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Honda 15HP OB

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Dose anybody use a Honda 15HP outboard moter, I would love opinions.

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I have a 95 Honda 15. Absolutely love it and one of the best motors I have ever used. I use it as a kicker in the summer and my duck boat motor in the fall. Starts and runs in any weather, even below zero just fine (average 3 pulls). Takes a real beating too smile.gif
I've heard a lot of problems with other 4-stroke motors in cold weather, but this Honda starts better than any motor I have seen. There is no such thing as "cold blooded" with this engine. Hope this helps.

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CD! How big is your duck boat and about how fast does the 15 take you? I really liked the gear shift lever on the one I looked at, I was looking at the electric start. Also I've heard of the tiller handles breaking?

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I have a 14' shallow duck boat and it really hauls, maybe 15+ mph. It jumps on plane in a second and it does not porpoise the boat, believe it or not. I also use it in the rivers in the summer too and I have hit a lot of logs, rocks, etc. and the Honda just keeps going....

It is a heavy motor so I have to use a transom saver bracket when the boat is on the trailer. The transom on my boat is weak.

The gear shift is great. I have never heard of problems with the tiller handle, and really I don't see how they would break. The tiller is well constructed! I really beat the living heck out of this motor. You won't be disappointed if you buy it. Also, electric start is not really necessary (unless it is a remote and kicker motor only) because mine always starts in 1-3 pulls.

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CD, I think we have the same boat. 14' jon w/ weak transom. That's what I have, ha ha.
I have been thinking of upgrading from my appleby 14 x 36 to a 14' x 50" because I thought the boat would be to heavy with a new 4 stroke. Right now I have a 3.6hp elgin and its painfully slow. But I do like small boats. I have already replaced almost all the rivets in the boat w/ 1/4" trusshead screws and nylock nuts and sealed them with rtv. The ones I did 4 years ago are still holding good but this fall I noticed that the rivets on the back of my back seat had broken loose, good thing I covered all the rivets that were left with epoxy so there was not even a leak.

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