Had my VP2003 out last winter.I can't improve on the many good suggestions on how to lift
back end.I can tell you it is quite light,compared to front end,so any method that fits will work.suggest you have a piece of 2x4 to put across under transmission-anything that can't collapse for safety's sake.
I needed an electric
wrench/gun,as used by tire changers,with a 6point 25mm socket,though a 6pt 1" socket will work.Remove both rear 25mm top nuts.Try not to disturb nuts under the eng brkt-these will affect alignment if moved.
If you find these lower nuts are beat up & adjusting stud is worn/stripped,PM me.
No need to touch frt mounts-they are very flexible,though you should inspect the "flex rubber" very carefully in all 4 mounts.They are prone to breaking on these eng. Leave the portion of mount that is bolted to hull
until you have done the above,jacked & blocked the eng.
After you get mount in the sunlight,you disassemble it to replace the rubber portion-VP only supplies the rubber,for$180.
While you're at it,inspect the 2 brackets that are bolted to back of eng.,that the mounts att. to-one of mine was cracked & I got it welded.
Good luck / Len
Here is pic of broken stbd frt mount.
There is a very recent post on here that has a link to an alt. source of aftermarket mounts-not any cheaper,but better/safer design.Post is under "Boat Rollover".