I will let you know forsure!
I may not get it off the stand in the lake, til beginning of september, but I definately will let you know.
Do you think it may loose grip in turns once the motor is up a hole?
I could have went with the 16, but I want to keep my top speed too..
My trim gauge now goes almost all to full trim. about 9/10's before my speed dropped off..
I got 3/4's trim out of my old 115 faststrike on a 17 sylvan boat
and the old 115 merc that was on this proline before I got my 150 HO made it just over half...
So from that limited exprience Im thinking/ hoping Ill be ok one hole up... and gain the rpms like you said.. which puts me just near the top of the range for the engine, which is good, right? I dont have to be at 5850 on the dot, do I?