Power and range and other electric propulsion
This should handle very similar a Gemini
where the rudders and outboard/outdrive steer together. It does take a little getting used to but will give you nearly as much control as twin engines once you figure it out.
The trick to remember is when you are making way thru the water
, the rudders control the turn. If you are moving slow the directional prop thrust controls the turn.
- Ie: if you are going forward at 4kts and put the rudder
hard to port, you will start turning to port. If you put the motor
in reverse, you will continue to turn hard to port until you slow enough that the prop thrust is greater than the steering
effect of the rudder
at which point the rotation of the boat
will reverse even though the helm
is left untouched. If you want to continue to rotate the boat
in the same direction, you have to watch and when the rotation of the boat stops (rudder turning force and prop thrust turning force are balanced), you quickly put the helm
hard over the opposite way.
Once you are used to it, it becomes natural but at first I would forget and while trying to make a tight turn to the right, I would start turning right only to turn back to the left by cranking the helm over too soon.