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Old 22 March 2012, 18:49   #1
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90hp four stroke honda

I am looking at a ribcraft rib 6.5 m in length that is equipped with a 90hp four stroke Honda engine and I am just wondering if anyone knows much information on this type and size of engines
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Old 22 March 2012, 18:58   #2
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The boat is a bit underpowered, but the Hondas are generally 'boringly reliable.'
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Old 23 March 2012, 04:41   #3
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how old is the Honda and has it been a private engine ( 6 years warranty) or commercial (2 years and tend to have silly hours on them i.e. 3,000 +.

as for how good, they are reliable, don't drink much fuel compared to others, great warranty, easy and cheap to service and happy to buy it off you.

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I got my Honda 90 serviced and it was not cheap! the Honda service kit was an eye watering
189.99 inc vat + labour which took the bill to nearly 400.00

Commercial usage @ 200 hours service intervals and 1000 hours a year = 2000 a year in servicing.

Lets say i worked a full week ( which most of us do) and I fished for 2000 hours a year that would be 4000.00 in servicing to keep my 2 year commercial warranty

Oh yes Honda's are reliable!!! at skimming off any profit you might make from fishing on service charges for their 2 year commercial warranty

Should have bought a 90 Opti 2 stroke like I was going too !!
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Old 23 March 2012, 18:32   #5
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ADI-who does your servicing?

clyde outboards do my servicing (on a mariner 100 4 stroke) and it is very reasonable and a damn site cheaper than 400.

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Old 24 March 2012, 01:27   #6
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Dubrus, thanks for reply. I am guessing he is using another dealer and as I dont want to talk about the competition I will say we offer a mobile service and cover from the borders to inverness including the Oben and fort william area.

ADI if you are in this area why dont you call us.

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cover from the borders to inverness including the Oben and fort william area.
where is Oben then :-)?? sorry, couldn't resist.

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Old 24 March 2012, 09:25   #8
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mmmmm that's ok I have just added a fiver onto your next service!!! :-) oh and if you ever get a few minutes we are starting to promote our facebook page Clyde Outboard Services - Local Business - Gourock, United Kingdom | Facebook

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It does not matter what Honda dealer you use my Honda's are expensive to service.

The almost 400.00 for a service would not have been any cheaper at Clyde outboards and if indeed they offered me a mobile service would have been more expensive because traveling time would have been charged.

Taken from the service page on clyde outboards website.

Labour only to service a Honda 90 four stroke 204.00 inc vat
Honda service kit 189,99 inc vat
Total for one service 393.99 inc vat

I rest my case..... Honda's are not cheap to service, the unfortunate thing is I have two.

In 2 years of commercial usage to keep up my commercial warranty the service charges for me would amount to almost 8000.00

Help me here! Are most modern engines reliable, I would say so.

Most other manufacturers give the commercial user a 1 year warranty.

Honda are not miles more reliable than the other outboard guys, I think their two year warranty is to put money in the dealers pocket and take it out of mines the end user.
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I got quoted 500 for 2 engines all in from my local dealer. Best thing is to ring round different dealers so you can barter them down a bit
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