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Old 08 June 2004, 14:11   #1
Country: USA
Town: Lopez, Washington
Boat name: Searider 4m
Make: Avon
Length: 4 M
Engine: 45 hp Honda 4 stroke
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 17
Steering Shaft


As some of you know, I have a Avon searider 4m. It had a 45 hp honda 4 stroke on it. I am thinking of getting a Yamaha 55hp 2 stroke to put on it. The only problems I can see are 1. The holes on the transom. If I have to drill new holes how do I plug the old ones? Is there any chance that I can reuse the old holes? and 2. How will the steering shaft mate up? Will I have to buy a new shaft or are these things pretty generic?


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Old 08 June 2004, 16:37   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: Paignton, Devon
Make: Chinook and Viking
Length: 7m +
Engine: 150 Etec + 125 Merc
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 526
1. The holes will not line up so the easiest way to plug up the holes is with wooden dowel shaved to fit tightly. Then you canseal over or gel coat.

2. The steering shaft should fit your engine aswell. They are all the same size no matter what engine.
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