Originally Posted by Oscarguitar
Looking at your profile that is a lot of horsepower! I might have been shaking my head as well.
First boat I waterskied behind had a Merc 50 on. Had to have the spotter on the foredeck to get it to plane. The world's gone mad!
My first boat ( 21ft teal ) had a pull start merc 50 'brown band' , took us from Cowes out past the nab tower fishing a few times
. Before ribs I ran a phantom 20 with a race tuned 280 sat on a lifter, that was quick (90mph) but it did scare me a bit!! and not the most family friendly boat! Lol
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”
― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows