I just bought this boat a little over a month ago and have taken it out 4 times or so. Its not my first boat.. so I'm experienced with getting boats on plane.. but damn this boat is a tuff one! this is 20' 2" and paired with the Mercury 225 Dfi (3.0l).. Currently I'm replacing spark plugs with NGK IZFR5G Laser Iridium Spark Plug, replacing the air filter, lower gear oil, fuel filter, and adding a SE 400 Hydro Foil! I'm hoping maybe some of this will help.. any thoughts?