I just got an Avon Searider 5.4 with a Mercury BigFoot 60 hp engine. Unfortuantly, I have not tested the boat. Does anyone know what top speed I could expect with a 60hp engine on a 5.4? My guess is around 25 mph. I understand the BigFoot engine is geared to turn a larger prop for beter push out of the hole but slower top end.
If I end up keeping this boat, I would like to go with a 90hp engine. Either a Yamaha F90 or E-tec 90. From what I have read on this site, 90hp on a 5.4 makes for a lot of smiles.