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Old 17 September 2018, 12:06   #1
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T38IE 2 - Money Spent and encouraging her to Push

Well after much deliberation, Excellent advice from many, particularly Fenlander and watching far too many of the Gurnards Videos and the need to have a capable boat that we can travel with in the car/Caravan I have added a Honwave T38IE2 to the fleet. Studied it hard at the boat show then sunk £1,075 for boat and an extra seat.

Just picked it up in a large box. I am now spending time encouraging/telling my little friendly Tohatsu 9.8 2 Stroke that if she does not plane it along with me (Fat bloke) and here indoors (Thin bird) and a bag at 12 knots she will be beaten with a branch much like the episode of Faulty Towers.

Should get time to test the setup this week but with only me on board I will report back.

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Old 17 September 2018, 14:59   #2
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Between those two pictures, do you not have all the constituent parts to build a trailer as well?
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My 2.5m RIB does 23mph with a 9.8 Twatsoo. With two big people and a bag it may struggle to get up on the plane, but after shifting some weight around, once up, it’d be fine.
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Old 17 September 2018, 16:42   #4
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I hope the Honwave proves OK. Have you got a tiller extension.. may find one is needed one up to get the bow down enough to plane... but only the first trip out will tell.
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I hope the Honwave proves OK. Have you got a tiller extension.. may find one is needed one up to get the bow down enough to plane... but only the first trip out will tell.
I have a piece of waste pipework with a straight connector glued on that fits perfectly over the throttle grip.

I have high hopes
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Ha ha I nearly said broom handle and bit of pipe!
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I have a piece of waste pipework with a straight connector glued on that fits perfectly over the throttle grip.

I have high hopes
^ This will work well - maybe put something on the hand end as wet waste pipe is slippy. The 9.8hp is going to be marginal at best. It lacks torque at the upper end and so may have difficulty attaining planing revs. You already are considering shifting weights etc. Maybe leave the baggage ashore for the first trip...

...she could be buying the 99s while you test the speed.
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I now have an option to buy a 15 hp Mercury 2 stroke which weighs 34kg against my 27kg 9.8 Tohatsu. I think the extra 5 hp will be significant and hopefully the extra 7kg while quite a lot will be doable. Still got to test the 9.8 first hopefully today


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My 2.5m RIB does 23mph with a 9.8 Twatsoo. With two big people and a bag it may struggle to get up on the plane, but after shifting some weight around, once up, it’d be fine.
The little Avon?
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Old 18 September 2018, 17:15   #10
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The little Avon?


Oh Yes! Still rocking with my girls! My eldest is 8 now and was 2 when we got it from you, she came on the trip from Chester if you remember?

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Bought a 9.8 this year for more speed.

And there’s two of them now, this was this summer...
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I guess they’ll want to go out alone on it soon, but still have the 4hp Johnson, starts first time every time!
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Big ribs and larger boats are great but you can still have huge amounts of fun in a SIB
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