I got a 2005 Triton 1653SS with stick steering. I removed the standoffs that the controls were mounted in and moved them into the side panels to have more room to swivel around. I love the stick steering with the exception of having to underpower the boat simply because it has that type of steering. Texas has a 40 HP max. rating on all new boats equipped with stick steering. Florida will allow 60 HP and I heard that Missouri doesn't have any limitations. The only company that supplies all of the boating manufacturers is easyglide (easyglide.com). This is according to all the major manufacturers that I could contact (Triton, Alumacraft, Tracker, War Eagle, Lowe, SeaArk, and Xtremeindustries). They have a newer model that is supposed to handle up to a 70 HP outboard or 90 Jet. I have the other model (40 HP-65 Jet). I purchased the newer model because it is supposed to have better handeling and a shorter throw, but I returned it because it didn't. The 40 HP works okay but if my boat was rigged with a console it would be rated up to a 70 hp [2(length x width) - 90]. Now, after that long introduction, does anyone know if it's legal to overpower the boat hp rating (with stick steering) after it's paid off and can it then be insured?