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Old 04 January 2020, 12:20   #1
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Need recommendation on Honda 10HP/15HP on inflatables

Iím Florin, I currently own two small inflatable boats Achilles : SR-124 (3.75m, max. 35 HP) and SJ-110 (3.35m, max. 15 HP).

I would need an outboard that fits both. I don't have a trailer, so I have to transport both the motor and the boat in my car. I am interested in a Honda outboard, 4-stroke, with 10 or 15 HP.

- Does anyone have experience with these engines on small inflatables ? Are they reliable, easy to maintain ?
- Would you advise to buy a second hand one ? (found some offers from 2005-2013, ranging from 1200 to 2000 EUR)
- Would you advise to get rather the 10HP or 15 HP for my boat? I noticed that there is no great difference in weight (42 vs 46.5 kg) or consumption.

Thanks in advance for your recommendations & advice !
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Old 04 January 2020, 14:57   #2
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I would go 15 hp personally
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Old 05 January 2020, 08:42   #3
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Thank you, Jeff - any idea on the consumption difference please?

Do you know if there is a large technical/efficiency difference between Honda four-stroke engines from 10-15 years ago and recent ones (3-5 yrs ago)?
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Fuel wise with the 15 you can throttle back and not flog the engine so much the same i would think.
Never owned an honda i would think the newer engines will have some upgrades i do know that the strarter cord had some problems shearing off not sure if that was older engines though. Personally i would go newer if honda suits you.
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