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gizzi posted 09-09-2003 04:42 PM ET (US)   Profile for gizzi   Send Email to gizzi  
Is Honda a good make of engine for outboard?
Tom2697 posted 09-09-2003 05:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom2697  Send Email to Tom2697     
You are going to open a can of worms with this post!

Some members love them...others think any outboard other than what they have is junk...

I haven't heard anything bad about their motors other than they are heavy...

If you are looking to buy one you need to ask some more specific questions. For instance, how many hours does the motor have? And, what type of use did it have (salt vs. fresh water, recreational vs. commercial, stored on a trailer vs. at a dock, etc)?

quickfarms posted 09-10-2003 04:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for quickfarms  Send Email to quickfarms     
To the best of my knowledge Honda does not currently make a 35 and has not made one since 1996 or 1997 but the do offer a kit to detune a 50 to 35. So if you are buying this engine I would look closely at it to determine what it really is.
arnereil posted 09-10-2003 04:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for arnereil  Send Email to arnereil     
I had a 35 hp and thought it was noisy at mid-throttle (like a bad rod bearing). i had it checked out and was told it was normal. I never loved the engine.

Another interesting thing was the specs for the newer 30, 40, 50 hp showed the same cc's and weight. So, i asked the dealer why the huge difference in price when all it was was different heads, carbs, cams... nothing that really added cost as the same parts existed in all engines.... his response was 'you are paying for horsepower'. To me, honda was sticking to people.... basically the same engine costing a couple of grand more. at least they could have thrown in a few extra cc's so i would think i had a different engine.....

Other than that, i have a honda van, scooter, snowblower and 2 hp outboard (10 years old and still ticking like a watch). I do really like the 2 hp.....

jameso posted 09-11-2003 12:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for jameso  Send Email to jameso     
Hate to get in the Ford vs. Chevy thing here.
I currently have a 50 HP Honda on a 15 SS LTD and like it. Probably would not have paid the price for a new one but I got a 'deal' on a 99.
Jim Armstrong

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