Haven't got new engine yet because Evinrude has put UK launch date for the new ETec range back to Jan/Feb 2004
Hope this doesn't allude to teething problems with them, although the official reason given is that the factory is currently flat out trying to meet demand in the US and Australian markets. Don't think a 5.4 Searider would fit in my back garden and I have to say the novelty of the 4m hasn't worn off yet! Even if I eventually do elect to get a bigger rib I'd probably keep the baby one anyway and just move house!
Great to hear you're available for the New Year - anywhere round the Kent coast is fine with me. If you're thinking of an overnighter, would Calais be an option, or am I being a bit too ambitious?