'97 PS205, LT-1, 1:1
I've had no trouble with this engine, I run 89 octane per owner's manual. Starts every time. Plenty of pull. If someone couldn't get up on slalom, it was because they couldn't hold on or had too many cold beverages. I've not been in a boat with power slot, but I don't think it is required with the LT-1, especially if you are looking at a 190(smaller than 205) and your previous boat was a carb w/ 240hp.
But I do understand the concept of "If your going to do it, do it right!"
"Filling my potential would really cut into my sitting around time!" - Bamford