I’ve been thinking and this is a 3 part topic.
1) A ski friend of mine has an ‘07 SN with what appears to be a 305 in it. I say appears to be because the cowling says 330 (I believe it says 330) Excalibur. When you read the fine print on the cover it says plain as day 5.0 305. I never heard of a 305 in a post 70’s era SN and was told by those in the know None exist but I’ve heard of some conflicting facts. So I assume must be wrong cover from factory. Friend is the original owner and he doesn’t even know what motor it has and doesn’t care as long as it skis. I find this common amongst hardcore skiers.
2) I have a hard time skiing ZO. My boat has PP classic and comes up with perfect times every time. Hands down I ski my best behind my boat, highest buoy count and by far I’m in my best form (which can only be described as mediocre at best) However rarely do I get to ski my boat. In other ZO boats I do ok, seems to be an adjustment period for me but I can do ok for me.
3) My friends boat with the possible 305 whips my ass. It pulls me over out of the buoy harder and quicker than any boat I’ve skied and my form isn’t good enough to resist as a 32mph skier. Most of my skiing is behind this boat. If it’s in fact a 305, rpms should be higher than a 350 and therefore the pull coming out of the ball should/could be harder and quicker than comparable ZO boats? Has anybody seen or skied a boat like this? Follow what I’m saying? Or am I way off basis?