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187 SunDeck struggles to plane
Any feedback appreciated... New to boating and just purchased a 2015 187 Sundeck w/4.3 Mercruiser I/O. Really like the boat but experiencing problems when trying to come out of the hole when loaded with more than 5 people, Really struggles to plane and in some cases will not plane at all.
Just purchased and only have had in the water a couple of times. I was always a little suspicious of how clean the 3 blade prop was (took off nicer prop added cheaper aluminum one...) but looked past it since I really like the boat. After some research looking like I need a better prop (4 blade ?) or adding some trim tabs.
Question is what would be the best prop for this boat when the goal is to get out of hole quick and pull skiers. Do not want to sacrifice top end speed but willing to if really helps initial planning of boat. Also do trim tabs help?