We bought an F70 and put it on Jaspers 5M and its a stunning engine. but I don't think the 5.4 deserves to be 20hp down on power that however is your call. The last three posters are welcome to come and try it out if they want
I also don't see the point in buying an engine that is so heavy you have to build a 35kg bow ballast in to make the boat behave like it would with a proper ( all right all right) a lighter weight engine on it. Nice bow locker and filler position by the way
out of interest how much faster is the 4 stroke powered boat
You won't beat a 90 BETOL Yammie on an Avon but they are harder to get hold of nowadays.
Re Honda 90's etc is anybody going to put an underpowered and overweight lump on a boat and claim they didn't have a result, but I'd be very surprised if they did. The Honda 90 power was measured at the crank so that was a 200 + kilo engine knocking out 80 horsepower
that emoticon is going to be the boat hitting the waves.
before I bought an Etec I'd be talking to independent service agents to see what they feel about them
Mr. Colcrete remarkable job on your Searider must be nice to have that kind of talent. I though my latest project Powerage was going to set a new standard but yours is very hard to beat.