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Old 06 March 2014, 18:39   #1
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Honwave t35 aluminium floor

First of all hi all! It's great to have joined a forum I've heard so much about!


I've just bought a honwave t35-ae2 alu floor! I like to go island hoping in the Firth of Forth and also loch cruising. I enjoy a decent bit of speed to get me places and also like to get up on the plane quickly with 2 onboard with camping gear! I'm looking for a honda outboard that will get this boat moving? I have a 2013 bf30! Will the transom hold that or is that way ott , what's the biggest and best I can fit? It sits inflated constantly on trailer. Any help would be great, would go with alternative outboard if it met requirements ,

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Old 06 March 2014, 20:21   #2
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Hi Scottie,
Welcome to the forum, and hope you enjoy your new boat.
I'm fairly new to sibbing myself, and am sure more experienced advice will be along shortly, but I would be wary of fitting a 30 hp engine on a T35 as I think the max recommended power is 20hp. Apart from the power I would imagine it will be too heavy for the transom. A typical modern 20hp 4 stroke will be about 45kg whereas the BF30 is probably around 75kg. The max hp and engine weights will be stated on the CE plate fixed to the transom. Exceeding these figures I imagine would also invalidate your insurance cover.
The Honwave T35 is a nice boat and will still be fun with a 20hp. Happy sibbing.
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Old 06 March 2014, 20:32   #3
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Hi Chipko.

Thanks for the warm
Welcome! Yes after many hours of reading I'm thinking of the bf20. As long as that will get 2 up on the plane. Possibly 3. I just can't find a decent video of a t35 and 20 .

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Hi Chipko.

Thanks for the warm
Welcome! Yes after many hours of reading I'm thinking of the bf20. As long as that will get 2 up on the plane. Possibly 3. I just can't find a decent video of a t35 and 20 .

Thanks again

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Welcome to the forum.
I have the same 3.5 Honwave as you.
I run a Tohatsu 20hp on mine and it will plane three up.
It does take a little longer to get up, but gets there never the less.
It flies along one up and to be perfectly honest I wouldn't feel to comfortable going much faster.
I only ever get it flat out when the conditions allow.
As for the transom the Honwave is one of the most robust I've seen.
My 20 hp weighs 51kg I think the transom is rated for around 60 - 65.
I wouldn't want to overload it.
I think you'll find 20 - 25 hp sufficient for this Sib.
The set up would work but it would niggle away at the back of my mind that I was overdoing things and running the risk of knackering it.
If it was me I would get a bigger boat or trade the 30hp in for something a little smaller.
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Old 07 March 2014, 12:31   #5
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Hi Kaman and thanks again for all the advice. I'm going to look at a new Suzuki df20. Has anyone had first hand experience with one? And I'm planning to pop the honda bf30 for sale shortly too , I don't want to knacker the little sib, I knew it was a long shot to even consider the 30 for a 3.5 but thought I'd ask ,

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Hi Scottie,
Suzuki DF20A short shaft here on a 3.5m Zodiac Zoom. Been really impressed so far, weighs 44kg and has the benefit of fuel injection. No trouble getting up on the plane with either 2 or 3 aboard.
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