Originally Posted by jeff shelton
At a minimum you should get the 6.0 and at the high altitudes you may still need to reprop. I was in Aurora, CO for work in 2009 and went by the local dealer and was talking with a sales guy and he told me that they get all their X45's with the 8.1.
Thanks for your input. My dealer here in Utah always said the same thing. When I talked to him about it at the boat show he mentioned a concern about purchasing a boat with the 8.1. That they don't make it anymore and any future maintenance will be tricky and costly. That scares me some. I like the 45 but have concerns about the 6.0 handling it.
Anyone in Utah/Colorado with a 45 that has the 6.0 in it?