I run an extreme with the same motor. I'm running a 23 pitch 3 blade Merc Tempest. It has a lot of lift and runs well on that boat. Running by myself with full tank @ 66mph. 2 people running 63mph at 5600rpm. And thats with a bow mount trolling motor, so you can add a mph or 2 without. The Hole Shot is just fine for me. I have the medium vent plugs in, which come standard. I dont see that motor turning a higher pitch, well not at a good rpm anyway. I think you lose @ 100rpm per degree of pitch. Hope this helps.
Last edited by whitej; 05-31-2012 at 11:09 PM.