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#12580808 - 01/16/18 08:43 AM Honda 250 ?
Alpokeene Offline
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Registered: 12/29/10
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Is anyone running a Honda 250 on their 21 ft bassboat. I know some of the elite guys are running them but I have not heard any performance numbers. Just curious if anyone has any info good or bad on them.

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#12580816 - 01/16/18 08:46 AM Re: Honda 250 ? [Re: Alpokeene]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
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Loc: San Antonio, Texas
From what I hear they are great motors! I hear they're super reliable! They are pretty expensive; I believe more so than a SHO. I could be wrong about that though. I also take away that they just don't have the pure performance of a Mercury or Yamaha. I do see quite a bit of them on pontoon boats.
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#12580908 - 01/16/18 09:23 AM Re: Honda 250 ? [Re: Alpokeene]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
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Registered: 06/25/12
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Loc: Lufkin Texas
They are ssslllooowwww. I've seen 80mph boats with sho and mercs run high 60s with a Honda. You can also tell they are a lot of weight on the back. As far as reliability, I believe the new sho is just as reliable. I do know Yamaha uses a lot higher grade stainless in their motors.

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#12580943 - 01/16/18 09:39 AM Re: Honda 250 ? [Re: Alpokeene]
john13usi Offline
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Registered: 07/25/13
Posts: 85
Loc: Nolanville, TX
I’ve seen the Honda 4 strokes with as many as 4500 hours on them. They are dependable motors but their dogs as far as speed, and the weight is massive. I run a Merc on my bass boat because of the weight and performance but I have a Honda 150 on my bay boat for the dependability since we sometimes run 5 to 10 miles out in the gulf.
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#12580957 - 01/16/18 09:49 AM Re: Honda 250 ? [Re: Alpokeene]
SheldonS Online   content
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Registered: 10/19/04
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Loc: Bedford, TX
Dry weights:

Honda BF250 L-Type Weight 600 lbs
Mercury 250 Verado Weight 635 lbs
Yamaha 250 Vmax Weight 505lbs to 555lbs
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#12580968 - 01/16/18 09:58 AM Re: Honda 250 ? [Re: SheldonS]
bigbass94 Offline
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Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Originally Posted By: SheldonS
Dry weights:

Honda BF250 L-Type Weight 600 lbs
Mercury 250 Verado Weight 635 lbs
Yamaha 250 Vmax Weight 505lbs to 555lbs


Interesting! I would've thought that the Honda would be the heaviest!
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#12580988 - 01/16/18 10:16 AM Re: Honda 250 ? [Re: Alpokeene]
Bigron119 Offline
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Registered: 06/28/07
Posts: 4292
Loc: Lufkin, TX
I have been running a Honda 225 for over 10 years now. Great reliability, Great Fuel Economy, same engine as the Honda Odyssey minivan. The Coast Guard has been using them "forever". I have personally seen the engine reports from the Livingston Marine dealer (Coast Guard Service) with over 7500 and over 10,000 hrs with no major motor repairs. (They keep messing up the lower units on the oyster beds!) LOL.
With the new 250 and their changes and the high speed lower unit they are better on the speed. Paul Elias runs one on his Bass Cat but I do not know the exact speed. They are not the Fastest but they are more reliable and have not had the motor problems like some of the others.
It all depends on what you are looking for? Reliability - I would rank as the highest. Fuel Economy and No-Oil use- High ranking, Speed - Medium rank.

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#12581006 - 01/16/18 10:28 AM Re: Honda 250 ? [Re: Bigron119]
senko9S Offline
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Registered: 10/15/03
Posts: 22880
Loc: Bedford, TX
fished a tourney on choke with Ray Brazier back in the day. I think he was running a 225. slow but ran good. I remember it being very quiet.
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#12581180 - 01/16/18 11:58 AM Re: Honda 250 ? [Re: Alpokeene]
west tex angler Online   content
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Registered: 05/01/14
Posts: 623
Loc: azle texas
Im sure that the Honda is a solid engine. It amazes me that the Yamaha (primarily because of their Skeeter connection) has taken a big share of the outboard market. I see more and more Yammies on the backs of Rangers and Bass Cats. Yamaha's reputation is growing.
Given the chance, Honda should do the same. I never cared for speed, just reliability on the water. And the YAmaha has that!
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#12581237 - 01/16/18 12:32 PM Re: Honda 250 ? [Re: SheldonS]
Mike Keenan Online   content
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Originally Posted By: SheldonS
Dry weights:

Honda BF250 L-Type Weight 600 lbs
Mercury 250 Verado Weight 635 lbs
Yamaha 250 Vmax Weight 505lbs to 555lbs


Thats also the Verado, not the Pro xs
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#12581261 - 01/16/18 12:44 PM Re: Honda 250 ? [Re: Alpokeene]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
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Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 1390
Loc: Lufkin Texas
Honda cost the same as a pro xs. A verado and sho is 2000-2500 more on average.

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#12581825 - 01/16/18 06:25 PM Re: Honda 250 ? [Re: Alpokeene]
RedEar12 Offline
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Registered: 11/30/15
Posts: 852
Bad [censored] motors. I would like to have one.

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#12581884 - 01/16/18 06:52 PM Re: Honda 250 ? [Re: Alpokeene]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 7838
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
I see tons of Honda's at the coast on commercial boats and coast guard. They aren't too worried about losing out on the bass boat market I bet

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#12581896 - 01/16/18 06:59 PM Re: Honda 250 ? [Re: SheldonS]
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Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 6941
Loc: Boerne, Texas
Originally Posted By: SheldonS
Dry weights:

Honda BF250 L-Type Weight 600 lbs
Mercury 250 Verado Weight 635 lbs
Yamaha 250 Vmax Weight 505lbs to 555lbs


This is so screwed up.

4 stroke

4 stroke

2 stroke

The Pro xs is around 500lbs and the SHO is around 500lbs, Honda and Suzuki’s are 100lbs more.

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#12581923 - 01/16/18 07:11 PM Re: Honda 250 ? [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
grout-scout Online   content
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Registered: 12/08/08
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Loc: Boerne, Texas
Originally Posted By: Andrew Y'Barbo
Honda cost the same as a pro xs. A verado and sho is 2000-2500 more on average.



Do you know where Suzuki’s come in at price wise?

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