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Old 25 September 2014, 10:09   #11
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Hi Rene you won't be disappointed with your honwave 3.5ae setup.
I've had mine since 2010 and it has been used lots and lots.
It is still like new holds air perfectly and has no visible signs of wear and and tear.
For the money I paid for it new in 2010 I can honestly say if it failed on me tomorrow I will have had more than my money's worth out of it.

I use a tohatsu 20 hp 4 stroke, also new in 2010 and again flawless performance.

I quickly got hacked off with inflation deflation process so built a trailer.

Then came transom wheels, fish finder, chart plotter, auxiliary engine mount, bow storage box, rod holders, rubberised foam floor, anchor compartment, battery compartment, boat cover etc etc.
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Old 25 September 2014, 11:14   #12
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@ Kaman; Damn you did a lot to make the boat ready for fishing trips. Love the engine you have but there are not a lot of dealers close from where I live - and I found the Mercury engine for a bargain.

Although I loved to fish, I don't think am going to use for that purpose. Maybe in the future I can try to fish on sea bass with the Honwave - because I only live 1/2 mile from the sea. Use to do lure fishing on sea bass or twisters - and that is a lot of fun.

Well I have a lot of plans for next year - boat is ready for it - so is the engine after a maintenance job. Now I have to buy some live jackets - bow bag from Honwave and some other nice stuff...
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Old 02 October 2014, 17:30   #13
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Attachment 99284Launch wheels next Rene, you won't regret them !!!


Nice wheels (front set) paddlers are they bought or home made ?

Definitely save my aching old back when launching/retrieving .
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Old 02 October 2014, 17:41   #14
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Genuine Honwave but I found them difficult to push down in the water as I like to wheel the sib in & put the engine down. I then start it when I'm in the boat and motor out as the beach we use is really shallow then pull the wheels up. Found myself pushing them down with a paddle so I've had a bit 4" of stainless tube welded on to make it easier! Click image for larger version

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They sit just above the transom when up.
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Old 02 October 2014, 17:45   #15
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Didn't read your post properly, apologies! Wheels off eBay about 18 then a bit of 20mm box about 5 and a welder! Hammerited but should last ok .
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Didn't read your post properly, apologies! Wheels off eBay about 18 then a bit of 20mm box about 5 and a welder! Hammerited but should last ok .

Cheers , I have some stainless tube and box section that will do the job nicely .

Luckily one of the guys I fish with is an excellent welder .
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Old 02 October 2014, 17:57   #17
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Hi paddlers

That's a nice upgrade,how much did it set you back if you don't m
ind me asking.
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Old 02 October 2014, 18:37   #18
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Which bit dave3235 ?

There's some really nicely made ones that some of the guys on here have made with stainless etc. That was about 25 all in & the wheels were 18 of that. The handle detatches from the trolley and the wheels come off with R clips so it packs nice & small.

Where we go if the tides out it's 100m to the sea & I find the Honwave heavy but with that I can let the kids do the work whilst I supervise !!

I'm surprised nobody offers one commercially because it makes launching a doddle.
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