80 Efl 2007 model .......
More concerned with comfort than speed nowadays.
Great choice would be mariner/mercury 75hp+ as long as you are aware that's at the limit (weight) and might require a small amount of ballast at the front. I had 35kg grp'd along with a bow locker up front to stop the Chine walk.
To be honest my 2001 carb mercury 4 stroke is faster than my other sr5.4 with a yammie 80hp, Tohatsu 90hp (2 smokes) and the twin 40's that came off it before.
Plus you will save half on fuel and gain on speed! Hope that helps