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Old 16 August 2012, 15:08   #1
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Avon SR5 transom height

I just bought an SR5. When I measured the transom the height it showed 22". Since it is said to be long shaft (20") does this mean that the cav plate schall be 2" high? Anybody that have any thoughts about it.

The transom is lowered 5" in the middle. Would it be smart to raise it to 25" shaft?

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Old 16 August 2012, 19:23   #2
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That's exactly the same as my SR5.4. engine is a longshaft Yamaha 80.
the engine is about 15mm off sitting on the transom, ie one hole up from sitting on the transom, and its offset 1.5" to starboard
i think the set up is about optimum.
seariders with the straight transom without the cutout are for twin engine setups.
I see little point in raising the transom to fit an XL engine, unless you happen to have one. its a Searider, its never going to be a dry boat. even in flat calm in mine i still manage to get drenched

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Old 18 August 2012, 07:55   #3
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Hi doggypaddle
Why is the engine offset? And then it i raised as you tell it the cav.plate is aprox 2.5" above the keel? Does this work well?

I dont have any engine yet, but is considering E-tec 90 and Suzuki 90. I think I will end for the Suzuki.
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