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BRACKET BLASTER

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Mike Finnegan’s 19 Ultra Shadow….8 Seconds Of Pure Fun And so it begins, innocently enough, a nice 19-foot Rogers Bonneville TR jet boat.  The perfect river fun boat.  But then, there are other jet boats on the river a little faster and a little quicker than yours.  That’s not good. So if you’re Mike Finnegan, […]

SLEEPER

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100 mph Four Winns Liberator!  Okay, I’d like to see a show of hands, please.  How many of you, when you’re browsing through an issue of Boat Trader, or online at Craigslist looking for a diamond-in-the-rough hot boat steal, do you immediately slam to a stop and start dialing the phone when you see a […]

MY PLEASURE

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Lanse Haselrig’s 30 Year-Old Rayson Craft Is Still At The Top Of The GN Game! Little did Lanse Haselrig know when he first met Rayson Craft icon Rudy Ramos nearly forty years ago that he was embarking on a life-long journey.  “I just liked boating,” remembers Lanse, “and Rudy came in to my L.A. auto […]

ROOT BEER FLOAT

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A Cool Hallett Jet That Doesn’t Look Its Age Who doesn’t like a nice cool root beer float on a hot summer day?  No, I’m not necessarily talking about the kind you pour from a Dad’s Root Beer can into a frosty mug filled with vanilla ice cream.  I have a better idea.  How about […]

GHOST OF COLD FIRE

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Not the Original, but the Next Best Thing. One of the first things I did when I took over the editorial reins at Powerboat Magazine in late 1973 was institute a new monthly feature, “Hot Boat of the Month.”    And choosing the first boat and driver to be so honored was easy…..it had to be […]

BEAUTIFUL NOISE

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A Biesemeyer?  Guess Again….It’s an Eagle! Steve Schepp was a jet boater up until 1983 when he ran across this rare 1976 Eagle flatbottom that appears suspiciously similar to a Biesemeyer.  “I loved the way the boat looked.  It was a class piece and I just had to have it,” said Steve who paid only […]

RIVER RULER

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So What Does A Life-Long High Performance Outboarder Build for Himself? If you’ve worked and owned your own marine/outboard/sterndrive repair facility for nearly fifty years, and your heart and soul is everything high performance, what kind of boat would you pick for your off-hours ride?  If you’re Ted Miller of All Seasons Marine in Boulder […]

V-DRIVE SLAYER

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Rick Lee’s “Hurry Round Hondo” Was Truly a Jet Boat Before Its Time Here are Rick Lee’s memories of the Hurry Round Hondo K-Jet From 1974 to 1976 I was working for Hondo Boats selling boats. I was also driving any kind of race boat I was allowed to. Among them Crazy Horse, Rated X […]

SALTON SEA MONSTERS

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Marathon Racing’s Most Dominating Boats Turn 50! The Salton Sea 500 marathon race was a boat breaker.  During most years (1961-1964) less than 25 percent of the original starters were able to limp to the finish line.  The four-mile triangle race course was a torture track.   By days end, the pits were littered with blown […]