Hi everyone,

I just joined the Donzi Registry. I bought a 1989 Ragazza 19 a couple for years ago. I needed a family boat that could handle the waves on our lake and the Ragazza's deep vee hull fit the bill. Unfortunately the 2.3L Ford Cobra engine with OMC stern drive has had a lot of problems and is way underpowered for the boat. My son likes to waterski with a bunch of friends and the boat has a rough time. I know a mechanic who has access to some engines quite cheap and could put in a 4.3L Merc. He could even put in a V8 but I think this might be too big for the boat. Any opinions would be appreciated!

nuts 'N bolts