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Old 19 December 2006, 08:03   #1
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Not many Honda 150's why?

The Honda 150 fourstroke dosen't appear to be very popular on RIB's, why?
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Old 19 December 2006, 08:24   #2
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The Honda 150 fourstroke dosen't appear to be very popular on RIB's, why?
Too heavy and a bit long-in-the-tooth?

They do look great as a twin setup, don't they though.
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Not the Old 130 one but the current one they use in the 150 Formula fourstroke racing
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have a chat with pacer marine as they love em and have sold quite a few i believe
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There 150 is a great engine, works on the Honda V-Tech very smooth....
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We got our 150 v-tec from pacer marine along with the boat, it is an absolutely fantastic engine, never ever had a problem with it, and the fuel economy is great. With a four blade prop we can cruise at 25mph burning 18 litres an hour. I think it looks great too and Kevin from Pacer seems to shift a fair few so they must be pretty good.

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I think it's down to image - I thought the Honda was a heavy old lump as well but it's the same weight as the Suzuki 150 - having said that it's also the same weight as my 225 suzuki but that's 2 strokes for you!!!

Most of the commercial boys around us use the Hondas which says a lot for reliability - they also look nice and sleek in Silver so why they stick them on fishing boats and not opn pleasure craft is beyond me.

I think the only way Honda will break this image is to change the styling totally so people actually KNOW when a new engine comes out!!!
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I must say that I never really considered one, but the more I look into it the more attractive this option appears. I just might buy a Christmas pressie for myself. Now to email Osprey.
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Can't say, everyone will want one
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Ooh Tell me more Debs?
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Andy - be careful! A couple of Honda 225 V-tec four-stroke owners have had disasterous experiences with water entering the cylinders. I don't know if this is likely to affect 150 hp engines. I have a suspicion that the reason is the low exhaust port.
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My mate has one on his boat, very quiet, and he reckons a great engine. He also got a very good deal on it at the last boatshow but one.
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