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Old 25 January 2015, 07:04   #11
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Realistically not much faster than 34 knots, but in far larger seas

Carrying 4 on a Searider will be very difficult unless you put a rear bench of some kind in. If you're thinking of ever carrying 4 on anything sub-5.5m, you need the max HP for the hull or it'll really struggle.
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Old 25 January 2015, 07:47   #12
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What's the SR4 like with a 50HP 2T on it? Apart from very cheap? 😉
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Old 25 January 2015, 08:35   #13
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Fast. Very fast.
Theres a small amount of footage of my old one with a 50hp here:-



2.00 and 2.25, Shows quite how quick they pick up too.
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Quick little boat! Small though, 2-3 tops right? How many knots have you had out of it?
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Fast. Very fast.
Theres a small amount of footage of my old one with a 50hp here:-
Sorry, off topic, but what a lovely blast from the past Matt
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Old 25 January 2015, 09:37   #16
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It is rather Ian.

MTHP- yes, 2 on the jockey console. I only ever carried 3 once at sea. It was very very cramped.

There's not a lot more room on a 5.4 , but you could adapt it a bit easier. The SR4.7 doesn't have much more room in than the 5.4.
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Some more footage of Andy C's old SR4 here, this time with 2 people aboard.

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..but what a lovely blast from the past Matt
Not only have most of the boats from that vid now been cut loose, some of the wives have also.
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We had a 5.4m searider with a 90hp Mariner 2-stroke. It did 39 knots but was very, very close the 'chine walk' wipe-out speed!

Awesome boat and the take off when to boat was light was very impressive. If we ever had to 'downsize' a 5.4m would be on the list.

Having read a lot about peoples fuel consumption figures and my own experiences, you'd be safe to bank on about 1 litre per nautical mile.
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If you're thinking of ever carrying 4 on anything sub-5.5m, you need the max HP for the hull or it'll really struggle.
Not sure I fully concur with this.

We have seating for 3 (4 at a push) on jockeys, with the potential with another couple on the tube in the right weather. The hull is rated for 150 hp and I've seen the same hull for sale on here with 130 2 stroke. We managed just fine 5 up with the 85 swinging a 15 pitch prop. We normally run a 17 for 2-3 crew.
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