V6 or Inline for Vegas V?

We have recently purchased an 86 Canadian Edition Vegas V bottom. What are your opinions on the Vegas V for general cruising, do they handle moderate chop well? The purpose of this boat will be a family cruiser for pulling tubes, skiers, etc and general cruising with a few people on board. How would a 115-140hp V4 OMC perform on this hull? How about a 150hp V-6? As mentioned we are just looking for a good family boat setup with decent gas mileage, not a lake rocket. Also what would be a good amount of setback and a good prop for skiing and carrying passengers?

Thanks for any help.



Go for the 150 V-6. It will be a much better boat overall and will carry passengers, etc. with ease. The V-4 will be worked pretty hard. For your use, mount the motor to the transom and get a nice 22ish pitch, 4 blade. The Vegas V-bottom has a nice ride in the chop, due to the long keel. 




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