Ok a small update... Took it out for a spin today with the height of the bow on my mind. Had my phone running a GPS speed app...

So bearing in mind I'm being careful of the revs as mercury state run in for 1 tank and Tohatsu state 10 hours at 1:25 mix and increasing revs over the 10 hours... With me sat on the bench seat reaching back for the tiller, I could feel it pop up on the plane and the front dropped... But still what I consider high, but I think that is the hull design... I wasn't on WOT as I'm trying not to get there yet... Still on first tank.. but got to 15kts.. so it seems like it's performing... It's probably just me.. and with 1up it's down to weight position.

Interestingly I can swap the carby for the 6hp one to get the extra 1hp (20% increase) and higher WOT so could make a difference too....

Steve