SailNet Community - View Single Post - Tilt up Honda 8hp. how much tilt?
View Single Post
  #2  
Old 10-17-2008
KRCSWO KRCSWO is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
KRCSWO is on a distinguished road
8hp honda tip

I have an 8hp honda on my sailboat. Mine is the longshaft model. I was able to redesign my motor mount to allow enough depth when running yet also the motor clears the water when tipped. It will touch occasionally in waves, when I am on starboard tack, but not normally.

I basically made a new wooden block to bolt to the mount that was a couple inches taller than the old one, moving the entire engine up. It only required some plywood, wood glue and patience. I made mine a couple inches too long on purpose, and then cut it to length afterwards.

I know why you don't want to be taking that 8hp off all the time. They aren't light weights.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook