|Why do I see inboard marine engines w...
Post Number: 5
|Posted on Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 12:59 pm: ||
I recently purchased a 1944 aircooled briggs stratton marine engine put together by US Motors. It doesn't have reverse gear, just coupling, shaft, stuffing box, strut and prop. Whats the reasoning not using a trans when they were ready available? I have seen several briggs aircools with revese gear.
Thanks for any enlightenment.
Post Number: 475
|Posted on Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 01:12 pm: ||
this is the economy version without reverse. The first owner opted for the lower price
Post Number: 557
|Posted on Monday, February 14, 2011 - 10:17 pm: ||
Another reason is that there are friction losses in the transmission. If your engine only has 2 or 3 HP, you really don't want to lose anything.
On older water cooled engines, it also helps keep the weight down on small boats.
And besides - it is MUCH MORE fun to start and go and even better - when you are coming back in from a nice cruise, you always ask yourself the question :
At what speed do I want to hit the dock?
That is , of course, unless you are in Cajun country where every kid on the block knows how to reverse on the switch.
Post Number: 254
|Posted on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 01:59 pm: ||
I have a 4cyl bob-tail Cady Ford. It actually shows up in the Cady engine catalog as a bonified offering.