Re: propellor rake and running
Is your boat a skeg or built-down?
More rake generally results in diminished rooster tail and increased bow lift as you say--for outboards and stern drives. I'm not so sure the same applies to inboards--at least not with as much effect seen. I'd talk to a good prop guy--Michigan Wheel's tech, actually, have always steered me right over the years--but I'm not trying to push them--as changing one charachteristic may have other ramifications. Like changing RPM at WOT and cruise.
This new ship here is fitted according to the reported increase of knowledge among mankind. Namely, she is cumbered end to end with bells and trumpets and clocks and wires. It has been told to me she can call voices out of the air or the waters to con the ship while her crew sleep. But sleep though lightly. It has not yet been told to me that the sea has ceased to be the sea.--Rudyard Kipling