Originally Posted by njskier
I disagree to some extent.......diesels do take longer to "spool up" so the 0-36 mph time will suffer, but it should "hold" speed rather well (good for slalom), get 2-3 times the fuel economy of a gas V-8 and last much longer too. It would be a great engine choice in a wakeboard boat (heavy, ballast). I know diesel is the way to go for alot of reasons in europe.
Thats also a rather high RPM diesel, so perhaps the spool up time will be lessened somewhat.
On the positive side, diesels have tremendous low end torque so that may have some hole shot assistance.