Looking at box stock props, the Trophy is a good but the Pro Max should offer better overall performance and durability. The 8″ jack plate might offer a little better performance when you marry with the right prop. I think the Pro Max, with its tremendous cup wrapped around the blade tips, will give you what you’re looking for with the set back. The Trophy is ″ in diameter. The Pro Max is ″. The props share the same hub size. The Pro Max doesn’t have vent holes nor does it need them. There’s enough exhaust venting over the small hub. The plastic blow out ring fitted over the front of the Trophy would hurt the Pro Max’s planing performance. I think the Pro Max would be a fun prop for your set up.
The height increase depends on set-up and prop diameter. The Bravo I XS is a large diameter propeller. Typically, those running it raise the engine 1/2″ higher than the standard transom height. I’ve seen some run their Bravo I XS engines as high as 1″ above the standard height. It all depends on the application and what you want to get out of it. Hole shot – mid-range punch or top-end speed. A hydraulic transom plate enables the operator to experience the full capabilities of the Bravo I XS. Bottom line, you have to try and figure out what works best for your application.