Thanks for all the good information from everyone. If the Black boat with the LT1 was in as good of shape as the Purple boat, I would buy the black one for sure. I will see when they will be out of storage and maybe look at them side to side. I will make sure to really look at the engine and mechanical parts. Anything specific (besides the aluminum heads) I need to look for in either boat?
Sounds like either boat will do what I am looking to do though.