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New Member - Brighton

Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:15 pm

Hey just ordered a new SIB a Honwave T38IE2 & 20hp Honda.

Will be beach launching in area mainly for shore fishing with my 20 plus year old son.

Live locally only few mins from beach

Any tips welcome

Re: New Member - Brighton

Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:42 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum :welcome
Great sib is the T38 and it should go very well with the Honda on the back,
Make sure the floor is properly inflated to 0.8 bar or it's not a great ride, I use a Bravo BTP12 electric pump which is probably the best pump around for the Honwave floor, and make sure you get a decent heavy duty pair of launch wheels

Re: New Member - Brighton

Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:52 pm

Thanks for welcome and tips,

Ordering from EBC, with launch wheels, have the Bravo BTP12 electric pump un my shortlist.
Read the reviews and few problems if under-inflated.

have some experience with a zodiac and 20hp of coast north of Vancouver in my youth,
getting this so I can enjoy some fishing and adventures with my son before I get too old

Looks like I have to wait for the engine its on order, may look at the Suzuki instead.
Not sure if I need a 20 but they are the same weight as the 15s

Re: New Member - Brighton

Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:57 pm

Hi there acidcloud and :welcome to the forum

Agree with PaulB, you've a great setup there and correct pressures are the key for its best performance :thumbsup
There's a few fellow members fairly local to your location so keep an eye on the Events section if you fancy some boating in company :idea:
Great community on here all willing to share info so please join in :chat
Welcome aboard
:cheers

Re: New Member - Brighton

Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:04 am

acidcloud wrote: Looks like I have to wait for the engine its on order, may look at the Suzuki instead.
Not sure if I need a 20 but they are the same weight as the 15s

With the Suzi weighing in a 44kg and all the excellent feed back I'd go that route if it were me :|
Ease of use is the key to more time on the water :thumbsup if it becomes a 'faff' then you'll not use it as much :(
Just my 2p
:cheers

Re: New Member - Brighton

Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:06 am

:welcome aboard acidcloud :thumbsup
I'm somewhat of a T38 fan too being a former owner.
I only ever experienced a floor issue when i had a slightly leaking valve, a quick easy cheap repair (valve replacement) cured the problem.

acidcloud wrote:Looks like I have to wait for the engine its on order, may look at the Suzuki instead.
Not sure if I need a 20 but they are the same weight as the 15s


I'm afaraid to admit i'm a Suzuki fan too :lol:
The DF15 and the DF20 are both the same weight at 44kg, a very nice outboard indeed. The carb version was pretty nifty, the efi model is something else!
I'm certainly not knocking the Honda or any other of the mainstream outboards, but Suzuki is the lightest in its class and very very economical & quiet.

Enjoy the forum, we've a great bunch of fellow boaters on here that are all willing to chip in and help wherever and whenever possible, So if you need a little advice, just yell :help

Martin :cheers

Re: New Member - Brighton

Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:38 am

Hey guys thanks for feedback, I am told the Honda 15 / 20 are only 42kg but heard they sometimes have problem with cam pully braking.
Should hear tomorrow on what motors EBC will get in over next week then make my final decision.
difficult decision Honda is doing deal til mid July, Suzuki is more expensive

Re: New Member - Brighton

Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:39 am

But I do have my 6ft 6 son who will do all heavy lifting

Re: New Member - Brighton

Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:53 am

Just for info, checked Honda Marine website and weight is 47kg http://marine.honda.com/outboards/motor-detail/BF15-20 which is lighter than previous models but still heavy! and not 42kg :idea:

Re: New Member - Brighton

Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:56 am

Ahhh, you beat me to it Paul :asskick
I got it at 47kg dry weight too.
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