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Old 02 June 2008, 09:15   #1
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Searider 5.4 Engine alignment advice

Chaps, I successfully removed my outboard off my 4m Avon yesterday thanks to the help of mr hallidays engine hoist! and am about to put it on the 5.4, I intend on using the standard 19" ali prop it came with initially, should I go about having it half inch to the starboard again or not bother what with it being a larger boat, there are 4 holes there already not sure what it had on originally, also shall I have it sat right on the top of the transom or slightly above? Its a 2stroke Yamaha 60 FET long shaft by the way, I have the outboard manual, I just wondered if theres a better way of doing things that works well on 5.4's to save me messing around, thanks in advance guys
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Old 02 June 2008, 10:28   #2
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it should be offset to starboard according avon. i cant remember exactly how much but i asked avon and seem to recall they said 3/4 to 1.5" depending on the size of the engine.
as 60 is at the lower end of the spectrum i guess 3/4 to an inch would be OK.
I am sure NOS can remember or matt H.
I would set it up for a 90 so ites right when you upgrade, i am sure its not ultra critical to the nearest 1/2 inch?
I think mines set at 1.25 inch with a 90.
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oh by the way, sit it on the transom and drill the holes in the uppermost part of the mount,
so you can move up if you need to,
i would be interested to know where other people have their engines on sr5.4s
Mines a yam 90 and is sat right down at the moment, i cant comment wether it would be better up one hole because i have yet to get the boat wet yet, it would certainly be faster in the calm, but i would rather sacrifice a few knots and be able to keep bite in tight turns and heavy chop.
most srs i have seen seem to be right down on the transom.
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it should be offset to starboard according avon. i cant remember exactly how much but i asked avon and seem to recall they said 3/4 to 1.5" depending on the size of the engine.
as 60 is at the lower end of the spectrum i guess 3/4 to an inch would be OK.
I am sure NOS can remember or matt H.
I would set it up for a 90 so ites right when you upgrade, i am sure its not ultra critical to the nearest 1/2 inch?
I think mines set at 1.25 inch with a 90.
I've never measured the offset on mine... I'd concur though, set it up for a 90.

You'll be wayyy overpropped with a 19" on it-mine's just right with a 19" on with the 85. Start off with the 15" from your old sr4.
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thanks very much
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I've never measured the offset on mine... I'd concur though, set it up for a 90.

You'll be wayyy overpropped with a 19" on it-mine's just right with a 19" on with the 85. Start off with the 15" from your old sr4.
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I will measure mine later and let you know how many inches....ooeerrr missus!!
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thanks mate, dont put yourself out, all the same I do appreciate the effort
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Hi
mine is 1.5" to starboard which is also what the MOD had it set to
do that wont be far out!
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