Originally Posted by Black
Thanks for all the great info so far
Completely agree about the babe in arms in a chop, I was planning to use it at Salcombe with the little one, and then as a bit of fun without the baby!
I've had a look at the Honda's, they seem to have a triangulated section from the sponsons to the transom, looks like they are to increase the engine weight the boat can carry? Is this correct or do they have a hydrodynamic effect too? Do Honda also produce a set of special launching wheels to go around this?
completely true about the hard ride in the Honda, I have taken mine out in bigger swells and it rides better than in short chop. there is a triangulated section, an extension of the air floor, on the stern after the transom. I'm sure it helps the weight factor, but also has some trim tab qualities.
With the 20hp Yam 2 stroke on, I really thought the trailer was a lot less hassle, but have looked at the launching wheels idea. As far as I know Honda dont make any specific launching wheels for this model, but I have thought that it would be possible to make your own, with the support arms being sort of "L" shaped, and folding up and around.
I am seriously thinking about one of those small launching trolleys for the coming year.
I am also thinking I will take my SIB to Salcombe next holiday, as the SR4 struggled to reach the tops of the creeks unless in the HT window this year.
I echo what Mr Parkes said in his post...the Honda is a very capable SIB!