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Old 30 August 2012, 19:19   #1
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Just bought my sib

Haven't got it yet but can't wait - Honwave T40AE

Getting a loan of a few different engines 2.5hp Seagull with clutch, 9.9hp Yamaha (few years old) just till I can scrape up the dough for something better

Quick Question to 2.5hp users - (we know it's not warp factor 7) Will this size engine push the Honwave comfortably on canals/rivers? and what pace could you expect?

9.9hp - what kinda ummph can I expect from this baby

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Old 30 August 2012, 19:36   #2
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I'd say about 4knts with the 2.5 depending on tidal/river flow, and 15+ with the 9.9 and a light load.
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Old 30 August 2012, 19:49   #3
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The T40 is my starter boat - I would aspire to maybe a 5m hypalon sib in the future - Ribs are beyond my financial reach and I also don't have the room for that set up so it's Sibs for now

Would have thought a little better from the 2.5 but beggars can't be choosers - 15+ sounds good from the 9.9 - The boat should arrive mid next week so I'll test them out at the weekend - any recommendations engine wise for the t40 ?
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Old 30 August 2012, 21:45   #4
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If possible and budget allows go for max engine stated at transom's tech plate. Just inflate well all air chambers and keel to perform better.

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Congratulations on the boat. The 9.9 would probably be a minimum for that size, the 2.5 will pootle on a canal no problem. I would look for a minimum 15hp 2 stroke for 'proper' use but a 25 would maybe do it more justice given the capacity.
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my sisters Honda 2 pushes her 3.10 boat along at 6knts - Enough for her
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I have a t38 air deck with a 15hp 2 stroke. The 15hp is great as you can carry it around whilst having some performance. .....obviously not at the same time though.
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If possible and budget allows go for max engine stated at transom's tech plate. Just inflate well all air chambers and keel to perform better.

Happy Sibbing

The Honwave T40AE will take 30hp
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Get one of these bad boys on it -




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Old 31 August 2012, 05:52   #10
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