Skiing with a Valero


I am interested in purchasing a 1985 Valero with a V6 200GT Johnson currently using a 26 prop.  I was wondering if this boat with a different prop could be used for family water-skiing on weekends (& speed on other days with the existing prop!).  What do you recommend? 




Take it for a test ride first. The 26 might not be all that bad for skiing etc. Other than that try a 21” aluminum and have some heavy cup put in it. It will make a nice cheap “ditch digger”.




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Mark C.


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