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Old 13 August 2012, 15:48   #1
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Hidea as Backup?

I have just got a 3m Honda Honwave. It came with a 5hp 4-stroke Hidea. I am looking to get a 8hp 2 stroke as the main engine. But could I carry the hidea laid on the floor as a back up engine? I know they need to lie on the tiller side, but will it like being shaken about? If it is to be a backup I need to know it will start. I've seen a Yamaha carry bag that it will fit in I think.
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Old 13 August 2012, 15:59   #2
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There's a regular amount of oil inside crankcase that probably doesn't like to be shaken side to side and worst if flips after been lying to the tiller side.

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Old 13 August 2012, 16:19   #3
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Have you no paddles on your Honwave?

A 3m SIB is a tight squeeze at the best of times let alone whilst carrying an Aux motor.
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incoming / inboard water will be more of a risk
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Just keep your main outboard well maintained.
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Old 14 August 2012, 01:50   #6
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depends where you are going and if you feel you can get back with oars.

please look at it this way. If how you use it could result in a call to the RNLI etc then yes please have one. If you are buzzing around a small inland loch and can get back to sure without an auxiliary then it becomes a nice to have, not a must have.


anyway back to your original question. It would not be my first choice of engine to save my life by a long way but again if its just for small inland lochs then I would use it as a main as they dont fetch a lot of money 2nd hand. It is also heavy but again as this depends on what you plan on doing and I have no idea of the condition of the engine it is v hard to give accurate advice.

re the 2 stroke: I have an 8hp in if you need one

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Old 16 August 2012, 17:05   #7
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Many thanks to all who replied, especially Clyde Outboards - had a very useful chat with them.

I am going to use the Hidea as my main engine this season, but I have bought from a regular Ebay seller a 2HP 2 stroke as my backup engine. Over winter will sell Hidea and get a 8-10 HP 2 stroke as main engine.

Thanks to RibNet for help.

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