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Old 01-27-2015, 02:53 PM   #16
Nomad Willy
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Brooksie I agree too that the 2speed tx is a good route but only if it's cost effective. And I think it will seldom will be so. Just a straight tx is costly enough.

And I suspect the 2speed tx is probably marketed for fishing or other commercial applications.

Combining FFs old 2engines and one shaft arrangement w at least one of those engines connected to a 2 speed tx could be super for some trawlers. When you switched to single engine shift down and turn the "big" prop handily. Carefully choosing the gear ratios could put you right in the engines sweet spot. You could have both single and twin engine configurations propped correctly and selecting engines, props and gears for low fuel burn great economy could be had.

Don't think there's any of these two in one out gears currently availible though.

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