View Full Version : Why did CC install a reverse rotation engine in the 251

09-27-2006, 01:54 PM
Just wondering if anyone knows why Chris Craft built the catalina and express cruiser 251 line with a single reverse rotation engine in the first place. Was there any engineering or design reason or was simply because they were used to using reverse rotation engines? Also has anyone repowered with a standard rotation and what has been their experince with that configuration.

10-02-2006, 09:20 AM
"Marinette did the same thing. I suppose it's so the prop rotation moves the stern to one side in a 'more acceptable' fashion. If you go the other way (and your rudder is offset to one side) it will handle poorly. If not, it should work fine. You'll need a RH prop, of course...


10-05-2006, 05:39 PM
"Gents, CC installed reverse rotation engines in ALL single engine boats. Why? Beats the heck out of me, but we have a thread running now on this subject and so far nobody has been able ot answer it. http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1157641525 ("")

The thread may answer some questions, but not the one you asked!

regards, Dogsharks"