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Old 05 February 2015, 13:27   #1
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Avon sr 5.4 ?engine

Any opinions 60 HP OK to drain hull and tow skier on SR5.4? Big foot Mercury any better?
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Old 05 February 2015, 13:45   #2
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no to skier... 60 will drain hull. prob give you top speed of 23 ish
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Old 05 February 2015, 15:13   #3
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You'll always want more with a 60hp
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Old 05 February 2015, 15:32   #4
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You'll always want more with a 60hp


I would have to agree, Nothing worse than being left wanting.
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Old 05 February 2015, 17:04   #5
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They will empty the flooding hull and plane with a 50hp, achieving about 18kts on flat water. I'd want a 70hp minimum if I was owning a SR5.4
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Ollyit's does about 27kts with 60hp, but he's a racing snake and was solo when I clocked him. I wouldn't try and tow a skier with under 80hp on one.
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I had a 75 hp on my 5.4 searider and it pulled two skiers/ringos with three adults on the boat at 20-25 mph.

37mph tops with two in the boat and no skiers. So I think you will be ok with a 60hp.
The chap who bought my boat put a 50hp on it and it goes ok, Nothing to write home about but if your looking to win any races you will need bigger.

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