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the landshark
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Post by the landshark » 04 Jan 2018, 12:39

Hi, my names Jim, in Cork.
I have been on here a few times for a look and decided to sign up.
I just replaced my Zodiac MK2c futura with a Honwave T40.
The Zodiac, while being a great boat, had its floor come away from the tubes last summer.
I have a Mariner 15 4 stroke, a tohatsu 6 4stroke, a honda 2 4 stroke, and an old aspera 2 stroke thing that i must restore.
I just spent Christmas building myself a trailer so now launching will be faster and will hopefully mean i get more use out of the boat this year.
Thanks for having me
Jim.

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Si Crowe
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Re: Noob

Post by Si Crowe » 04 Jan 2018, 14:49

ello,

welcome on board!

Shame about the futura!!! awesome boats those are! still, the honwave is loved by many so good choice there.
If it has t*ts, tyres or floats......it's gonna cost ya!

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Paul B
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Post by Paul B » 04 Jan 2018, 17:10

Hi Jim. And welcome to the forum from a fellow Honwave owner. Cracking sibs :welcome
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chris moody
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Post by chris moody » 04 Jan 2018, 17:55

Welcome from another Honwave owner.
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warder54
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Post by warder54 » 04 Jan 2018, 20:05

Welcome Jim - have fun here and on the water
Why am I here - I should be in my boat fishing!!
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Post by the landshark » 04 Jan 2018, 20:59

I haven't given up on the futura exactly, it could be fixed but temperature and humidity levels here are not good for big reglueing jobs.
Thanks for the warm welcome anyway.

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Paul
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Post by Paul » 04 Jan 2018, 21:47

Hi Jim and :welcome to the forum and thanks for the introduction :thumbsup

Good sturdy and very capable those T40's with a good following on here and hopefully trouble free ref your comment:

"The Zodiac, while being a great boat, had its floor come away from the tubes last summer" hopefully you had the warming signs of taking on water prior to the failure and this situation wasn't dangerous at the time ..... I've been out with other Zodiacs experiencing glue failure and it can be a little worrying dependant on where the failure occurs and the sea state at the time :|
Good to have you aboard :drive
:cheers

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Re: Noob

Post by the landshark » 04 Jan 2018, 22:42

Paul wrote:Hi Jim and :welcome to the forum and thanks for the introduction :thumbsup

Good sturdy and very capable those T40's with a good following on here and hopefully trouble free ref your comment:

"The Zodiac, while being a great boat, had its floor come away from the tubes last summer" hopefully you had the warming signs of taking on water prior to the failure and this situation wasn't dangerous at the time ..... I've been out with other Zodiacs experiencing glue failure and it can be a little worrying dependant on where the failure occurs and the sea state at the time :|
Good to have you aboard :drive
:cheers
TBH it was pretty hairy, took a big wave over the stern off Slyne Head and the weight of water pushed the floor out at the bow.
It separated about a metre back on both sides right to the front, it's an old boat ('96) but the glue seemed good.
Once i had retrieved my anchor and pulled the floor inside it ran fine for the four miles back to the launching point.
I was running downwind in a force 5 with a tohatsu 6, not really fast enough for the conditions but it is a lovely economical, lightweight motor for fishing with.
I bought the Honwave with a Mariner 15 so I don't get caught that way again.
In a following sea I find the safest place is climbing the back of a wave, the tohatsu was too slow to do that so I was surfing the swells (2-3 metre) when one broke over the stern.
Conditions change fast off the west coast and you can get caught out easily. Thankfully inflatables are bloody hard to sink.

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pugwash2
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Re: Noob

Post by pugwash2 » 04 Jan 2018, 22:50

hi jim,
welcome to our little community and welcome to Honda honwave I love my honwave as iam sure you will,
I have family in clara tullamore and banagher they are all mad fishermen boaters just like me,
I hope you like the site.

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Martin
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Re: Noob

Post by Martin » 05 Jan 2018, 00:06

Hi here Jim, Welcome to the forum :thumbsup
Sad news about he zodiac, but you’ve certainly got yourself a great replacement.

Enjoy the new purchase and hopefully the forum too :D

Martin :cheers
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