Re: [AtkinBoats] Rescue Minor Engine
- Got it John, thanks for clearing this up. No more confusion, better
understanding, etc., etc.
> 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?
> > ...