Gearbox

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Gearbox

The gearbox onboard a vessel connects the main engine or prime mover to the shafting and allows the vessels propeller to turn at a rate that is different than that of main engines RPM. The clutch mechanism in the gearbox also allows the the prime mover to be disengaged from the propulsion train and on many vessels offers the use of a reversing gear.

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