I’m in the market for a new (used boat) and would appreciate opinions from those with more experience with newer boats. I’m leaning towards nautique, but would also consider mastercraft if I found the right config/price. I’m an avid skier, albeit not a great one. Most of my skiing is at 32 or 34; 15 or 22 off. My son is at 34/36 and up to 32 off. Also, I’m a heavy skier-215lbs. Big question is re engines. Options include 5.3, 5.7, 6.0, 6.2. Ive heard 6.0 is the favorite-strong pull and very reliable. How about the rest? Is reliability really a big concern? Relative to pull, how do the others stack up? Would a skier at my level notice a big difference? I’ve also heard the 5.7 is the least desirable. Should I avoid it altogether, or is it worth considering at a cheaper price.
I’m also trying to avoid the dash screen and go with gauges if I can. I’ve seen a few posts that the screens are less reliable and cost $5k when they go. Does this sound right?
Those are my two biggest questions, but please chime in if there are other options to seek or avoid. I’m trying to keep this in the $50k range. Thanks in advance for any advice!