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Honda Outboard Motors

Honda Outboard Motors

Yacht Chandlers Conwy are Honda Dealers, we are dedicated to giving customer a quality service while keeping cost down.To see our products browse through our Honda Outboard Motors Range which is supported by our access to genuine Honda Parts and Honda Outboard Spares.

If you have questions while browsing for your new engine, please call us on 01492 572777 or Contact Us with your questions.

Buy A Honda Outboard Motor From Yacht Chandlers

Buy your Honda Outboard Motor with confidence from Network Yacht Chandlers Conwy. Click on the links below to view our deals on Honda Outboard Motors - We offer low cost prices, technical support and friendly advice in order to help your choose and buy the right Honda Outboard Motor for your boat. As a main Honda Marine dealer all our outboard engines include a full PDI (Pre-Delivery Inspection) free advice on the operation of your motor and servicing. We stock genuine Honda parts & accessories. You can even pay on-line and collect your engine from our Chandlery to save delivery costs.

Not sure which Honda engine is right for you?

Drop us an e-mail or pick up the phone and we'll give you the facts and advice to enable you to make the right decision when buying an outboard motor. If it's parts or accessories you're after, use our request form to give us the information we need and we'll get you the part you need.

Honda 2.3 - 10hp outboard motors
Honda 15 - 30hp outboard motors
Honda 40 - 90hp outboard motors
Honda 175 - 225hp outboard motors
About Honda Outboard Motors

About Honda Outboard Motors

Outboard engines have evolved over the last few decades. Gone are the noisy 2-stroke outboards of old. Almost all conventional outboard engines are now 4-stroke and use technology similar to that found in modern car or motorcycle engines to achieve phenomenal efficiency, torque, economy, performance & reliability.

The Honda Outboard Motors range can be viewed by clicking this link.

Our range of Honda outboard motors offer exceptional levels of performance, some models being the lightest in their class. All Honda outboard engines offer industry-leading economy and reliability. At the forefront of engine technology in all their divisions, Honda use advanced engine control devices and super lightweight components to give a more satisfying and comfortable ride for the customer.

Honda outboard motors have evolved over the last few decades. Gone are the Noisy 2-stroke outboards of old and almost all conventional outboard engines are now 4-stroke and use technology similar to that found in modern car or motorcycle engines to achieve phenomenal efficiency, torque, economy, performance & reliability. The Honda Outboard Motors range can be viewed by clicking this link. Honda Outboard Motors benefit from blast technologies. Blast technology increases torque at the low end to achieve planeing at an earlier point. After the initial blast of power that pops a boat onto the plane quickly the outboard motor then goes into a "Lean Burn" mode, offering substantial gains in fuel economy.
Honda Outboards, Spares & Parts

Honda Outboards, Spares & Parts

Honda outboard motors have a proven performance and reliability, established over 35 years.

Honda parts & spares are readily available for your engine - from oil filters to Honda branded engine covers, just give us your engine details and we'll supply the part you need. Your Honda engine will give you unsurpassed reliability, if you need parts we offer only genuine Honda parts to our customers.

Honda are renowned for providing the best products, ensuring minimum impact to the environment. Honda have the most comprehensive worldwide after sales and back-up service in the industry.

Your enjoyment is paramount to us, by choosing Honda products, we know that we are helping you choose a safe and reliable product.

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More About Honda

The introduction of the first Honda 4-stroke outboard engine in America was way back over 40 years ago. Even then, Honda outboards were well ahead of their time. Today they lead the way in outboard engineering innovation with precision engineered engines built to remarkable standards. It is no surprise then that Honda has become the largest engine manufacturer in the world, with a passion for perfection spread throughout the company. When we chose an engine here at Network Chandlers we had no doubt that Honda outboards would lead the way. Honda also supports cutting edge research that is continually yielding more firsts in robotics, hydrogen fuel cells, racing technology and new types of lightweight jet engines. Is it any wonder that Honda outboards are so technologically advanced?

But don't take our word for it! Ask the National Marine Manufacturer's Association who have awarded Honda Marine "Best in Customer Satisfaction" awards for four years in a row. Now Honda outboard motors come as standard with a 6 year warranty.

When choosing a power source for your boat, Honda outboard motors deliver the power, fuel efficiency and reliability that will enhance your boating experience for many years to come.
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Choosing the right Horsepower

Choosing the right Horsepower

Choosing the right horsepower engine for your boat is crucial to ensuring a safe and balanced boating package. In most cases there is a choice of engine size for a particular hull with a minimum and a maximum rating within the safety guidelines. These recommendations should be strictly observed.

Whilst horsepower is a direct measure of the power of the engine, be aware that the power-to-weight ratios of the engine is something that makes the Honda engine range leaders in their class. By increasing the horsepower of an engine, you will also alter the weight that is sitting on the aft of your transom which can severely affect the handling of your boat. Also consider that Honda rate their engines horsepower at the propeller shaft of the gearbox, a much truer reflection of their actual performance than the older way of measuring the horsepower at the engine itself.

