Originally Posted by henryfreston
Thanks very much for your response. So 50hp is obviously just over kill?
When you say it is a near death experience WOT do you mean it is scary or actually dangerous?
Dangerous if you are not used it and respond quickly and correct.
At 40 knots my SR 4 will throw you out of the boat in 5 seconds if one is not careful enough.
At 30 knots one can go through realy big wakes and the boat only bounces from side to side a couple of times but it will not start chine walking.
I like the old 50 hp Suzuki 2 cyl. as it is low weight ca 75-80 kilos and long stroked for lots of torque but as for all few cyl. twostroke engines it allmost jumps of the transom at idle.
But on the other hand I am not in for trolling so bad idling ar not a problem to me.
I think it is good with a little extra power as it helps to get the boat up of the water quickly even with a quite agressive prop.
And I do not think a fourstroke engine would be a good choice since the weight gained can ruin the balance of a little boat as the SR 4, may be some one who has tried this can leave a comment.