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Old 11 September 2013, 00:24   #1
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new searider

wanted to share my new project. 96 avon searider 6.0. ive looked for any info i could find, there is not much out there, i did find the manual that was posted on ribnet. but looking ofr any info on the power for this boat. also i have only seen pics of the boat like most other seariders, grey tubes with orange hulls, wondering if anyone has seen these boats in all orange? boat has twin johnson 70hp outboards. wondering what the performance would be from the twin 70s. unfortunately i am always chaseing that extra mph and was wondering if i should look into one day putting a single outboard on it. the console is there but the bench was mounted sideways for more room for diveingthanks and hope u enjoy the pics
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Old 11 November 2016, 14:53   #2
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sr 6.0 engine shaft length question

hello, been some time since i have gotten this boat and have pretty much decided to get rid of the twin outboard set up and repower with a single motor, Wondering if anyone has info on how it would handle with a single honda 150. should i stay with a lighter 2 stroke or is it nothing to worry about. aslo the twin motors are 20 inch shafts, do i need to go to a 25" shaft with a single outboard, any info would be greatly appriciated, thanks
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Old 11 November 2016, 18:59   #3
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I imagine you'd need a 25" shaft for a single, but your tape measure is more likely to get it right than I am

I seem to remember these originally being rated for 2x90hp, so a single 150 wouldn't trouble one.
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Old 11 November 2016, 19:39   #4
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25" shaft. It will handle great. I only had my SR6 with a Honda 150 for a few weeks but it was an amazing ride. Keep us updated, your SR6 looks nice all orange.
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Old 11 November 2016, 19:43   #5
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I've had both twin 70 and single 150 25" 2stroke on the same boat. I actually posted the manual on here.. Twins did 32kts, single does 39kts easily, fastest I've ever gotten it with wind with tide was 53.4mph on gps.

Single 150 with 25 inch shaft is perfect for it. But I like my boats overpowered as well, so if I ever repower it, I'll do a 225 or 250 2 stroke because it's similar weight, just more power.

Do a single, makes it a totally different boat, handling is great with the single!
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Old 12 November 2016, 11:57   #6
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Zodiac advertises the identically specced zodiac sr-6.3 to have maximum transom weight of 2x175kg
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Old 12 November 2016, 12:55   #7
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thanks for the info, the boat was originally from the delaware coast guard, i bought it off someone who was useing it for diveing and am now just starting to get ready to work on it, once motors are off will go over the hull and get ready for a single motor. I have a chance to buy a 2010 honda outboard, 150 hp that had a new powerhead replaced under warrentee last year, only 200 hours on new powerhead. wanted to be sure that the heavy honda wouldnt dissapoint me. The honda is being offered for $6000, I know hondas comand a lot of money. does $6000 seem like a reasonable price for a motor like this? thanks again, glad to hear that it will perform great with this size outboard, thanks again
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Check the floor for wet spots first Check my build thread if you haven't already.
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Old 13 November 2016, 00:04   #9
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Had a 200 Yamaha on it and it would really fly.
But now with a 130 Honda I am quite happy.
Boat is a little heavy in the back but with tank moved all the way forward it seems to like the weight. Cruises with 16 pitch prop at 28 mph.

You are welcome to test ride if you happen to come to NYC in the next few weeks.
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Old 07 July 2017, 13:45   #10
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How's this project going. I just re-powered mine with a F150 Yamaha.
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