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Old 14 October 2009, 09:01   #1
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Seaworth?

Anyone used a Honda T30 in the sea please? How calm does the water need to be using a Honda 10hp outboard.
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Old 14 October 2009, 09:16   #2
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i dont think you will have any problems with the engine however lumpy it gets ,,,,were you thinking about the engine getting oil starvation perhaps,
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Old 14 October 2009, 10:06   #3
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At slow speeds you will be ok in quite choppy seas, but its no fun, IMO, as you get very wet in most SIBS at any decent wave height. The only danger would be if you went to fast for the SIB and the conditions.
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With most SIBs, the boats tend to be more seaworthy than the operator & passengers. Regardless of the size of the waves, the boat will continue to float (like a cork) and even small outboards will continue to push it along (though not very fast). The limiting factor is usually how much bobbing up and down and how much water spray and chill the people inside the boat are able to put up with. As mentioned earlier, the smaller the boat & motor, the slower the travelling speed in nasty conditions, and in turn the longer it takes to get back to shore.
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Old 16 October 2009, 11:28   #5
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With most SIBs, the boats tend to be more seaworthy than the operator & passengers.
Not sure "seaworthy" is the right word. Most SIBs will deal with the pounding resulting from rough seas much, much longer than the people on board will. Nothing to do with seaworthiness; everything to do with comfort levels (and keeping your teeth in your head.)


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Regardless of the size of the waves, the boat will continue to float (like a cork) and even small outboards will continue to push it along (though not very fast).
I've always put it this way: the boat was much more capable than I am.


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