or not counter rotate .... that is the question. Some time back I bought a 23' Wellcraft CC from a guy that was basically giving it away. It has a pair of old 115 Mercs on it that I fully intended to replace when I could afford to. When I attended the boat show in Houston in January I asked a lot of questions about engines, horsepower, two stroke/four stroke, etc..... I came across a salesman at Ron Hoover Marine that showed me a computer print out that said they had some 2006 Suzuki 115 four-strokes that were new but unsold. He said on the downside he didn't think they would be available in counter rotating. But they were reduced by about $1600 each which equals about $5000 less than a pair of new 2008 models. Since that time I've posted on the 2cool boating forum and asked dealers about the necessity of counter rotation and have gotten a mixed bag of opinions. An experienced Yamaha dealer told me that in a 23' boat I really didn't need counter rotation but if I were talking a 25' boat and 2 150 HP it would be the thing to do. Others told me that with the speeds normally run in the GOM it would not be that noticeable and that I could correct any torque problems by either trimming the engines or trim tabs (which I do not presently have). I'd like to hear some more opinions from those with experience in this area. A guy can't ever have too many opinions I guess.