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1792Re: [AtkinBoats] Rescue Minor Engine

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  • John Kohnen
    Feb 5, 2008
      The Gray Sea Scout listed in The Rudder had a 2:1 reduction gear, but Wm.
      Atkin specified the engine without reduction gear. That explains the 35
      lb. difference in weight, and of course a reduction gear wouldn't get
      along with RM's small propeller. The reduction gear on those Grays just
      bolts onto the tail end of the reverse gear, so supplying an engine with,
      or without, the reduction was no big deal.

      On Tue, 05 Feb 2008 00:28:41 -0800, Kenneth G wrote:

      > I'm confused now ...
      > You say Atkin more than likely specified the Gray engine which puts out
      > 25 HP at 2000 RPM, but then you also say this engine came with a 2:1
      > reduction gear which would effectively run the peopeller at only 1000
      > RPM.
      > Doesn't 1000 RPM seem a little slow for this boat with such a small
      > propeller? Atkin specified a relatively small 10-inch two-bladed prop,
      > didn't he?
      > ...

      John <jkohnen@...>
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