Honda 2.3 in 23 foot boat

The longer I own the Minstrel the more I admire the designer

the little Honda BF 2.3 pushes her along nicely - astonishingly well.


and this is the tunnel with the boat out of the water

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6 Responses to “Honda 2.3 in 23 foot boat”

  1. 18 August, 2012 at 12:03 pmDale says:

    Well that answers my question! I did wonder how much push those Honda’s have.

  2. 18 August, 2012 at 2:47 pmchuck yahrling - O'Day 20 In Maine, USA says:

    4 kts out of a few HP, not bad at all. honda does sound as loud or louder. still think well is acting as resonance chamber.

    any chance of “interview” vids of Brough boys? would have enjoyed watching you imbibe with them prior to cup noodles. very interesting facility and docks!

  3. 18 August, 2012 at 9:27 pmApplescruffs says:

    I Told you that 2.3 was too small !! ;-)

    Impressive to say the least, noisy little bu99er though!

    Good on yer …we’re still with you!

  4. 18 August, 2012 at 10:25 pmPaul Mullings says:

    Are you saying that the Honda is still more economic flat out to give you 4 kts than the Tohatsu at half throttle or less?

  5. 21 August, 2012 at 3:22 pmdylan winter says:

    dunno, good question Paul

    I shall do a trial


  6. 26 August, 2012 at 8:31 pmchapman says:

    Two old rother class lifeboats are in Wells and the Moelfre one is moored on the sand. I noticed that it has its twin screws in tunnels much like the Hunter.
    I cannot seem to post a picture her but this link to the wells harbour site shows the tunnels when they relaunched the restored boats.
    I wonder if there is some venturi effect from the tunnel acting as a duct to produce a jet of water?Richard

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