I'm struggling to decide what engine/s to fit to my SR5.4 (that's if I finish it sometime soon). Searider 5.4 Project
1, A brilliant 80hp Selva ELPTO low hours (3 seasons use) and a selection of s/s props. I know some people don't rate Selva's but I've used them for years and know them better than most. (actually have 3 x 80's so plenty of bits).
2, Twin 40hp Mariners ELO (long shaft) low hours and mint condition. Pity their not PTT.
3, Sell Mariners and put another couple of grand or so in the pot to buy whatever you guys recommend.
So what's the consensus of opinion; single two stroke max hp, single four stroke max hp, twin 40's 2 stroke or twin four stroke hp?.
I like the safety aspect of twins, but still want to be a boy racer. Will the lack of PTT on the twin 40's be a problem? I could be carrying 2 or 3 divers plus kit or will want to do 60mile plus trips (20 odd miles from shore).
What's the ultimate set up?