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Old 22 February 2009, 11:30   #11
Country: UK - Wales
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Boat name: doggypaddle
Make: Avon 5.4 Searider
Length: 5m +
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Originally Posted by Nasher View Post
You'll almost certainly be better off with the 90.

Ollyit on here runs a 5.4 with a 60, and although it goes OK I know he'd like more power.

Davybouy runs a 90 Tohatsu that gives him over 40Knts top end, and great fuel consumption.

I can't remember what Nos and Matt run on theirs but I'm sure they are 70s or 90s.

I have an 80, NOS 85, MATT 90, but all nice light yamaha 2 strokes.
Yam or tohatsu 2 stroke is the best for an SR IMHO.
the 60 would be OK but not a big foot, a bit un-inspiring in the performance dept.

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Old 22 February 2009, 13:19   #12
Country: USA
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I run a 90 yammi two stroke on mine and would not want less lol. I get 43-45 mph out of it with a 17" prop. Could run a 19" and pick up a few mph but realy like how it comes out of the hole with the 17". I would not want the weight of the merc 4stroke.

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Old 22 February 2009, 13:37   #13
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Engine: Yam 115 V4
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There's a Yam 115hp on mine. But it isn't anywhere near as heavy as a 90 4 stroke.
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Old 22 February 2009, 13:37   #14
Country: UK - England
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thanks for the fast replys i think i will look for something bigger just so im not to gutted when i open her up cheers tim
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Old 22 February 2009, 13:43   #15
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Hi if it helps, I use a Avon 5.4 with a Mariner 60hp f/s standard gear box, flooding hull.
Any more than 3 people onboard and it does struggle to plane.
Would be a much nicer boat with say a 75hp 2 stroke
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Old 22 February 2009, 14:06   #16
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Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
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We're using 85 and 90 2 stroke Yams.

Assuming you mean the 90EFI ,it's actually 6kg over the max transom weight of 175kg

Contact Avon and ask them if it's OK-but I wouldn't fit one anyway as the handling would be....err...interesting.

You'll be disappointed by a 60hp with more than one person aboard and a 4 stroke will be somewhat lacking in go.
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