Has anyone ran a 150 0r 175 on this hull? I have a 115 opti on it now and is underpowered. Boat is rated for 125HP. I have added hydraulic steering to it. Hull is in excellent shape. I am aware of the liability so that's not what I'm asking about. Right now looking at 2016 Merc 175 Pro XS.
Max speed is 43 on a good day light load. To cruise at 35-36 mph have to run 4900 rpms with 2 people and fishing gear. Been through several props and 19p laser 2 is the best I've tried. Hole shot not good unless I drop a pitch then suffers on top end.