The baitwell is the same as the one that I had on my previous Parker 23SE, works great and doubles as a seat. I can put a 40 lb striper in there and keep him alive!! Usually I get back to the dock with all my catch in there and don't need any ice. It is kind of funny offloading all live fluke or a couple of live stripers, I think they taste better.
I haven't had the boat long enough to really eval the F250 but I can cruise at about 24kts at 4400 rpms with full fuel and top at 5900rpms with a 15 1/4 X 19 stndard prop. I'm going to experiment thi summer with other props. BOB