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I don't quite understand your questions. What are you trying to find out?
What sized boat are you looking at, and how many people will you have in it at one time on average? Also, how are you going to use the boat, is it just for cruising or do you plan on doing watersports/towing with it?
With a boat like that you would want the 350 mag. That being said with 10 people in the boat that might be a little much for even the 350. Does the boat builder offer a 6.2?
Without question you would want the 350 mag. The difference comes down to how much torque these engines make. The 5.0 MPI engine makes roughly 100 ft/lbs of torque less than the 350 mag. With any boat, it's torque, and not horsepower, that pushes the boat up and out of the water. If you were only going to put 2 or 3 people in the boat, and never do any watersports, you could get away with the 5.0 MPI and probably be happy. But with that many people in the boat, and especially if you are going to tow, you simply would not be happy with the 5.0 MPI, it would be to small of an engine for what you are looking to do with it. The boat would always feel slow, and struggle to get up on plane with the 5.0 engine.
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