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Old 05 October 2010, 09:30   #11
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Country: USA
Town: Houston, TX
Boat name: Lady Ashley
Make: Avon SR 5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: 70 Merc 2S
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Thanks for your posts. I think I will try the trim tabs and 15p prop, as I need a back up anyway. Losing the battery and fuel are not options, as I fish a long way from shore and need the range and power for gizmos.
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Old 05 October 2010, 11:41   #12
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Country: Denmark
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Make: Avon SR 4.7
Length: 4m +
Engine: E-tec 90hp
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My SR 4.7 worked well with a Suzuki DT65 and a SS 11 1/8 x 14 prop. However loading the boat with people and diving gear made it struggle... still possible but not a joyride...

Last week i repowered to a E-Tec 90 hp after 4-5 years of considerations...

So far it works like a dream, and it looks very charming as well ;-)
I have not yet tried it fully loaded, but based on the feelings of my first trip i can't imagine i will ever feel underpowered again.
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