Thinking about trading the Ski Nautique in on one.
Shallow draft (my dock is shallow, and there are a lot of places on the lake that would be more accessable).
No upholstery to maintain.
Small cabin for bad weather and sun. (It would extend the boating season.)
A small berth (I like to camp by boat. I do it with the Ski Nautique, but it sure isn't practical).
More economical to operate - 90 HP outboard vice 310 HP inboard.
Not NEARLY as sexy and fun to drive.
There is one docked across the canal. They seem to be popular here. I have toured them at the boat shows and they seem to have good fit and finish.
I would suggest buying the maximum HP for the boat. Either a 4 stroke or E-Tec.
I"ve pretty much talked myself into getting one. I don't really ski much at all anymore, and an outboard would extend my boating season by a couple months up here.