Forgot to add, I am only getting up to 2500 RPM when toped out.

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Hi All, familar with outboards but haven't been on a pontoon. Our neighbors took us out today. 22' pontoon with a 60 hp Mercury Bigfoot. With 7 people weighing 1200 lbs it topped out at 12 mph. I watched the RPM and it was at 4400-4800. I checked the prop and it was a 14x11 - which seems right to me. The engine ran very smooth, It just didn't seem like the engine was opening up.

the prop has some damage but it wasn't excessive. Would this be a normal result with this many people? . I was thinking a 60 would push a pontoon about 20 mph.

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