Purchased a new 194 last season - outfitted with the "wake package" (tower, swim platform). Love the boat but kids are progressing faster than I thought so will probably move to an inboard next season. Throws a decent wake, and has a wonderful ride. Never added any ballast in order to attempt a bigger wake. If you guys have any suggestions, let me hear them as I do not care to bite the bullet again.
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