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Old 20 February 2005, 14:36   #1
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overpowered?

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F56752/

Smart looking boat, looks like a 5.4 Searider to me? Surely it isn't a 4.6m with that power? Would be massively overpowered for a 4.6m !
Seems cheap anyway.

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Old 20 February 2005, 14:52   #2
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Looks like that!!! I wouldn't fancy more than about 60 on my boat!
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Old 20 February 2005, 15:05   #3
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Definately looks like a 5.4 sea rider. 125 will definately fly. Thats probably why its on a lake . Would scare the willys out of most people on the rough stuff.
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Overpowered for sure. Based on the Searider spec sheet on Avon's website, the max power for a 5.4 is 90 hp and for a 4.7 it's 70 hp. That thing must be scary fast when unloaded.
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It looks like a 5.4 to me, unless i'm mistaken that engine is the type that works on two cylinders until it gets to around 2300 RPM at which point it fires on all 4! ...'nightmare when you're trying to ski or board!!!
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Overpowered for sure. Based on the Searider spec sheet on Avon's website, the max power for a 5.4 is 90 hp and for a 4.7 it's 70 hp. That thing must be scary fast when unloaded.
I still wouldnt mind a go though!
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me too! lets hire a minibus and go and get a trial!
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Old 20 February 2005, 16:19   #8
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me too! lets hire a minibus and go and get a trial!
Go for it!
Are there any Scorpian owners out there with a spare 5k kicking around in the sofa or something

Seriously, though apart from extreme acceleration what sort of top speed would you get? Surely, seariders were designed for rough seas not huge hull speed, that one would definatly reach hull speed thats for sure!

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the max power for a 5.4 is 90 hp
That's correct, Tuber, or a max transom weight of 176kg. 90HP should give about 42 knots. Hull speed for the 5.4 is 46 knots and it tracks OK at that speed if the balance is right. I reckon about 52 knots with 125hp.


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. I reckon about 52 knots with 125hp.
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That has to be a bargin, for 5k. Off to beg parents, and look into student loans!
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