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Old 24 July 2016, 13:52   #1
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3rd time lucky - honwave, river Dee

As some of you may remember I bought a new honwave T32 in March, and a used mercury 15hp 2 smoke

1st trip..... ECU failure resulting in tow back in by Cheshire fire & rescue

2nd trip..... Bravo (new) failed so didn't get the boat wet

Enthusiasm dwindling at this stage 🙄🙄

3rd trip...... Yesterday, out on the river Dee in Chester, in the sun, and everything went as planned

Small cavitation issue when turning but otherwise I couldn't fault the sib and the mercury ran sweet

Ironically I towed another boat in yesterday..... I guess most of us have, or will experience the dreaded "tow" at some point

Glad I stuck with it though, without ribnet support it would have been sold by now
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Old 24 July 2016, 13:55   #2
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It was just initial bad luck and now the outfit has settled down it should be fine.

Cavitation odd if you are running with the OB directly on the transom with no packers.
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Old 24 July 2016, 13:59   #3
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You've cut your teeth now stig happy sailing good result on the tow too

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It was just initial bad luck and now the outfit has settled down it should be fine.

Cavitation odd if you are running with the OB directly on the transom with no packers.

I have much more confidence in the outfit now 😀

It was mounted directly on transom (no blocks etc)

Could feel occasional prop slip at very slow speeds but quite a lot turning at any speed

It was fine on its 1st trip, no cavitation.... Prop looks in reasonable condition

I'm confident this will be relatively easy to sort out and then I'll have a good sib outfit 👍
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sounds good stig where do you launch on the dee mate
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sounds good stig where do you launch on the dee mate

Sandy lane..... Really easy to launch and free car park

Great place if you just want a relaxed trip through Cheshire countryside through Churton, Alford etc
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Did the river police come for the money this time mate?!
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Did the river police come for the money this time mate?!

I may have managed to avoid him 🙄🙄

Although river police were there this time
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1st trip..... ECU failure resulting in tow back in by Cheshire fire & rescue

2nd trip..... Bravo (new) failed so didn't get the boat wet

Enthusiasm dwindling at this stage 🙄🙄

3rd trip...... Yesterday, out on the river Dee in Chester, in the sun, and everything went as planned

Ironically I towed another boat in yesterday.....
So the first and third cancel each other out; you're down to one bad trip, and that one doesn't count as it wasn't an on-water problem.

Glad things went well. Hope to hear of more success stories.

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So the first and third cancel each other out; you're down to one bad trip, and that one doesn't count as it wasn't an on-water problem.



Glad things went well. Hope to hear of more success stories.



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Love the way you think jyasaki 👍
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