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Old 06 April 2007, 19:19   #1
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5.4 Avon Searider and Mercury 100 HP???

Hi to everyone! My name is Myko and I live in Barrie, Ontario. Last 6 month I'm working on my project 5,4 Avon Searider (have replaced transome, floor, serviced tubes, new central console...) Working just during the weekends. I think need 3 weeks (very cold to work in garage) to finish all glass, gelcoat and painting jobs. Will post the pics lately. On my 5,4 Avon I gonna istaled Mercury 100 HP, two stroke outboard motor. 5,4 Avon Searider rated up to 90 HP... What You think??? Any idea??? Thanks.
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Old 06 April 2007, 19:24   #2
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What model mercury? If it's a tower of power then forget it-too heavy.

That's a lot of work you've done though-nice one, got any pics?
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Old 06 April 2007, 19:31   #3
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Hi! I gonna instaled 1992 Mercury 100 HP, 4 cylinders in line (NOT SIX cylinders...) Motor weight is approx. 300lbs. Do not have any pics yet but will make them after all jobs be done. Thanks.
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Sounds good! 100hp is over the max that Avon specify for them though so make sure your insurance will cover it...
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What? but that wouldn't be right.....

put some ninety stickers on it, 10 horse isn't gonna kill you and they'll never know... tell em you detuned it for fuel economy...
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I know from net, guys instaled Yamaha 115 HP, v4 on 5,4 Avon and boat just FLY...
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Sounds good for me with ninty stikers... Thanks for great idea.....
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Don't mention it, always willing to help a fellow boater go a little faster...
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Don't mention it, always willing to help a fellow boater go a little faster...
Hell, put 9.9 stickers... then you won't need to license the boat!
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put some ninety stickers on it, 10 horse isn't gonna kill you and they'll never know...
Apart from the 90 hp merc having 3 cylinders and the 100 hp having 4 cylinders. Also a 92 Merc 100 could have the 2+2 idea. Below 1800 revs the engine only runs on 2 cylinders for economy and the extra 2 pick up when the revs exceed 1800. Barking idea, how does that save fuel on a 2 stroke as its only the ignition that is cut. Anyway the upshot was they didn't idle smoothly and didn't pull very well if you went skiing. Wouldn't be my first choice of engine. A lighter 90 hp Merc or Yam would be a better choice.

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