honda motor

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 13, 2005 at 16:53
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giday all
i am thinking of buying a honda 2hp.four stroke outboard to use on a11ft.punt,has anyone had any thing to do with em',if so what is your opinion
regards toohey.
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Mar 13, 2005 at 17:54

Sunday, Mar 13, 2005 at 17:54
Is Honda 4stroke, Is good

enough said.
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Follow Up By: Member - toohey - Sunday, Mar 13, 2005 at 18:32

Sunday, Mar 13, 2005 at 18:32
thanks bonz
what i liked about the little donk,is no water pump,air cooled&only12kg.
regards toohey
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Reply By: ozi explorer - Sunday, Mar 13, 2005 at 18:55

Sunday, Mar 13, 2005 at 18:55
Recently purchased a 4hp 2 stroke yamy, decided and heard a bit more robust than a 4 stroke (other words can treat them a bit ruffer without worring about where the oil is going in them), cheaper, a tad lighter etc.

All depends what you want it for.
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Reply By: porlsprado - Sunday, Mar 13, 2005 at 21:58

Sunday, Mar 13, 2005 at 21:58
don't own but have researched and apparently, tell me if i am wrong, with four stokes (any size) but pertinent to small ones cause they are convenient, you're not i think meant to carry them on certain angles, like certain ways sideways, cause although small enough to chuck in the back the vent for oil can cause spillage and of course no oil in a 4 stroke means no engine (well not for long). Whereas two stokes, of course, don't store their oil cause its in the fuel so you can carry at any angle.

Just worth considering if your punt was gonna go on the roof and you were thinking of dumping the outboard in the back.
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Reply By: Big Woody - Sunday, Mar 13, 2005 at 22:23

Sunday, Mar 13, 2005 at 22:23
Hey Toohey,

I would go for the Honda 4 stroke mate. They are an excellent little engine that is quiet, reliable and has excellent resale value. I have a 10 hp Honda on my trailer sailer and I would never consider anything else now. I use about a quarter of the fuel that I used with an 8hp 2 stroke Johnson over the same distance.

It is also worth considering that in the not too distant future, 2006 I think, 2 strokes are going to be banned from green zones and I imagine they might also include freshwater creeks and dams because of the emissions and the oils that are sent straight out through the exhaust into the water.

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Follow Up By: V8troopie - Monday, Mar 14, 2005 at 02:09

Monday, Mar 14, 2005 at 02:09
Brett, you can bet that your water cooled honda 10Hp O/B is a lot quieter than the air cooled 2Hp that the original poster questioned about.

I was looking at one for my dinghy but the noise factor and 4 stroke finniky ruled out this little motor.
Now, If only I could fit a Honda 10Hp into the motor well of my T/S, I'd have on tomorrow :-)

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Follow Up By: Big Woody - Monday, Mar 14, 2005 at 08:04

Monday, Mar 14, 2005 at 08:04
Hi Klaus,

That is a good point mate. I had forgotten that the smaller Honda's were air-cooled.

By the way, are you the same Klaus that I see on the TSP chat room?
If you are, my member ID at TSP is lighthouse_69

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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Monday, Mar 14, 2005 at 18:28

Monday, Mar 14, 2005 at 18:28

I think the 2HP will prove to be way underpowered for your 11 footer.

I have a 3.4m aluminum V-nose punt and push it along with either:-
15HP 2-stroke Mercury:- ideally suited to the boat with 3 adults in it. Gets to the plane quickly and hooks along at up to 40k/h if I need to.

Also have a 4HP 4-stroke Mariner. This is OK to chug along an inland lake, or waterway, but it hardly gets the boat on the plane with 2 adults in it. Yes it's quiet and economical but I wouldn't like anything with less power.

I don't think there would be a lot of price difference between a 2, 4, or even 8 HP motor.
Just depends on what your expectations are!


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