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Skiing behind a Hurricane

aschroyer41 Member Posts: 3


I am very interested in the Hurricane Sundeck Sport188 I/O but I love skiing.  The one I am looking at has a Mercruiser 4.3 MPI I/O.  I usually will have a decent boat full of people but I am wondering how easy it will be for an adult to get up out of the water while skiing.  Will the 4.3 give me enough power or will it be a struggle?



  • skibum
    skibum Member Posts: 56 ✭✭
    Slalom or 2 sticks? If slalom, how aggressive of a ski? How many people on board? How much do you weigh? Prop on boat?
  • aschroyer41
    aschroyer41 Member Posts: 3
    Slalom mostly. But nothing too serious. Decent skill level but nothing like in tournament skiing.  Figure about 8 people on board to be safe and I am 6'5 210 lbs.  I just want to make sure that it's going to have enough power to pull me and other adult friends up easy enough.  The last thing I want to do is to buy a boat and then find out it isn't containing enough power to get me out of the water.
  • nquirk
    nquirk Member, Moderator Posts: 672 ✭✭✭✭

    @aschroyer41.  I have a SS188 and have had my boat with 5-6 people in it and pulled a slalom skier up (I have a 200HP outboard)  I run a 19P SS 5 l blade prop to maximize hole shot so I suspect the 4.3 MPI (220HP) should be able to do this but you most likely will need to prop it to get you up quick.  However 8 large passengers plus pulling you might be at the upper end of what you can do.


    2010 Hurricane SS 188 OB
    2010 Mercury Optimax 200HP / Mercury SS High Five 19P
    2010 Trailmaster SC trailer
  • aschroyer41
    aschroyer41 Member Posts: 3
    @nquirk Thank you very much!!