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Old 11-19-2013, 11:56 PM   #1
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Caribe Dink and Honda OB

Would just like to get opinions on caribe dinks and honda OB's. Our N has an caribe dl12 with 40hp honda ( this thing should be like a rocket). I know the larger Hondas aren't so great for salt, but that's just what I've heard don't know about the smaller ones.
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I like yours and am in the market for one just like it. How well does the 40hp perform? and I assume the Honda is a four-stroke?
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I have a 10 1/2' Caribe with a Yamaha 15hp 2 stroke. It does a great job. Love the large tubes and hard bottom.
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I have a 10 1/2' Caribe with a Yamaha 15hp 2 stroke. It does a great job. Love the large tubes and hard bottom.
Will it plane off with two people and does it feel safe in a tight turn or tippy?
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Will it plane off with two people and does it feel safe in a tight turn or tippy?
Yes it will plane with 2 people. We do have a wing on the engine. It's quite fast when up on top. I don't do a lot of zigsagging, so don't know how tipsy it is in a tight turn. It's really nice when there is some distance to cover. Other than that we just putter around. I have a tiller extension to move my weight forward when alone. Mostly it is just me and Troy the dog in it. It's Troy's chariot.
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I like yours and am in the market for one just like it. How well does the 40hp perform? and I assume the Honda is a four-stroke?
Not sure haven't used it yet that's why I was asking around. should be fine it has a 40hp with 70 hrs.
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I have a 10 1/2' Caribe with a Yamaha 15hp 2 stroke. It does a great job. Love the large tubes and hard bottom.
Great to hear! it only has 70hrs so it should run like a champ. I hope to test it before we make the trip from stuart to lauderdale.
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I've had two Hondas (a 90 and a 15) and both were/have been bullet proof. The only down side is that their dealer network is not as far and wide as Yamaha. But I wouldn't worry about it in the US, and if you travel further, carrying a few spare parts should take care of things.
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I have a Nautica 12 widebody with a Honda 50 on the back. Total weight is about 800lbs. I have been towing it for the last 600 miles as I am getting ready to boost the davit motor on the Defever.

The PO put in a puny Superwinch 1000 winch motor which translaters to about 200lb verticle lift.

The 50 is good when on plane at 32mph but I changed the prop recently for higher speed which makes it tough on start up to plane, I may change the prop back for quicker plane and lower top end.

Was looking at changing the outboard out for a 30hp but the weight difference between a 50 and 30 is negligible.
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I have a Nautica 12 widebody with a Honda 50 on the back. Total weight is about 800lbs. I have been towing it for the last 600 miles as I am getting ready to boost the davit motor on the Defever. The PO put in a puny Superwinch 1000 winch motor which translaters to about 200lb verticle lift. The 50 is good when on plane at 32mph but I changed the prop recently for higher speed which makes it tough on start up to plane, I may change the prop back for quicker plane and lower top end. Was looking at changing the outboard out for a 30hp but the weight difference between a 50 and 30 is negligible.
Oh, okay our davit is 1300lb so it should have no problems.
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