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Old 31 July 2014, 13:14   #1
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Hon wave 3.8

I have just bought a honwave 3.8 and after buying cheap transom wheels off eBay had to return them and fork out the premium for the honda ones. We'll worth it!

After fitting today, noticed that there was air coming from the front floor valve not the valve itself but between the plastic and the floor.

It's only 2 weeks old, is this a warranty thing or something I can fix myself?

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Old 31 July 2014, 13:50   #2
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I would not be messing with it, take it back or at least ring the supplier and see what they say.

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Old 31 July 2014, 13:53   #3
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Good to hear wheels OK, not so good floor leaks. 😟
I agree, if it's a new boat go with warranty first. Seem to recall a few peeps on here reporting Honda are pretty good addressing warranty issues.
Hope you get it sorted.
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Could it be tightening of the valve with valve tool?
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The boats in front of you what do you think?
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Old 31 July 2014, 14:10   #6
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Depends how far it is to where you bought it ?? I'd certainly try a little tweak with the valve spanner first & if that didn't sort it take it back !

You can't be far from Port Glasgow. Clyde outboards are based there, I've just bought an engine & Honwave 3.5 AE from them and found them very good to deal with.
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get back on to the supplier I recently bought a 3.2 air floor and it had a manufacturing fault I bought mine from masilspeed marine at first they said they would email Honda the pics of the fault and see if it was a warranty claim . I told them I bought it of you not Honda its not fit for purpose they agreed and sent me a replacement and said they would take it up with honda .they covered all the courier cost and im now a happy bunny
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Paddlers that's where I got it from
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Pop down there, give Aaron a hard time, ignore Dave (if he's about) and speak to Cameron....
Call first as they might be busy but I'm sure that they'll sort it out for you !!

Decent firm to deal with in my experience. You're lucky having them so close, I have to run the speed camera gauntlet to get there in @3 hours!
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I bought my honwave 3.5 ae from mail speed marine in 2010.
I too noticed a slight air leak from the inflatable keel where the valve seats into the keel pvc. I deflated the keel and slackened the valve off with the spanner.
Reseated it and voila.
Had to do it with the bow tube recently also.
Not a big issue but it should be right on leaving the factory.
I'm sure the guys at Clyde Outboards will get it sorted!
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