Originally Posted by mgunning
Hope you can make it. We might also be up at the Ventura Boat Show. Noticed an attachment between your motor
and the shaft/flang. Is that a forward and reverse gear or your reduction gear. I assume since your system is direct drive, you must have a reduction gear rather than a belt/pully system.
That's a Browning industrial gear reduction box. I've got 2.5:1 reduction gears in it. It also makes for a really handy motor mount. It's driving an Acme 3 blade
12.5 x 14 prop (I'm pretty sure it's the 14 pitch). I gave up some top end speed for efficiency at the 2.5:1. Best estimates for my top speed are 5.5 knots, although I don't really plan to travel any distance at greater than 4 knots.
I was bummed when I saw the dates for the Ventura show. I'm going to be out of town. However, you should contact James at Propulsion Marine
, he'd probably bring his electric boat down. He's got all kinds of fun toys in his, and hopefully his articulating solar
array will be finished by then.