agreed on the cost issues, you can make a light boat that will do 100 MPH on small power but you will lose the ride, it is a give and take. You have to make the choice, in the end though the cost are going to be similar in most cases. Ride offer still open if you want to go. Boat should be finished in 4-5 weeks.
56 and 57 is Warparty the 36 short stagger and had Merc 800's at the time on 3A's. It is in PA last I can remember, I do not think that it is for sale though. It is one of the best paint jobs I had seen. I too was there right after they finished it. Great Boat.