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Old 18 October 2015, 06:57   #1
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Honwave t40????

Hello All
I am looking to buy my first sib. I think I've decided on the Honwave t40 with honda 20hp on the back.
Will be mainly me for south coast and Bristol channel Fishing.
I will be using for holidays with the wife and two teanagers for sea fun. Also river trips through the summer
Does anyone have this set up and if so any feedback before I spend my very hard earned cash.
Many thanks
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Old 18 October 2015, 07:35   #2
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I've owned the 3.5m alloy floor Honwave and I'd have no hesitation saying they are well made and huge value for money. The Honda 20hp is well regarded too.

I think you are looking at doing a daily inflate and not use a trailer??

Particularly on the days it's just you this is a hell of an outfit to setup in regard to the alloy floor being a bit of a fiddle single handed and the boat/engine weight more than most would want to manhandle on our own.

But if all that's not an issue to you then yes... a very solid outfit.

Can't not mention... are you buying new? If so and this outfit doesn't suit for any reason then it will be a huge loss to change for something else next year. So many folks don't get the right boat first time and end up swapping in year two.

Until you have the experience to know exactly what you want used like this makes more sense...

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Old 18 October 2015, 08:17   #3
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that is a very good outfit but it will be very very heavy if i were you
i would get a trailer iv got the 3.5 alloy and i use a trailer and its great no messing about good luck and stay safe neil
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Old 18 October 2015, 09:21   #4
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I bought a new T40 & Honda 20hp this summer & it's been great fun. I would say that you do need to it on a trailer as it's much quicker to have it all set-up with all your gear already pre-loaded & for easy cleaning. I bought a cheap 2nd hand trailer that is quite light & I can easily move the whole boat on it fully loaded even on my gravel drive. Launching is a simple one-man job - I leave the trailer attached to the car at the top of the slipway, push the boat off the trailer onto it's Honda (Trem built) transom wheels & just wheel it by hand down into the water. Recovery is the same in reverse. The boat handles really well & is very cheap to run.
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Old 18 October 2015, 10:38   #5
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Get a trailer, especially if you're planning to use it frequently. I have a 3.5 ally floor Honwave & 20 Tohatsu 4 stroke. Perfect when we're on holiday for 2 weeks but it is a faff building it & packing away plus putting your hernia briefs on for the engine....
We'd use ours a lot more if I could be bothered to get a trailer.
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Old 18 October 2015, 11:15   #6
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I've just looked back at your previous posts pabs for any more clues as to this outfit suiting you.

I see you say you have no tow bar, nowhere to keep a trailer and are moving onto sibbing from kayaks as you have a shoulder injury.

I think you're looking at the wrong outfit.
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Old 18 October 2015, 11:23   #7
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Many thanks all.
Unfortunately I don't have a tow hitch and I don't have anywhere to store a trailer.
I need to pack it up, chuck in the back of my van and store in my shed as space is tight.
I am starting to feel reasured that the honwave is the sib to buy, my budget is around 3000 and I think that it fits the bill.
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Old 18 October 2015, 11:53   #8
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paddlers I have a trailer that would be perfect for you cheep as chips
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Many thanks all.
Unfortunately I don't have a tow hitch and I don't have anywhere to store a trailer.
I need to pack it up, chuck in the back of my van and store in my shed as space is tight.
I am starting to feel reasured that the honwave is the sib to buy, my budget is around 3000 and I think that it fits the bill.
Pabs
pabs I have a set up that is much lighter and would suit you perfectly for sale at a huge saving in cost 3.2 honwave airfloor with a late model mercury 15hp outboard hand launch trailer ect all as new cond
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Old 18 October 2015, 13:01   #10
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I don't think that would be big enough, what with fishing gear, wife and probably the dog as well, I think I need at least a 4m
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Old 18 October 2015, 14:00   #11
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I had a 3.8m zodiac with aluminium floor, I had a trailer for it, if I had to inflate and deflate it every time I wanted to use it, it would have pi$$ed me off big time. Air floor all the way for that.
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Old 18 October 2015, 14:35   #12
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Yup..I agree with the rest.. a 4m floored SIB will end up sold or on a trailer.

I have a 4.3m SIB..great boat ..but I curse the winter lay off time.. I sometimes have to use a hammer and levers to get the runners off the floor boards..I always end up with skinned knuckles.

However I do appreciate some folks do it ? Air floor is way to go if you cant have a trailer..and want big
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