Originally Posted by hank
I was wondering about the prop rotation on outboards in a twin engine set up.
Are they set up to spin in opposite directions?
Which side would have the right hand wheel and which would have the left?
Can one engine be run in reverse ?
BTW the motors are Honda 45's
Ideally, if the machinery allows it, you would want to have a right hand rotation propeller (clockwise when going forwards) on the starboard engine and a left hand rotation (anti-clockwise when going ahead) on the port engine. This allows for the best maneouverability and dynamic stability.
You could put them on the other way round and this "may" give more speed but may also be less stable.
Unfortunately very few outboard gearboxes can be run anticlockwise for extended periods without damage unless they are specifically "counter rotation".
Therefore I think that with the Hondas you will probably have to run right hand propellers on both engines.