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Old 26 May 2014, 04:51   #1
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Honda Honwave t 40 set up

What is the average time it takes with two to set up the t40 with aluminium plates. Is it practical enough to be used as a weekend boat. Set up on sat taken down sun. Or is a trailer crucial?
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Old 26 May 2014, 14:02   #2
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No problem as a weekend boat as long as you have the space and man power to lift it. I had similar but slightly smaller offerings from Honwave and Suzumar (350 and 360). Once familiar with the set up, I got the whole rig ready for the water in about 20 minutes after taking it from the car. I would recommend a high speed 12v pump though, especially on warm days!

Go for it and enjoy!
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Old 26 May 2014, 14:04   #3
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I answered a similar question while back about the honwave 35ae which is the smaller brother of the honwave 40ae.


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new to the site hi to all some great info here looking for a decent make sib ally floor for some coastal fishing edging towards a honwave 3.5 to 3.8 storage limited looking forward to any more suggestions thank you in advance darren

Honwave 3.5 aluminium floor is what I have used for coastal fishing for the last three years.
Loads of space inside excellent stable craft for the money.
I can't fault mines build quality or it's performance.
For me the whole process of loading it into the car unpacking it building it up at the water, dismantling to pack back in car then unpack wash, repack and store till next time became tedious!
The honwave is a big old awkward lump to man handle single handed when its packed up or inflated.
Add the weight of an outboard and you are going to need launch wheels minimum to get it into the water.
Mines now has host of add on features and more or less permanently resides on a homemade trailer.
Cracking boat just need to be mindful of how accessible the launch(es) you are going to be using are.
Plenty of room for two persons to fish out of if that helps you getting in and out of the water.




Set up for the 40ae will be about the same as mine 20 - 25 mins but it is a brute to man handle around a launch area, and in and out of a car.
With all the best will in the world you will quickly get hacked off with the whole set up - launch - dismantle - pack- unpack- wash repack process.
The process above is fine for smaller air floor Sib but not large aluminium floored ones.

Just my opinion, hope it helps.
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Sounds good. It's between this and the aerotec. If I have to get a trailer for this it's not worth having a sib! What's weight difference between 4m and your boat?
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Sounds good. It's between this and the aerotec. If I have to get a trailer for this it's not worth having a sib! What's weight difference between 4m and your boat?
WHAT ARE YOU USING THE SIB FOR????
The T35 is 73kg and the T40 is 86kg.
Neither are very light.
Add a decent sized outboard and gear you are well over 125 kg!
Back ache material.
If it's for fishing the aluminium floor is hard to beat.
If it's for pleasure cruising etc then air floor ticks all the boxes.
If it were me I'd go with the aerotec if you are definitely not going to have a trailer.
I currently own a honwave T35 with tohatsu 20hp four stroke and I would not keep it without the trailer.
Too heavy and too much aggro to set up and clean and put away.
Aerotec is quality Sib you won't be disappointed with it and it's a damn sight easier to set up and man handle than a T40.
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