Hey Guys, Going to re-power my 18.5' Baker MOD VP. Motor was bad when I got it so I have never even gotten a chance to get it on plane or drive it, so I have no idea of its characteristics, but I heard they are great hulls. I yanked off the Johnson 225 GT (450 lbs approx) it had on it, and I am looking at a new 300XS. (505 dry). Too heavy? It has a setback jack already on it and hydraulic steering. I would like a shop to rig it. According to Jacos where I am getting the motor from, it has to be shipped to an authorized Merc dealer. I have a message into John at Nordic and also Performance Marine in Corona. Any other ideas are appreciated. Thanks!