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Old 11 February 2016, 07:31   #1
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honwave t30 8hp?

hi guys,

i am going to be buying a Honda Honwave t30 in the next week. It'll be my first boat, which i will be using for general leisure and fishing. I am wanting to use it in and around devon.

I am currently looking for an outboard and have found a 2 stroke 8hp mariner. I was wondering if this will be a powerful enough engine to get me and some fishing gear onto plane and also will it be safe enough to get me out of any trouble such as bad weather? any ideas on what sort of speeds id be able to get out of this setup with one person on board?

thanks in advance
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Old 11 February 2016, 10:06   #2
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Have a yamaha 380s with 15hp 2stroke .... goes very well
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Old 11 February 2016, 10:43   #3
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It will go OK with the 8 if lightly loaded and should plane one up but really you might want to look at getting a 9.8 or 15 especially if going to sea for a little more safety margin, flexibility in load/planeability and speed.
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Old 11 February 2016, 10:58   #4
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As Max says really... One up without too much kit and the 8hp will plane but it will always feel a bit marginal... add load and it will feel bogged down... 9.8 or 10hp better and 15hp is the ideal assuming the transom is rated for that.
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Old 11 February 2016, 19:28   #5
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Yep can only agree with the previous comments regarding projected performance .
I cut my teeth with a Honwave 3.5ae with Suzuki 2.5hp 4 stroke for my inshore sea fishing.
Cracking set up for trolling / fishing .
No use for fun purposes though.
It always got me back ashore even against some of the strongest tidal rips in UK.
Your suggested set up will do the intended job for you, without a shadow of a doubt.
However other set ups might do it a bit better.
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Old 12 February 2016, 02:49   #6
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i have a nice honwave / outboard set up for sale if you don't mind traveling half way up the country
honwave ie32 package
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Thankyou for all the replies guys gs given me confidence in buying this setup

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Great set up
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