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I was just wondering why every small to middle-sized boat I've been in doesn't have any type of transmission. I know that cars have transmission that allow them a comfortable engine rpm at speeds from 0-80 mph. It seems like boat makers (especially those who manufacture speed boats) would use some sort of gearing to allow the boat's prop to turn faster than the engine, for a higer speed and greater efficiency. Or is this not possible beacause the properties of water are very different than from land? Cheers.
Re: Why don't boats have transmissions?
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