What should be my first boat??

I would like buy my first boat, and I don't know a thing about boatting, I don't even know how to fish! :) I went to my local Mariner here in TN and the sales person told me that if I want to have my wife and 3 kids, and to pull one adult skier I would need to buy a 18 footer with 190 HP 4.3 engine V6 or... show more I would like buy my first boat, and I don't know a thing about boatting, I don't even know how to fish! :)
I went to my local Mariner here in TN and the sales person told me that if I want to have my wife and 3 kids, and to pull one adult skier I would need to buy a 18 footer with 190 HP 4.3 engine V6 or I would not have enought power to do the job.
Is it true or is he just trying to sell me his $15,000 boat?!
I would like to spend up to $10,000 can you guys give me so ideas about it?!
Thanks in advance for your answer!
David
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