When I grew up in high school we had A 12 foot Mirror craft aluminum with a 18 HP. We used to go water skinig almost everyday behind my home. This wasn't alot of power but I was able to get up on 1 ski. Now I'm thinking about selling my Gheenoe Classic and buying a boat with more power. I'm looking to buy something that will run shallow with a center console, 40 to 60 HP, 16 feet long and plenty of storage. I want something that will run through a 2 to 3 foot chop where we won't get soaked doing so. I'm looking at selling my Gheenoe and spending 10 to 12 thousand. I don't want something to old just a good solid dry boat. What boat would you buy? Or should I put my money down on a Lowtide 25 and leave my family home?