Well, this year he has a bone stock 250 HO on it. And I mean bone stock, not even plastic reeds and a factory EMM. The 250 HO does not have the 1.71 lower on it, only the 300 does. And the 07 motor was not "ported" it was within factory specs, with minor other mods.
He raced the new motor in Kingston, TN this past weekend. He came in second in River Racer running my 29 Yamaha prop. Once he gets the prop figured out the boat will be VERY FAST. Considering it weighs 1710# I think it ran very well. Considering the boat that won the class was a couple of hundred pounds lighter, well, you figure it out.
To top it all off he was giving rides to the press, people from the city, etc....
HERE is a newspaper article about this past weekend.