A real danger exists in choosing the horsepower of a boat to engine configuration. Excess power can mean excess weight: hulls have been known to break up, or refuse to turn one way. At full power they have been known to flip over backwards or ride on their chime and capsize.

Hulls of similar length, but of different design and purpose, may well be fitted with different sized engines. The power recommendation for one 5.5m boat may be between 90 and 200 hp; on another craft between 75 and 115. One may be designed for speed, the other for cruising.

The first thing to check is the maximum horsepower rating of your boat that should be clearly stated on the VIN or HIN plate on the boat which is usually somewhere toward the aft of the vessel - often with the CE marking plate and load capacity details. This will give you the limit of horsepower for your craft which should not be exceeded for obvious safety reasons. Depending on the type of craft (sports/planning/cruising/fishing/inflatable/sailing), your choice will usually be close to, but normally under, this figure. For example, a 6 metre Sports boat with a maximum horsepower rating of 110hp, may well be suited to a 90hp engine, whereas a small dory craft with a maximum hp rating of 25hp, may well be adequately powered by a 10hp engine, depending on its use.

General guidelines are as follows:

  • 2.3hp - Tenders Only

  • 5hp - Larger inflatables and rigid hulled craft under 3.5m

  • 8hp & 10hp - Planing sports boats under 4m, cruising/fishing craft under 4.3m, sailing craft
  • 15hp & 20hp - Planing Sports boats/RIBs under 4.3m, Cruising/Fishing craft under 4.5m

  • 25hp & 30hp - Planing Sports boats/RIBs under 5m, Cruising/Fishing craft under 4.5m

  • 40hp & 50hp - Planing Sports boats/RIBs under 5.5m, Cruising/Fishing craft under 5.5m

  • 75hp & 90hp - Planing Sports boats/RIBs under 6.5m, Cruising/Fishing craft under 6.5m

  • 115hp + Above - for craft 7 metres in length and over, we advise that specialist technical advice is sought as many factors will affect your choice of engine. Call us for assistance.

  • If you are not sure of what you may require, bearing in mind the implications of rigging & controls, shaft length etc., please feel free to phone or e-mail us and we can advise you of your options.

    We are happy to offer a commission and installation service at greatly reduced costs. Contact us to learn more.

    Choosing a Starting System

    There are two different starting systems you can have on an outboard, recoil and electric. Some smaller engines are only available with recoil starters, purely because the weight and complexity of the system would not be feasible for an electric start. Likewise, the torque necessary to start a very large engine would similarly prohibit a manual recoil start. Fortunately, the manual recoil start on modern Honda outboards bears little resemblance to the traditional picture of pull-starting and engine with teeth gritted and fingers crossed. Due to advances in engine management and choke systems, Honda outboards are as easy to start as they are fun to own.

    The two modes are briefly explained below.

    Recoil Start

    Recoil start is a manual process, this works by the user pulling a starter cord that is attached to the engine that leads to a start in the engine cycles. The advantage of a recoil start is that it reduces the weight of components, is lower in acquisition cost and removes the need to carry a battery on board for engine starting. Recoil start is normally found on smaller horsepower engines where less effort is required.

    Honda Four Strokes are very easy to start this way, our new BF8 and 10 have been uniquely designed to start first time with only a one-handed pull on the cord, taking the effort out of this starting system.

    Electric start

    As it sounds, the engine is connected to a battery and starts on the turn of a key on a control box- just as you would have on a car. This is a standard feature on all our engines greater than 30 horsepower. Electric start is also an option on the rest of the range as low as 8 horsepower. Our smaller horsepower models feature tiller handled electric start that works from a button on the tiller arm rather than through a remote control box.

    Electric start models require a battery to make them operate. The battery is not included in the package, but can be supplied if your boat does not already have one.

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    Engine Installation

    Engine Installation

    The installation of your engine is critical to its ability to perform its function on your boat. At best, an improperly installed engine will have limited performance, and higher fuel consumption. A worst case scenario could result in the engine disappearing off the back of the boat altogether

    Ensure that the horsepower of the engine is within recommendations and that the length of the shaft is correct for your boat (see above).Once these factors are confirmed, the installation can commence.


    Install the outboard at the stern on the centre line of the transom (See diagram). Ensure that the boat is well balanced.

    As a general rule the outboard should be installed so the anti-cavitation plate is parallel to the bottom of the boat. The water level must be at least 100mm (3.9 inches) above the anti-cavitation plate with the motor not running, otherwise the water pump may not receive sufficient cooling water, and the engine will overheat. If the height is too low, the idle port could go underwater, causing engine damage or hard starting.

