Originally Posted by Mollers
Why not just put the correct bloody hp on it?
'coz he's got a 25 in his back pocket & likes SR4s!
I know lots of people have done the upgrade thing. I bought my first SR4 / 25Hp from a guy who had bought it as his first rib. He bought a bigger engine, put the 25 into preservation, then after a couple of years moved the bigger engine to his "underpowered" ribcraft 5.something, and sold the SR4 rig with the old 25 on the back to me. 2 years later he replaced the 50 on the ribcraft with a 90 having sold a low hours 50....
Having done many cruises / rescue type things with the SR4 / 25 Hp, there is nothing wrong with it. If Mextli want's a SR, then that's the boat for him.
I wasn't looking for a humber when I upsized, but my curent chariot appeared at a price I liked, so I bought it. (I was on the lookout for an SR4.7). Would I change back now? Doubt it. Does it now have a bogger engine than I bought it with ? Yes.....
I now have more than double the HP I had on that SR, with a very small weight increase.
I still cruise at 22-ish Knots. I still drink about 0.8-ish L/mile.
There's nothing wrong with that combo.