Comments from our customers and web site visitors:
16.10.2012 - Kubilay
Speaking from many years of towing orhets, waterskiing, kneeboarding, tubing, and wakeboarding, the MINIMUM you should have is a 85HP engine for a boat to fish AND ski. Personal watercraft (PWC's/Jet skis) can go slightly lower than this due to weighing less (70 to 80HP) but must be 3 seater PWCs to tow any person.Anything lower than 85 HP on a typical boat weighing around 1,200 lbs or heavier will result in VERY crappy towing performance, especially if you have the boat fully loaded with people.My advice is to get a 16 to 17 foot Fish n ski with a 90 to 100 HP outboard on it. Most Fish n Ski's carry an outboard HP around 70 HP to 115 HP.If you don't know the boat inspection and evaluation procedures for used boat shopping, you better ask here and ask now. There are no lemon law protections for people buying used boats from private owners in the US, you have to have it professionally checked out at your own expense before making a buying decision.