Post Number: 50
|Posted on Monday, July 14, 2008 - 05:51 pm: ||
A friend sent these photos of a small Montgomery Wards 1 1/2 hp engine with friction drive clutch(forward & neutral only) that he said had powered a small boat. I'm thinking it might have powered a lobster pot hauler. He says it started on first pull & runs like a top after a few adjustments. He'd like to know the actual manufacturer & approximate date. I don't recognize it.
Post Number: 51
|Posted on Monday, July 14, 2008 - 06:02 pm: ||
I answered the question by doing a Google search of "Model RSC-591".
Post Number: 179
|Posted on Monday, July 14, 2008 - 09:42 pm: ||
Maybe a pot haul geared winch motor Doug?
Post Number: 853
|Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - 08:01 am: ||
It wouild make a good power plant for a small skiff. Other than having kind of a high shaft centerline. There were several of these in the area that I grew up in powering 12 to 14ft flat bottom wooden skiffs. Also Lauson made a lot of thier engines in marine trim both air and water cooled. If you look in the pic it has a thrust bearing on the aft side of the rear bearing. This would not have been needed for a pot hauler.