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Old 15 August 2019, 07:34   #1
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Hi

I am thinking of getting into boating and want to buy a SIB and outboard.

After reading quite a bit of info, I'm swaying towards a Honwave t32 with a 10hp outboard.

What are people's thoughts on that set up? The boat will be used with myself, my wife and my 12 year old daughter on board, in lakes and occasional sea use.

Also, does anyone have any info on lakes, reservoirs or rivers I can use it on, near me? I live close to Burnley in Lancashire.

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Old 15 August 2019, 08:31   #2
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Hello and welcome to the forum.

That Honwave with a 10hp is a decent SIB combo. Some would say perhaps go larger for the sea but if you buy wisely now then an upgrade is sometimes best done with a year's experience so you know what you want out of it.

Are you looking new or used? There's a trustworthy member on here selling a Honwave 3.2 at a very good price such that you could use it for a year and easily get your money back selling on Ebay if you decided you wanted something different.

I also know of a trusted guy on another forum who's selling a used 9.9hp in very clean condition.

Those two deals would get you on the water for little over 1000 (plus lifejackets and safety kit).

New such a combo would be around 2800 plus the safety kit.
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Old 15 August 2019, 08:55   #3
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Hi Fenlander

Thanks for the welcome and reply.

I was looking at getting new but if I could get it for around the price you're suggesting, I would be very interested. Does the boat come with all the accessories as it does when new?

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Old 15 August 2019, 09:07   #4
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Those two deals would get you on the water for little over 1000 (plus lifejackets and safety kit).
Safety kit?

I am going to book on a powerboat level 2 course before I use the boat so don't be alarmed that I'm unsure of what the safety kit consists of
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Old 15 August 2019, 09:14   #5
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Probably... oars and seat for certain... more importantly it comes with the HD transom launch wheels that cost at least 150 extra.

Edit: Actually seems the wheel kit is 190 at min and up to 236 extra.

Contact Michael and ask if of any interest... https://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/h...rce=ios_social

He posts as Yabadabadoo on here... see post #677 on page 14 of this thread...

http://www.rib.net/forum/f50/sibs-sp...tml#post800359

He really wouldn't mind if you chatted to him then decided on new.

It may be you fancy something shiny and new in which case no problem but Michaels Honwave is worth a thought because it's very rare folks end up with the right SIB/boat first time and for example if you spend 3000 inc safety kit on all new and hated boating you could lose 600-1000 selling on.
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Old 15 August 2019, 09:17   #6
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Safety kit... have a look at this thread...

http://www.rib.net/forum/f50/what-ki...b-42712-3.html

… with my kit shown in images from post #147 to #152. Bear in mind I carry loads more than needed but it gives some ideas to ask about.
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Old 15 August 2019, 09:36   #7
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Thanks for the info, there's a lot to think about. I think I am edging towards a new boat and possibly a good used outboard.

Is the Honwave t32 a good boat for inflating/deflating after each use?

How do I find out about places to use the boat local to me?
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Old 15 August 2019, 09:57   #8
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True... from a standing start loads to consider. Yes you can save near on 1000 buying a clean used outboard (which will look close to new and perform similarly) compared with current new prices... but new vs used Honwave 3.2 may only save perhaps 300.

Yes the Honwave 3.2 which has a high pressure air floor is in the range of easy to set up SIBs... the ones with alloy, wood or composite hard floors are harder to assemble and weigh more.
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Old 15 August 2019, 09:59   #9
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Best idea for locations to boat inland is to start a new thread in the Inflatables section with that question in the title.

Also I often just look at Google maps for rivers/lakes in an area then Google with the word boating added to the waterway name to see what info there is.
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Old 15 August 2019, 10:05   #10
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What about the lake district... Ullswater?

Look at post #16 on this thread...

http://www.rib.net/forum/f64/old-boy...ure-81839.html
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Old 15 August 2019, 10:32   #11
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The best advice you will get on here is from Fenlander as you will most probably have guessed. If however you are going to go new I would go for the Honwave T38 over the T32. They are very different boats.
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Old 15 August 2019, 10:53   #12
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Hi Bigplums
Yes Fenlander has been very helpful. The reason I edged towards the t32 is due to the fact I’ll be transporting in the boot of my car mostly and. Inflating/deflating on site.
Is the t38 as good when using in this way?
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Old 15 August 2019, 11:10   #13
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The T38 is about 4" larger in all three dimension when packed up and 10lbs heavier. Also folks often have problems getting the T38 packed to anything like the original pack dimensions it came in. This can be crucial if it will not fit widthways across the loadspace and you need to start folding seats... may or may not be an issue for you depending on vehicle.

Be aware new there are currently several faulty T38s being supplied new and requiring return to dealer for replacement. Ones of around 2016 or earlier seem unaffected.

No doubt it's more roomy and better in a sea but... beware mission creep. Because a T38 is better suited to a 15/20hp motor it brings in the will I manage with a 10hp or should I go straight for a larger one. Soon we'll have you spending near on 4000 at new prices for a T38, 20hp efi motor and launch wheels etc... and you might not take to boating.
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Have a look at this thread It is a real possibility for you as a start up. I have one of the 3.2's in this thread as well as a T38. The 3.2 on this thread was where I started and this one is a very very good price

http://www.rib.net/forum/f50/good-value-sib-82119.html

The Southampton Boat show is coming up September and might be worth a visit for you. Great day out and loads to look at in the area you are thinking of
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Old 15 August 2019, 13:44   #15
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Cheers guys, thanks very much for your help
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