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Re: [AtkinBoats] Rescue Minor Engine

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  • Kenneth Grome
    Got it John, thanks for clearing this up. No more confusion, better understanding, etc., etc. ... Sincerely, Ken Grome Bagacay Boatworks
    Message 1 of 4 , Feb 6, 2008
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      Got it John, thanks for clearing this up. No more confusion, better
      understanding, etc., etc.

      :)

      Sincerely,
      Ken Grome
      Bagacay Boatworks
      www.bagacayboatworks.com


      > 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?
      > > ...
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