Originally Posted by Gramas
That's the honda 5hp, kind of want to keep the 5hp as will push boat nicely if needs be, it is tight but think there should be room just thinking may need bracket to get it out water , no drag etc ?
Looks like plenty room to me for the auxilliary. Turn the main engine hard lock to hard lock to ensure it doesn't touch the auxiliary. Reckon you should be able to move the Honda slightly more towards the sponson so it's clear. If the Honda is long shaft, and it looks like it is, then it should be fine.
My auxilliary engine is long shaft and it clears the water when underway. You can add a ratchet strap from the transom knee or floor (use a stainless steel U bolt as an anchor point) to the auxilliary powerhead to ensure it doesn't bounce about.