Originally Posted by martini
Sounds good to me where it is. If you go for more pitch then you'll put more load on the engine, probably resulting in more fuel burn, slower to get up on the plane and possibly even lower top end.
What Martini said...
Top end might get a little faster.
Hole shot is going to suck.
I am running a 60hp but empty I am aiming for the near or just over the top rpm so that fully laden I am no lower than 5000rpm. but I put 1500lbs of people and scuba gear in the boat.
If you change to 5000 rpm with 2 adults you'll be overpropped with 4.