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Old 24 September 2014, 09:58   #1
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It's mine : Honwave SIB

First of all let me introduce myself:

I am René - 46 yr old father of 3 kids from the Netherlands - like watersports since I was 13 yrs old ( windsurfing / boating ) and this is my second SIB after a polyester fishing boat.

The boat is a Honwave T35 2014 and the engine is a 2006 2-stroke Mercury 20M.

I bought the boat at our local dealer because he had the best price at this moment. The engine is a 2006 build and sold in 2008. The previous owner only used it for about 30hrs and never did any maintenance on the engine. So first of all I called the dealer to do a check on the engine.

He suggested to do some maintenence ( impeller / oil / spark plugs ). He said that the engine was in a pristine state, but I had to clean it because it was a bit dirty....

Well some pics of the engine and boat


p.s. sorry for the bad English








Next year we will be at Lake Annecy to play with the boat a bit. The kids like to "kneeboard" or maybe try to waterski if the engine is powerful enough. We hope it will be, but the kids weigh about 50-60kg.


Hope you like the boat and engine - need to buy some things to complete it all.
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Old 24 September 2014, 10:16   #2
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As long as you are happy with its weight they are a great stable SIB... I used mine with a 15hp and in truth it needed a bit more so a 20hp is about right for performance.

Be good to see some images when you get it on the water.
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Old 24 September 2014, 10:23   #3
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Like I said.... Picture of the boat was stolen from the forum - But I will change it....


EDIT : Done...
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Old 24 September 2014, 10:28   #4
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Looks like a 35AE with the ally floor ? I have one with a Tohatsu 20 four stroke and it gets on the plane easily with five of us in ( I'm 18 stone so 6 really) and I'm really pleased with it. I've got a 15 Mercury 2 stroke as well that I might try next season but I'm impressed with the Tohatsu apart from the weight!Click image for larger version

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Great little sib and seems really stable with the big tubes.

Welcome to Ribnet .
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Old 24 September 2014, 10:39   #5
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Old 24 September 2014, 10:40   #6
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@ Paddlers... Thanks for the welcome ! Don't know what the weight is of the Tohatsu 20Hp - but the Mercury is around 52KG. And for transport I use a Kalf beach trolly because I don't want to drill holes in the transom.


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Similar weight but I find it awkward to lift about as it's very top heavy compared to the 15. I leave mine on the boat for our two week holiday.

Had a trolley launcher but I find the Honwave transom wheels much more convenient as you can have the engine down and running without bashing the skeg. Also if you want to beach at another spot you can just drag it up the beach on the wheels.
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I'd do something with that U bolt on the trailer, that'll be straight through the floor.
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Old 24 September 2014, 11:05   #9
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We only use the boat from next year on our 3 week holiday - and maybe here at our coast. We don't beach at another spot - only launch it from our beach at the campsite. Trailer is modified as for the U-bolt.

And the most important thing: The trailer came in the package deal with the engine and was a bargain for what the Mercury dealer told me.
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First of all let me introduce myself:

I am René - 46 yr old father of 3 kids from the Netherlands - like watersports since I was 13 yrs old ( windsurfing / boating ) and this is my second SIB after a polyester fishing boat.

The boat is a Honwave T35 2014 and the engine is a 2006 2-stroke Mercury 20M.

I bought the boat at our local dealer because he had the best price at this moment. The engine is a 2006 build and sold in 2008. The previous owner only used it for about 30hrs and never did any maintenance on the engine. So first of all I called the dealer to do a check on the engine.

He suggested to do some maintenence ( impeller / oil / spark plugs ). He said that the engine was in a pristine state, but I had to clean it because it was a bit dirty....

Well some pics of the engine and boat


p.s. sorry for the bad English








Next year we will be at Lake Annecy to play with the boat a bit. The kids like to "kneeboard" or maybe try to waterski if the engine is powerful enough. We hope it will be, but the kids weigh about 50-60kg.


Hope you like the boat and engine - need to buy some things to complete it all.
Hi all,and welcome.

Transom wheels are definitely an advantage you can also mount rod holders on them to.Also I have just bought a tiller extention and now getting on the plane is instant.I now plane at much lower speed and you don't need as much input, well worth it.Needless to say be aware that inflating all chambers to correct presure is a must.

Welcome and Happy Boating.
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