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Old 22 July 2013, 07:35   #21
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Have to agree with Poly on this also the build quality of the wee honda is not good also personally I would stear clear!
I think most Marine engineers would agree with that and it feels great when you throw them into a skip
Well I wouldn't go that far. I never had any issues with the one I owned except for lying it down wrongly (user error) and then it smoked like a 2 stroke! And I got back pretty much what I spent on it. Air cooled is probably good for the type of canal work the OP is suggesting but it was noisy which is one of the reasons I sold it. The tone of the noise is particularly harsh, perhaps not everyone dislikes it but I know I am not alone.

Not sure how the plastic prop would take hitting shopping trolleys etc.
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Old 23 July 2013, 16:29   #22
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I am going to go with the Suzuki BF 2.5 as it is water cooled, only weighs 12.5kg, and has a F/N gear shift so does not need revving to turn the prop.
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Old 23 July 2013, 17:50   #23
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Certainly fuel efficient - I used to own one on a small dinghy and it used one 5L can of fuel the entire time I owned it! However buy yourself a set of these:
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Have to agree with Poly on this also the build quality of the wee honda is not good also personally I would stear clear!
I think most Marine engineers would agree with that and it feels great when you throw them into a skip

honda is realy a diamond!!!! light, strong enough for a small boat.. not wter cooled... more than one hour on a fuel tank.... , automatic....
what else somebody will need!!! ??
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