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Old 12 February 2015, 13:32   #1
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Avon Searider 540

There are new rules for emissions coming into force on Irelands inland waterways. Big 2 stroke engines are going to be banned so they are trickling on to the market.
I use my Avon Searider 540 only in the sea and my Yamaha 90 is getting old and tired. I want to avail of the possible glut of biggish engines. What is the maximum size recommended for the Avon 540?
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Old 12 February 2015, 15:39   #2
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It's more important setting up an SR5.4 to get the balance just right, than to stick loads of power on.
Sticking on a big heavy motor plus the extra fuel it'll entail is a bit pointless.
You won't be able to go any faster unless it's flat calm and it'll be stern heavy.

Avon specs = max 2x40hp or 1x90hp. Max weight 175kg.
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Yup.

Get a newer Yam 90-it's the best motor for the SR5.4
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Old 16 February 2015, 12:36   #4
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Thank y'all for the tips. I will probably try to get a younger Yamaha 90.
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