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Old 09-15-2019, 09:22 AM
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Yes the Tohatsu's are a viable option if repowering,as running gear is included.They are the older model Honda's but at the price who cares if proven reliable and bullet proof.
True. I went with a 250 Tohatsu for the Honda reliability, fuel burn and especially price. Mr. iFishMD, I've been happy with the 17 pitch Turning Point OS prop over the 19 pitch Honda prop on my 23 SeaCraft, large surface area and 15.6" diameter. You are pushing a lot more boat than I am so I would think a 15 pitch is good. I'm getting well over 3.2 mpg and in some cases with a light load 4.0 mpg. Good luck!!
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Engine is breaking in some. In calm water I can regularly see 2.2nmpg -2.4nmpg (2.53mpg - 2.76mpg) with bottom paint, 2 adults and regular fishing load. I have seen as high as 2.5nmpg (2.88mpg) running across shallow water. In rough seas I do see as low as 1.8nmpg - 2.0 nmpg (2.07mpg - 2.3mpg)


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Hey Greg,What Charts are You using?
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Hey Greg,What Charts are You using?
Furuno's standard charts. It is a Furuno TZT2. I do use depth shading to enhance them some.
Old 09-30-2019, 09:00 AM
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you may also think about 4-blade props as well... (I did on my Grady White Seafarer with BF225, much quicker planning, better fuel consumption, better handling&turning)
Old 04-17-2020, 12:39 PM
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How are you liking the new Honda so far? Just had our 2002 honda 225 fail on us, more than likely corrosion from lack of use, bought it year or 2 ago with only 600 hours and put 200 on it in the first year we had it, but now we need to repower. Does anyone have any complaints about their Honda's? I can't seem to find any info besides the older ones corroding out which seems to be a positive that they aren't blowing up everywhere.
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I love my Honda. I trust the brand more than any on the market to always start. It doesnt have the fancy gauges or digital throttle and shift but the motor always runs. I am approaching 300 hours on the new 2019 225 and it performs excellent. (remember I had 3500 hours on my last Honda and it never left me stranded) You will love the newer, beefier lower unit with the 2.0:1 lower. I typically see at around 2.0NMPG (2.3 mpg) with a full charter load (4 or 5 adults plus me and all my gear, ice, etc. ) when it is just me and my son with regular load on board I typically see up to 2.3NMPG (2.65 mpg)



Running with just me and my son


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Awesome, glad to hear its running good, thanks for the reply 👍 that's just what we want, something reliable we can trust so guess we'll be putting on another Honda
Old 04-17-2020, 07:58 PM
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I have never owned a Honda but feel like they are good engines. From time to time on HT, I read about corrosion issues and my neighbor just replaced his BF150 because of a hole in his block. He bought a F150. He didn’t have a lot of hours on his motor but it was, I think, a 2006 model. USCG folks put a lot of hours on their Honda motors, for example, but they put them on pretty quick same as the Yamahas on the Charlotte Water Taxis. All in all, no perfect engines.
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I have twin tohatsu 250s. One year now and zero problems. The push a 10000 boat up to 42 mph and start every time. Fuel efficiency is fantastic. I also saved money with their pricing.
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I have two friends who regularly get HIGH hours out of their Honda outboards. One being a commercial crabber who just repowered his boat (same as mine). He had over 8000 hours on his 2005 Honda 225 Contact Us. I also have a full time guide friend who sees 6000 hours of hard run and gun fishing on a single 250 before repowering. www.walleypete.com

I fully expect to get another 10 years and 4000-5000 hour before I think about repowering again.


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