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Some of the Colorado River’s best and busiest hot boating takes place between Laughlin at the north and Blythe to the south.  And if it wasn’t for a couple of dams in the way, it would an incredible unobstructed run of more than one hundred miles from top to bottom. What is unique, however, is […]

AS GOOD AS IT GETS

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Nick Barron has been the head honcho at Hallett Boats in Irwindale, California going on fifty years plus.  He’s seen and done it all; experienced every trend, fad and innovation that the performance boating industry could throw at him. Back in 1961, Nick was just getting started building fiberglass flatbottom ski boats, something he hasn’t […]

THE FASTEST MILE

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Lake of the Ozarks 2013 Shoot-Out Celebrates Its 25th With Record Speeds  It’s become performance boating’s most important mile.  And why not?  After 25 years, the Lake of the Ozarks Shoot-Out competition is the place where the ‘age-old’ question, “Who’s fastest?” is put to rest. This year there was simply no doubt.  Not when a […]

A DAY AT THE BEACH

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Top Sprint Boat Racers from Seven States Vie for Championship Titles in Long Beach Most power boat racing fans just refer to it as “the beach.”  Eighty–one years ago there wasn’t a motorboat to be seen at Long Beach Marine Stadium, a city icon now recognized has a historical landmark.  Instead, it was the site […]

HOT BOATS ON ROUTE 66 – 2013

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It might seem unlikely that you’d schedule a ‘hot boat’ meet-up in the dead of winter, but if you live around Needles, California where historic Route 66 runs, it makes perfect sense.  That stretch of Colorado River just north of the I-40 bridge has become a haven for fast boats, and among them the most […]

RIVER ROCKET FEVER 2012

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It’s become a much anticipated annual event for Colorado River hot boaters — the Billy-B River Rocket showdown at Pirate Cove Resort in mid-September.  Needles, California is rapidly assuming the role as the headquarters for everything fast, loud and with a V-drive.  And master painter/artist Billy-B of Krazy Kolors seems to have the secret formula […]

AIRING IT OUT……S.C.O.P.E. OFFSHORE ACTION

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Maybe these boats aren’t ‘classic’ yet, but thought you might enjoy seeing what some of the members of SCOPE (Southern California Offshore Powerboats Elite) like to do on a Saturday afternoon for fun.  These shots were taken at the August 2012 SCOPE “Lunch Run” from Long Beach, California to Two Harbors on Catalina Island.   […]

SOMETHING OLD…SOMETHING NEW

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Ever See a Wood Deck Hondo XH511T Runner Bottom?  You Have Now! Among the most elite names in flatbottom history is Hondo, a line of record setting hulls designed and built by Irv and Peggy Ann Brendel back in the ’60s, ’70s and early ’80s.  And of all their many models, quite possibly the most […]

MAKIN’ NOYES

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Feast Your Eyes On This Rare Eliminator Spider Flatty With Blown Chevy Small Block Muscle! If you were the man in charge of your own private lake, wouldn’t you have a boat?  Of course you would!   Meet Dave Noyes, general manager of Serrano Water District in Orange County, California and hot boat enthusiast.  Part of […]