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CL Listings 16 Apr 2019 20:18 #94724

jmhyatt wrote: So are you saying that, in order to back up, you have to remove the prop and turn it around? In the words of Homey the Clown: "I don't think so!"

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The ad states "reversible prop", to me that says you can put it on two different ways. I don't know what other meaning to give that statement.

As Chip noted the early 6 cylinder Merc's were called "Direct Reversing", they had no neutral and you shut them off, restarted the motor counter rotating which was accomplished by the control lever changing the ignition timing and the starter actually turned backwards to start it turning in the opposite direction. Also known as "Dock Busters".

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CL Listings 16 Apr 2019 16:48 #94721

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Ray-I figured you knew. figured they posed the wrong Merc model...

but I’m still NOT planning to be following you in your wake...lol..

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Locomotion wrote: Nice looking Rocket, just as info the Mark 55 is either 40 or 44 cubic inches depending on the year made, not the claimed 55 cubic inches, and I have never heard of a reversible prop for these motors ( or any outboard but that might be ignorance on my part?).


Ray-the early/first 70hp in line 6 “dock buster” reversed the whole engine for reverse, no gear box.. engine actually was stopped and run backwards to back up. The story is that Kiehafer returned to the plant to find they built the first in line 6. He said we do not have a gear box that can handle reverse for that motor. The designers replied that that the foot had no reverse gearsgears/ignitionadded to run it in reverse rotation




Chip, I have owned a direct reversing Mercury, the one in the ad is a Mark 55 that they say has a reversible prop , maybe they are just saying that it's not a direct reversing motor, if so it's not too clear the way it is written.

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So are you saying that, in order to back up, you have to remove the prop and turn it around? In the words of Homey the Clown: "I don't think so!"

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CL Listings 16 Apr 2019 16:08 #94718

DrChip wrote:

Locomotion wrote: Nice looking Rocket, just as info the Mark 55 is either 40 or 44 cubic inches depending on the year made, not the claimed 55 cubic inches, and I have never heard of a reversible prop for these motors ( or any outboard but that might be ignorance on my part?).


Ray-the early/first 70hp in line 6 “dock buster” reversed the whole engine for reverse, no gear box.. engine actually was stopped and run backwards to back up. The story is that Kiehafer returned to the plant to find they built the first in line 6. He said we do not have a gear box that can handle reverse for that motor. The designers replied that that the foot had no reverse gearsgears/ignitionadded to run it in reverse rotation




Chip, I have owned a direct reversing Mercury, the one in the ad is a Mark 55 that they say has a reversible prop , maybe they are just saying that it's not a direct reversing motor, if so it's not too clear the way it is written.

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Locomotion wrote: Nice looking Rocket, just as info the Mark 55 is either 40 or 44 cubic inches depending on the year made, not the claimed 55 cubic inches, and I have never heard of a reversible prop for these motors ( or any outboard but that might be ignorance on my part?).


Ray-the early/first 70hp in line 6 “dock buster” reversed the whole engine for reverse, no gear box.. engine actually was stopped and run backwards to back up. The story is that Kiehafer returned to the plant to find they built the first in line 6. He said we do not have a gear box that can handle reverse for that motor. The designers replied that that the foot had no reverse gearsgears/ignitionadded to run it in reverse rotation

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CL Listings 16 Apr 2019 14:57 #94714

Nice looking Rocket, just as info the Mark 55 is either 40 or 44 cubic inches depending on the year made, not the claimed 55 cubic inches, and I have never heard of a reversible prop for these motors ( or any outboard but that might be ignorance on my part?).

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1/2-195something Flash - KG7
1956 Golden Rocket, Sawzall Special

CL Listings 16 Apr 2019 13:44 #94713

That listing has a lot of pictures! Interesting boat. I love the adjustable trim tabs.

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CL Listings 16 Apr 2019 13:41 #94712

How ironic that I just mentioned this site a few days ago. NICE looking Rocket. It'll be interesting to see what it brings.
Btw, 56rocket, where are you located?

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CL Listings 16 Apr 2019 13:00 #94710

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CL Listings 15 Apr 2019 01:19 #94671

oldlure wrote: Rocket in Michigan


sold $4950.
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