slow to get on plane

by kdub
(central washington)

I have a 1996 17' starcraft superfisherman with a 2006 mercury 60 hp efi 4 stroke. With my fishing buddy and myself, full fuel tank and geared for a full day of fishing, it takes about 11 seconds to get it up on plane. I have no problems keeping it there but those 11 seconds seem more like 11 minutes sometimes. I'm running a mercury 10 5/8, 12 pitch, 3 blade prop. The motor only has 56.5 hrs on it. I'm not looking for more top end speed, I'd just like to get going before the season closes. Would a change of prop make much of a difference or should I change to a 90 hp?

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