I am on a lake that is super strict and the max size is 19'. I really want a v-drive but I guess a direct drive will work. Any suggestions for a 19' vdrive that throws a macking tube and kneeboard wake?
You may have to look into an i/o. There's plenty on the market with towers and if you can find one with a V8 you'll have plenty of HP to drop in some ballast. Even a newer fuel injected 4.3 L will give you enough ponies to put in 1000-1500 lbs, play with your trim and you can get a decent enough wake to do 3's, basic inverts, and still have a great time.