I rebuilt my Mercarb 2 barrel and the engine has no power, it takes forever to plane the boat and I noticed fuel spots on the transom
BRP lists many repair kits for fuel pumps.
I do not think you are going to see much difference on a 16 ft boat. As long as you prop it correctly, it should do a good job for you.
Well; after all the above help and advice and re-reading all of it I have decide to go for an 'engine only' closed cooling system and
Nice synopsis of the history of the 130 head.
I can not say I paid that much attention to the details, as you researched them. It has