Gear change

teddysmith

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have a 32 bhm with a 200 hp volvo engine. 3 to 1 gear ratio. if I change it to a 2 to 1 will I gain speed?
 

mudhake

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cyou will lose speed because of prop slippage and with a much smaller wheel, assuming the volvo is a high turning 40 series engine with a 72c borg warner gear. the boat needs to swing a big wheel to be efficient.
 

pugsley

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i switched from a 1.5 to a 2:1, and gained/lost absolutely nothing. i do a little better pushing against the tide, and with a load on, but in the end you 200 hp will still be 200 hp
 
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