Greetings, while searching on SIBS before buying my Honwave 3.8 air deck i came across this place and thought i would register. Found some very interesting posts on the Honwave.
I have a Maxum 1750 bowrider with 3.0L inboard as well which has been my pride and joy for the last 4 years. I keep it drystacked for 3-4 months of the year which drains me of around 270 quid per month. I just decided that for the weekends it gets used the stacking cost along with fuel is just way too much for my pocket.
Im in my late 40's now but started on the water years ago in a small Achilles with 4HP merc on it, could just about get it onto a plane on my own. The Honwave seems to be leagues ahead in design etc and i plan on swapping the 5 HP Honda engine it came with to a 25HP Honda.
I saw i video on here of someone out on the Solent in their Honwave in a chop that looked like it would be a challenge for my bowrider and it handled it with ease!
So thats about it from me, looking forward to my 1st trip out, hope it will be this season, but still have my boat in the stack, due to collect it this weekend. As the SIB will fit under the leanto around the side of the house, i think once i sell the Maxum next spring ill get a trailor and the new engine and get back to the spray in my face. I think i read the Honda 25 will do around 25 mph? will be a lot slower than the maxum, but should feel quicker as lower to the water, just wont be able to chase the seajet to the isle of Wight