I finally got a chance to get my Eliminator the water. Ran great thru the channel, good oil pressure and temp hovering around 160. But as I started to increase the RPM out of the channel the boat felt like it fell on its face and was slowing down. Only when I really got into the throttle, past about 4k she really picked up and got on plane. From reading past posts this sounds like an impeller issue, Im not sure? I also noticed when I stopped to check everything out in the engine bay the rope seal was leaking. Sounds like its time to pull the pump. All advice is welcome to get this problem solved.