First, the size thing sounds about right. I assume he was ticketed on Havasu. He frequents there alot and there is a size limitation in the channel that they have been enforcing on big weekends pretty firmly for the last season or two (we got booted in a Tiger in Ocotober).
Second, call Bourget in Phoenix Arizona and ask him anything you want. He's very approachable from what I'm told. If you need I can get you in contact with him. I have a freind that's good friends with him.