hi all haven't posted for a long time as forget password, so here is some up dates.
old engine died of seized gearbox
at a bout 3500 hours due to no oil from fishing
line seal damage. engine still started first pull if carbie was clean ,still never had tappets adjusted. just carbie cleans and spark plug
once a year or so. and of cause oil changes every 5 to 6 months .
have had new 2.3 for about 2 years it leads a easy life so far, as up to a about 3 months ago no crabbing, so only done 200 hours or so have fitted a hour meter to see how long it will last
was most upset to see it is now made in china
. but it has performed perfectly so far. had to clean carbie after about 18 months as it was full of water.
they have updated the fuel cap to a larger size so is easer to remove.
still gets water in tank if rain is heavy and you don't close vent.
I should use the old school
trick of fitting a half tennis ball over it so rain don't get in but as its only needed a carbie clean once in the 2 years I haven't bothered. I guess I am better at closing the vent valve now and the new style cap is a little better at keeping the water out. come on Honda surly with your huge teams of engineers you can beat this problem and truly make the little jem.... perfect.
as for the can it push a large boat at sub displacement
speeds of cause it can. and should not be spoken of in the same breath as a... god forsaken seagull,.... 2 stroke
both engine would require the same amount of work if they fell into salt water
a complete Eng. internal flush including flush of cylinder thru spark plug
hole whilst pulling engine over then diesel
or similar flush and several over full oil changers in the case of the Honda. carbie cleans for both and complete fuel tank
and fuel line flush's/cleans.
in the case of the seagull massive electrical
flush as it wont be solid state. so Honda several oil changes seagull eclectics over haul.
there is no engine that can be immersed with the fuel vent open that would not require fuel system flush out and carbie clean. plus internal flushing
fuel vent closed still a carbi clean.