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Old 24 February 2012, 09:10   #1
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Opinions Please

I need some opinions of which boat people think is the better.

Honda Honwave T40AE OR Seapro 380 HD

I have a 15hp Tohatsu 4stroke to go on the back and it will be used for exploring the coasts of cornwall and fishing. i have a trailer so packing it up will not be required.
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Old 24 February 2012, 13:44   #2
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honda is where i would be looking. seapro are cheap chinese imports.
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Old 24 February 2012, 13:59   #3
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honda is where i would be looking. seapro are cheap chinese imports.
Interesting debate

So is Honwave ? I'd agree though and go with the Honda but not because the other is a "cheap import". They both are!

Had you said Bombard v Honwave then you'd have no debate at all

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very happy with the t40 I had for two years, went well kids knee boarded behind it, safe at speed, good hull, I had transom wheels which were handy......hope that helps
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Old 24 February 2012, 14:10   #5
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Honwave all the way, established brand, well known and respected with good back up and most importantly much better resale value. Any cash saved on the cheaper seapro would be lost in depreciation.
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Old 26 February 2012, 03:54   #7
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Thanks guys. I went and had a look at a honda honwave T40AE yesterday. I think it has made my mind up, they look very well made, and although some have mentioned about the seapro being cheaper ,they are not at all. I can get the honwave for 890 brand new.
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Old 27 February 2012, 18:19   #8
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After a couple of (completely satisfactory) used inflatables and a bit of bad luck with a faulty new one I went for a Honwave 3.5m late last season. No regrets so far. Excellent value for a new inflatable with a decent brand name behind their Chinese construction. And as Max said the name helps resale.
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Old 28 February 2012, 04:59   #9
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I agree the honwave's are great value and we use them ourselves. The only strange thing is when you look at the max weight and size of engine we need to sell tohatsu's as honda does not have an engine in that size weight i.e. no 6hp
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Old 28 February 2012, 06:48   #10
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Well the old excel is sold and being picked up sat morning. I will hopefully be picking up the new Honwave T40 the same day.........
Now all i have to do is modify my trailer to suit the longer boat hehe
Thanks for all the help, im confident i have made the right choice now.
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