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    Anyone other than me running a Honda 250 on their Bass Boat?

    I'm running a BF250 on my 2019 BassCat Puma FTD. Love it, super quiet, sips gas, holeshot is smoking. I give up a few MPH top end but think thats due to the 2:1 lower gear ratio. I'll trade the speed for the durability.
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    2019 BassCat Puma FTD, Honda 250, 112# Ultrex, Power Poles, Atlas JP, All Garmin Electronics with PanOptics LiveScope

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    I tried to order my boat with a Honda but it wasn’t an option. No Honda/Phoenix dealer within 100’s of miles. If my SHO ever fails I’ll be getting the Honda. There are some Honda bass boats out there just not many!
    2014 Phoenix 721XP, 250 SHO, Bobs Action Jack, Dual Blades, 101 Terrova, 2019 Lariat FX4 F150 Supercrew 4x4

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    quite a few actually. Just not much to talk about, they just work!!

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    I run a 150 not a 250. Totally happy. No more a speed demon but I know I'll get back to the launch when I'm done.

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    After I got mine a few years ago I have seen a few more bass boat popping up in my area with them.
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    My next boat will have a Honda or if I decide to re-power again it’ll have a Honda. I use to do all the maintenance on them when I was in the Coast Guard and I’ve seen some crazy engine hours and they flat out last.

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    What Prop do you run?

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    I love mine

    I love mine. Dependable. fuel economy. Speedy...best of both (or all 3) worlds
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjkoutdoors View Post
    I love mine. Dependable. fuel economy. Speedy...best of both (or all 3) worlds
    I always wondered if a Honda would make its way on an Allison boat. I know they are delicate when it comes to weight. Great looking rig BTW
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    Quote Originally Posted by bamabassmaster View Post
    I always wondered if a Honda would make its way on an Allison boat. I know they are delicate when it comes to weight. Great looking rig BTW
    Thanks It jumps out with 4 seats full and goes faster than I want to go. The motor definitely doesnt hurt anything as far as I'm concerned.

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    I have been on Lake Fork for a week. Only bass boats I have seen with a Honda is mine and MLF pro Jessie Wiggins. I think Paul Elias runs a Honda but have not seen him. In three years I have only seen maybe four Hondas on bass boats here in Texas.
    Honda is very common down on the coast in salt water.
    Thinking about changing from a Fury 3 blade 24 pitch to a Fury 4 blade 23 pitch. My hole shot is about 7 to 8 seconds.

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    I’m running a Croxton Razor 4 24p. It will run 70 and still has a good holeshot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skunked2 View Post
    What Prop do you run?
    Was running a Fury 4 25P worked by Ronnie Gilbert, it slung a blade a couple weeks ago. I'm now running a Croxton Razor 4XL, I need to get some good numbers and send it back to Mark to get him to fine tune it for the Honda / Puma
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjkoutdoors View Post
    I love mine. Dependable. fuel economy. Speedy...best of both (or all 3) worlds
    Sweet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skunked2 View Post
    I have been on Lake Fork for a week. Only bass boats I have seen with a Honda is mine and MLF pro Jessie Wiggins. I think Paul Elias runs a Honda but have not seen him. In three years I have only seen maybe four Hondas on bass boats here in Texas.
    Honda is very common down on the coast in salt water.
    Thinking about changing from a Fury 3 blade 24 pitch to a Fury 4 blade 23 pitch. My hole shot is about 7 to 8 seconds.
    I actually have Paul's 2019 MLF boat, only had 57 hours on it when I got it from him. I live about 40 miles from him. This year he is running a Merc, because as he said Honda was changing up their deal? He loved the Honda, ran them for 7-8 seasons and only had one issue, small valve or something they sent to him that he replaced. Said he never had issues.

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    Running a 225 on my skeeter, runs great, smooth acceleration, quiet, and great holeshot. Definitely give up a couple mph, but I'll take reliability any day. Fury 4 24p prop

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    @ Skunked2 You been lucky to see maybe four on a bassboat. I live in oklahoma and fish on the weekend and haven't even seen 1 yet. I have a ranger r82 with a honda 150.
    97 Ranger r82 with 05 honda bf150, Helix 10 mega link with 1198c, Ultrex 80. Fish hard and keep hooking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Homan View Post
    I actually have Paul's 2019 MLF boat, only had 57 hours on it when I got it from him. I live about 40 miles from him. This year he is running a Merc, because as he said Honda was changing up their deal? He loved the Honda, ran them for 7-8 seasons and only had one issue, small valve or something they sent to him that he replaced. Said he never had issues.

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    That's a very nice looking boat.
    97 Ranger r82 with 05 honda bf150, Helix 10 mega link with 1198c, Ultrex 80. Fish hard and keep hooking.

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    I'm runnning a BF225. Love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phongr82bf150 View Post
    That's a very nice looking boat.
    Thanks!
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