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Old 30 July 2014, 09:16   #1
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Honwave 3.8 (20HP Engine Carrying question)

Dear All,
Nice finding you here. I am new in this Forum and need your expertise on a practical / engine (moving – carrying) matter.

I have a Honwave T3.8 ie and think of buying an engine (Honda BF 20). I do not have a trailer (load the boat at the top of my car) and I am planning to be fitting the engine at my car’s boot (Honda Jazz) and carrying it around with a trolley.
Once I will be at the beach I will be mounting it on the transom of the boat which will have the Honwave wheels.

I am concerned however with the engine’s weight (46-47 kgs) as I will be handling this on my own with the help of a trolley I intend to buy.

1. Is anyone else carrying his engine (of similar 46-47 weight) in his car?
2. How do you do it? Is it manageable?
3. You do this with a trolley?
4. You have any recommendations on good trolleys?

Thank you so much - Alexo
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Old 30 July 2014, 09:48   #2
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Hi,
I have a DF20 Suzuki which at 44kg is a tad lighter but to me is a real handful. It lives on a trolley and is just manageable to lift solo on/off transom. Equally difficult to lift in/out of car, although I only do this at the end of the season😎
I use a sack truck modified with a ply board like this one;
http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/pr...ial-sack-truck
Or if you need a folding posh one perhaps something like this;
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/301245353531
Of course all this hard work is forgotten once out on the water.
Have fun.
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Thank you Chipco.
Your message is really helpful as for a moment I thought I was the only person in the world thinking of having such an engine without a trailer.
Much appreciated!!
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Old 30 July 2014, 12:56   #4
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I've just bought a Tohatsu 20 that weighs in at 52kg which seems a bit of a handfull but as I plan to leave it on the boat for the full 2 weeks of the holiday I won't need my hernia briefs on...

Certainly a lot heavier than my Mercury 15hp two stroke !!!
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Old 30 July 2014, 13:20   #5
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I had a yamaha 25 which was great fun on the water but half killed me carrying it aboutt so I swapped it for a mercury 15 which while not as fast is easily carried about and the reason I got rid of my speedboat and got a sib was I liked the portability of it all I have no trailer either
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Old 30 July 2014, 15:04   #6
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@ beerbely.
The engines you refer to are Four Stroke or 2stroke? If you are talking for a 4 stroke this means you were carrying a 25HP (about 72kgs) and you are now with a 15HP at 50kgs. Am I right?
How do cope with that? Do you place this in your boot?
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The way I see it as follows. If I go for a lighter engine I would have to go to a Tohatsu 9.9 HP (four stroke) which is 38 kgs (The Honda 10HP four stroke is 42 kgs). The Honda 15HP and 20HP are 46kgs so i am not seeing significant benefit by reducing my HP to the 9.9 HP. I mean the difference is 8 kgs for double the power.
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Furthermore, what is your experience? Does it fit in a car's boot?
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mine were 2 stroke 50kg for the 25 hp and 34 kg for the 15 hp imho a 72 kg four stroke will need 2 people its not just the weight they are awkward to lift and when you try walking you twat your shins on the prop ect
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I see. Noted. Thank you beerbelly for clarifying this.
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