    Motor Attachment

    Motor Attachment

    While operating the boat, check the tightness of the clamp screws occasionally; Re-check after first 15 minutes running during each use. Tie a strong rope through the hole on the stern bracket and secure the other end of the rope to the boat; This will prevent accidental loss of your engine;

    Attach the stern bracket to the transom and tighten the clamp screws
    If the outboard requires bolts follow the diagram above. Apply a silicon sealant to the outboard motor mounting holes
    Set the outboard on the boat and secure with the bolts washers and lock nuts
    Propellers | Information

    Propellers | Information

    The propeller delivers the thrust to push the hull of the boat through the water. The size, shape and number of blades on the propeller will have to be selected to suit the size of engine and the shape and weight of the hull if the boat is to reach the design speed.

    Choosing the right propeller will give:
  • A comfortable ride
  • High performance
  • Higher speeds
  • Economic fuel consumption
  • Optimum engine rpm
  • Better acceleration

  • If the wrong propeller is fitted you get:
  • A bumpy ride
  • Lazy performance
  • Inferior speeds
  • Problems planning
  • Higher fuel consumption
  • Poor engine rpm
  • Restrained acceleration

  • Generally, on smaller horsepower outboards the standard propeller that is supplied with the engine is suitable for most applications. If a different propeller is needed Honda have a range of propellers available - e-mail or phone us if you need assistance.

    On larger horsepower engines the propeller will need to be matched directly with your boat and application. Our largest engines are supplied with a choice of aluminium propellers.

    In case of unforeseen circumstances it makes sound marine sense to carry a spare propeller at all times.

    Points to take into consideration when choosing alternative propellers include:
  • Type of boating you do (fishing, water-skiing, cruising, inland navigation)
  • The size and weight of your boat
  • Your Honda engine horsepower
  • The performance you expect to achieve

  • Pitch and diameter

    Getting the correct pitch and diameter of your prop will depend on the boat and engine combination.

    Pitch-Imagine a corkscrew turning and driving itself into the cork of a bottle. Each full rotation will drive it down the distance that it takes the tip of a section of the blade to complete a rotation of 360 degrees. Take any propeller and stand it on a flat surface. Walk it, by hand through 360 degrees following the path of one blade tip and measure the distance it walks along the flat surface. That is the pitch. This information will be stamped on the propeller along with the diameter.

    In theory, one revolution of the propeller will move the boat through the water the distance of the pitch.. Once you understand the basic principle of how a propeller blade works its easy to see the differing pitches. However, in reality the blade suffers from slip as it moves through water which acts as a lubricant. Some slip is essential , excess slip is called cavitation which is explained below. Diameter-The diameter of the propeller chosen for an outboard engine will fall within a fairly small power band. Depending on the size of the engine the propeller drive shaft a specified distance from the anti-cavitation plate will be specified. A propeller can be selected with a slightly different diameter for the same amount of pitch, depending on application. Diameter and pitch must be taken into account when selecting a propeller . A slightly larger diameter will increase the thrust from a propeller of similar pitch. The blades will be larger and therefore have more contact with the water . A slightly larger diameter will increase the thrust from a propeller of similar pitch. The blades will be larger and therefore have more contact with the water.
    Setting up the propeller

    With the boat in the water carrying a normal load and, assuming the engine is run in, take the outboard motor up to maximum speed. The tachometer reading should be at or near to the Honda maximum recommended rpm. If the engine is revving above this level a propeller with an increased pitch or diameter is needed. This will only apply to boats that have been out of the water for a reasonable period of time that is dry and have a clean bottom. Any fouling of a boat will affect the performance. We have encountered boats that loose in excess of 70% of their performance that have a dirty bottom. In our experience the main cause of poor performance has been from fouling and NOT an incorrectly selected propeller. As a general rule, a difference of 1 inch of pitch can alter the engine revs by as much as 300 rpm. A propeller with a larger pitch will reduce the rpm, whereas the finer a pitch will increase the rpm. Cavitation is an indicator that a propeller is overloaded. Propeller Cavitation is when a vacuum on the reverse side of a propeller is so great it pulls air from the surface. This air meets the following blade with devastating results for the boats performance. Cavitation can often be felt through the hull of the boat as a vibration. If Cavitation is left for a long period of time not only will the engine be damaged, the propeller can be destroyed. It cannot be stressed enough that careful consideration to propeller size and pitch must be taken into account as excessive revs can cause damage to a marine outboard engine. Damage can also be sustained when a propeller of too large a pitch is used. This would be just like driving your car up hill in the wrong gear continually. Excess Fuel will be used which can end up diluting the engine lubricating oil.

    A propeller with a larger pitch will reduce the top rpm, whereas the lower a pitch will increase the rpm.

    Continuous excessive revs can cause serious damage to an engine. Serious damage can also be caused when a propeller of too large a pitch is used, especially when the engine is under load.

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