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Old 18 March 2010, 07:47   #11
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My dad used to have a 5.4 with a slightly fiddled Merc 90 2 stroke, nice and high on the transom and a laser 2 stainless prop. It would do 45 knots plus if you put up with a bit of chinewalking and sit at 30 all day burning very little fuel. I'd think that the 50hp Honda would have to be at wide open throttle to get 30, and that's no good for fuel consumption! Loaded up it would be painfully slow
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Old 18 March 2010, 09:09   #12
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our 4m SR had a 50 two stroke and it was great- be 'orrible on a 5.4 . esp a small Honda which in my opinion always seem way underpowered compared to what the badge on the hood says!
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....but are (or certainly were) the lightest 4- stroke 50Hp on the market...... Not too dissimilar in weight to a 2- stroke.
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....but are (or certainly were) the lightest 4- stroke 50Hp on the market...... Not too dissimilar in weight to a 2- stroke.
Still way too little power to make a 5.4 a thrill ride though. Weighs around the same as a Yam 90...
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Old 19 March 2010, 04:54   #15
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Still way too little power to make a 5.4 a thrill ride though. Weighs around the same as a Yam 90...
I never said it would be fast..........

I think the one thing we can all safely say is that there is a big difference between "it goes" and "wheeeeeeeeeeeeee".
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