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Old 06-09-2015, 07:23 PM   #19
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City: California Delta and SF Bay
Country: Sacramento, CA, USA (boat in Vallejo)
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Vessel Model: Marshall Californian 34 LRC
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Originally Posted by djmarchand View Post
But it has to at least have a neutral which the Honda 2.3 does not. You have to go up to the 5 to get FNR and that weighs double. So there are no good solutions.
My Honda 2 HP has a centrifugal clutch. The prop is stopped at idle, then rotates as you give it gas. IMO, better than a neutral lever.

The other feature i like is the flip-over tiller with throttle. Once you get accustomed to it, it's a very simple and comfortable transition from fwd to reverse and back. Just make sure you're sitting on the stbd side. I watched a guy sitting on his port tube struggle with it for a while before I offered a suggestion of changing sides. He was pleased.

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Originally Posted by Heron View Post
The older ones were water cooled and pretty quiet. Not sure when they made the transition..probably when they went from the 2 to the 2.3...
My Honda 2 is also air cooled and I agree....it's a bit noisy, even compared to my Merc 2-stroke 15HP. But it's so efficient, it runs for more than an hour on a quart of gasoline. My 2 gallon can gets me 4+ hrs of running time!

I love this little motor. Lightweight, reliable, simple to maintain, efficient and cheap! What more could you ask out of a 2HP motor?
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