Converting Honda BF20 tiller to remote

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by Dillusion, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. Dillusion

    Dillusion devilray snob

    Talk me into it, or talk me out of it...
     
  2. makin moves

    makin moves Well-Known Member

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    Depending on boat and layout would be how I would make a choice.
     

  3. Dillusion

    Dillusion devilray snob

    the boat is already setup for remote. question is do i want to go through the trouble of converting a honda or just sell it and buy a new remote o/b
     
  4. Gramps

    Gramps Living & Dying in 3/4 Time

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    My question is, will you be happy with 20hp? Unless it's a smaller/narrow skiff I'd want more power. But it is a lightweight engine...

    Also the cost involved. Whats the cost to convert versus selling the 20hp & buying a remote.
     
  5. Dillusion

    Dillusion devilray snob

    The boat I would be putting it on came from the factory with a 25 2-stroke, so a 20 4-stroke isnt too far off from what it had.
     
  6. Gramps

    Gramps Living & Dying in 3/4 Time

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    Eh, not a bad option then. Or find a 25 2 stroke and convert that, I've got a remote kit for an '02 Mercury 25 in the garage I'd let go for a song. ;)
     
  7. Dillusion

    Dillusion devilray snob

    If I found a merc 2-stroke with power TNT I'de take it off your hands.
     
  8. makin moves

    makin moves Well-Known Member

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    If the boat is already set up for remote convert it. You've had the motor since new and know what you have.