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Old 13 February 2007, 17:32   #11
Country: Ireland
Town: Galway
Boat name: rockhopper
Make: ballistic
Length: 6m +
Engine: petrol
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Originally Posted by tiverton_tom View Post
Greetings all outboard enthusiasts.

Well it is time to "refresh" my outboards on my 24' aluminum hulled whale-watching RIB.

Originally I planned to put twin Yamaha 115 4-strokes on it, 3 years ago, but ended up going with the Honda 130s ( a private, "demo" deal ). My Honda dealer is losing Honda line, and is suggesting the Evinrude E-TECs. I could go up to twin 150s ($$) or down to 115s ....... or the Yamaha 115s that I think would do alright too. ...... but how much speed am I going to lose and/or increase gas consumption from my 130s?

The twin 130s (approx 1000 hours) are fully dealer maintained and have alot of life in them, if someone is looking for a great set up (or possibly separately).


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Hi Tom, I am interested as to why your friend is loosing Honda agency?

Is it down to the units he is selling, or what? This is not a loaded question, I am just trying to suss where Honda is going. Its not like The Japs to lessen the amount of units they can unload!!!

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Old 17 February 2007, 18:22   #12
Country: UK - England
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Theres a whole load of videos like this on the Evinrude website, all of which seem ridiculous. In this and the others the Evinrudes look to have been proped for the job, and the Yams have had the wrong prop on. Was I the only one that noticed the idiot driving the yamaha didn't put the throttle on until he was going backwards?

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Old 21 February 2007, 08:07   #13
Country: Canada
Town: Tiverton,Nova Scotia
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Length: 7m +
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Honda stores

They told me Honda is going to more exclusive "stores" for all their honda products.

I guess this dealer sells too many other brands. He is dictated to sell some by the master corporation that makes & sells boats and outboards. I think he had to chose which outboards etc. he stuck with.


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