I'm new to your forum, I have read many posts on your forum and have found them to be excellent! I plan to purchase a 25' Bennington triple pontoon boat with the ESP package powered by a Mercury Verado 200HP outboard. We plan to use it on Lake Powell for cruising, towing skiers & wake boarders, etc. My question: Will the 200 HP be sufficient to pull a skier while carrying 8-10 passengers (est. 1,500 lbs) on board? Bottom Line: ** What is the maximum people weight I can carry while pulling a skier with 200 HP? ** I'll appreciate your comments or recommendations; Thanks much!