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Old 28 December 2007, 04:52   #11
Country: UK - England
Town: Scillies
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Make: Searider
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yam 2st 90
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Originally Posted by Nos4r2 View Post
There's not a lot wrong with any of the 3 cylinder Yamahas IMO-though I think it may be a bit underpowered with a 70hp for carrying 5 people which would make fuel costs a bit prohibitive. I'd be looking for one with an 80 or 90hp.
Got to agree with nos. I bought my SR 5.4 with a very old beat up 60 Evinrude two years ago. The price was right tho at under 5k even with shipping it to over here. Changed the engine last year to a dealer refurbed Yam 90 which is a trouble free brilliant engine (this cost just over 2k so overall budget about the same). Differrence in hole shot at top end is immense. gained over 12 kts.


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Old 28 December 2007, 05:04   #12
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Are the two bats that I listed in my earlier posts Seariders

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Old 28 December 2007, 08:28   #13
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Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
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Originally Posted by two stroke mick View Post
Are the two bats that I listed in my earlier posts Seariders

It's the same boat advertised twice, and yes.
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