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Old 27 August 2014, 07:37   #1
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Is size important :-)

When i bought my 4m SR4 it came with a DT55 2 stroke. It's been fine but I've noticed a few threads that seem to think it's too big for the boat.

The insurance company are aware and haven't raised any questions but the reg plate says max engine size is 50hp.

I don't really want to change it unless i have to, what do you think folks?
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Old 27 August 2014, 07:49   #2
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As you have cleared it with insurance I would not worry, I would make sure the insurance company are aware that the boat is rated for 50 hp though as you do not want them to have an angle to decline insurance on!
What speed are you getting?
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Old 27 August 2014, 08:07   #3
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I have no idea as no speedo or GPS fitted. It's on the to do list but not been nicked on Windermere yet.
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It might be labeled as over powerful but don't forget the chance of the motor putting out 55hp these days is very unlikely, possibly very unlikely from the factory... as long as it isn't overweight i would not be bothered.
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Old 27 August 2014, 17:27   #5
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Thanks HDAV, have i seen your name on either a Landrover or Shooting Forum as well?
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Old 28 August 2014, 16:29   #6
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Thanks HDAV, have i seen your name on either a Landrover or Shooting Forum as well?
I was thinking the same mate........... PW
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My uncle runs a dt55 on his sr4 and hasn't had any problems, it weighs less than a honda 50hp 4 stroke which seems quite a popular engine on a sr4.


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change the decal on the engine and plead ignorance!
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