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Old 30 August 2013, 07:41   #1
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Upgrade Help Please.

After getting some good advice from members on engine upgrade I am now contemplating weather to upgrade my set up completely and have trolled on the web for hours looking. I'm no expert on sibs and alike but did find this. Honda Honwave t38ie 3.8mt air deck inflatable with Yamaha 9.9hp 2 stroke outboard and trailer, fuel tank, high pressure pump. Everything you will need for some real fun. Purchased new in 2008. Dinghy only used 4 times. In excellent condition. Trailer purchased new and only used twice (purchased after dinghy) so as new. Two aluminium oars included. This kit is going for 1500, is that a realistic price for this and is the outboard to Sib a good outfit match? Thanks.
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Old 30 August 2013, 07:58   #2
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IMO, good kit but not a good pairing. I think that you'd need AT LEAST 15hp.
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Old 30 August 2013, 08:07   #3
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Just what my concern was but I know this yam can be moded to a 15 well so I was told??
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If you know that you can Mod the engine, fair enough. BTW, the engine has to be at least a 2006, or older.
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Thx Willk for that info I will find out the year the engine was made. I want to get the kit right this time I need a sib so I can dissemble it to take away like the look of the honwave this ticked all the boxes just the engine was a worry.
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Old 30 August 2013, 14:51   #6
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After re- reading I assume its a 2008 engine have tried to contact the seller but no joy. So would I be correct in assuming this engine is not going to be man enough for the boat to be use on the sea wonder if any one has this type of set up who could shed some light. I'm not looking for SR71 speeds but enough to be enjoyable. Thx.
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I'm sorry, I have not made myself clear (this happens )

I didn't mean that the engine needs to be a 2006 or older to be modified.

I meant that as a 2 stroke it was unlikely to be a 2008 as they stopped importing 2 strokes in 2006. It may well suit your purpose, but check first to see if it can be "uprated". If it involves new carbs, it's going to be pricey...
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Old 31 August 2013, 07:04   #8
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for what its worth... I had a Honwave 3.8 originally with a Mariner 15hp 2 stroke, but I changed this fairly quickly to a Yam 20hp 2 stroke. I would suggest 20hp will give you what you want from this set up. I found I was running the 15 flat out most of the time wishing it would go faster ! 20hp was about as heavy as I wanted to lump around with me, and even then I used a trailer most of the time as just easier to get on the water when I wanted. Suggest you get launching wheels as well...the ones that fit on the transom are great, I think italian firm Trem makes them for the Honwave, they have to bend to go over the inflatable tabs behind the transom. Loads of posts on here about them.
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Here you go converting a 9.9 yam to a 15
For me 36kg 15hp 2 stroke is as much as i want to cart around, toke my sib over to Bembridge yesterday had a great day
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Thanks everyone for the great info big help I think it would be great if it was at least a 15 hp going to have a look at it tomorrow will have a look at engine to see if can be moded. Will let you know. Thumbs!!
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