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Old 16 November 2003, 05:44   #1
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Hi All

Ed at olmec is just tubing up my New Sea Rider, I have had the Hull totally refurbished (now white) and it retubed in blue.

I was going to use it for our main training boat for next season, but now plans have changed and i'm having a Diesel Rib for training (fuel costs and so on).

I'm looking to run the sea rider for the winter and sell it on early next year as a package. I havn't owned a sea rider before so don't know what it will perform like with different engines

So If you were looking to buy a Avon Sea Rider 5.4m what engine would you be putting on the back? 75hp 2 stroke? will 4 stroke be to heavy? Hull is rated from 50hp to 90hp
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Old 16 November 2003, 06:40   #2
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Id put a Mercury 50hp 4 stroke on it Jahno. A 1998 model would be just the ticket.

I may learn how to use a computer when I have stopped trying to sell engines
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Old 16 November 2003, 11:19   #3
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Do you know where there is one going for about 1500?
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Old 16 November 2003, 12:44   #4
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If it helps,I had a 5.4 with a evinrude 90 v4 whiich did 32 knots,and a friend has a 5.4 with a Yamaha 80 4 stroke which does about 30 knots,both with standard props.
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Old 16 November 2003, 13:11   #5
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hi how much is the retube only ballpark costs
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Old 16 November 2003, 13:38   #6
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Old 16 November 2003, 14:13   #7
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JAHNO, Got pics?
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Old 16 November 2003, 14:18   #8
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Jahno

No but I know a real nice guy with a minter, I reckon he would take about 1850 at a shuv
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Old 16 November 2003, 14:23   #9
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Jahno,

My Searider has a 90hp 2 stroke on and positively flies (39ish knots) and will still get up and go with 8 people on board.

Probably too much power for training though as the accelleration is so instant.

When I was looking for my boat I would have gone for anything with 75hp or more. I reckon 60hp or less is too little - remember the ballast chamber needs to empty.

Regarding the weight of a four stroke - with my 90hp 2 stroke there is little freeboard at the stern and it is easy to ship water when going astern. An automatic bilge pump looks after this though!

I hope this helps

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Old 16 November 2003, 16:38   #10
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Ive got a Mariner 75hp 2 stroke on my 5.4 Searider, it will do 38knts light and 32knts with 7 people in it.
The engine has been perfect for the last three years, i will definately get another Mariner when the time comes.
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