Posted on Monday Jun 2, 2014 at 10:20 AM
Take your jackplate all of the way down, and trim the motor all of the way down. See if she will come out of the hole like that. If she does a better job of coming out, slowly bring the jackplate up until you reach the point that it won't come our of the hole as well and take the jackplate back down to where it is at it's highest and still coming out of the hole.
If that doesn't work then you might look at a having it re-propped. The right 4 blade should give you a better hole shot and control. 3 blades are usually better for top end when propped right.
This is all assuming you don't have a fuel delivery problem.
I have an 18.5 ft Cobra with a Merc XR6 150 and use a 25 pitch Tempest with no jackplate. It doesn't jump right out of the hole, but it gets out quick enough. I get good top end speed, and I am only getting up to 5800 RPM with 1/4 of a tank, a light load.