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Old 14 August 2015, 05:50   #1
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Avon sea rider 5.4 outboard

Hello everyone I'm new to the forum and have just bought Avon a Searider 5.4 hull which is being retubed. It's for commercial use and will be used everyday. I have a 75 merc 2 stroke which I believe is ideal but as I will be using it everyday I think a 4 stroke would be a more sensible option. Information I have found on the forum is that the transom is rated to 170 kgs max and I have been offered a Honda 90 4 stroke which is 163kgs. So my question is would this combination work and does anyone have this set up? Any information would be gratefully received.
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Old 14 August 2015, 07:41   #2
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Depends what you're using the boat for. If it's a work tug, chugging about in the harbour, then the Honda will do (is it a carbed model or a newer DI?) It will be a lardy lump on the back & if you're loading the boat up with gear, freeboard could be an issue.
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It will work but as PD said its gonna be very stern heavy. ideal weight is around the 120kgs mark as nicely balanced. the Yam F70 is 119kgs and is a superb modern replacement for that.
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Thanks for the replies, it's the carbed model, and yes I think the F70 is ideal it's just the cost 7k new, I can't find any second hand ones for sale. Might have to spank the credit card (I hope my Mrs doesn't read this!)
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