I was never much into water sking myself; I did it
once when I was a teenager, just to prove I could,
and have never felt the urge to try it again.
But I ran across the following info from 1958 and found
the data very interesting. The fact that people were able
to ski satisfactory behind small boats with low horsepower
"flies in the face" of current thought that one needs an expensive
V-8 inboard-powered skiboat in order to water ski.
As Duckworks is supposed to be about home-built
boats, I am also including some info on home-built waterskis,
which might be just the ticket for those readers who find
that their younger passengers need some form of entertainment
beyond just the thrill of being out on the water in a boat
their "old man" built.