We just had a great multi-family weekend on Sam Rayburn: fishing, skiing, riding, loafing, etc. The 188 Sport with a 125 did all we asked it to do. The key was replacing the Laser II 26P prop with an a 19P of another brand. Our first trip was disappointing because we couldn't get out of the hole with a skier heavier than 150 pounds, eliminating all the guys. With the 19P, we could yank 200 pounders off their slaloms. It still goes as fast as we need to go. As for fishing: the catching was slow, but the fishing was super!