2 QUICK 4 U

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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 […]

BOAT RACING’S LONGEST DAY…..2013 Bluewater 336 Enduro

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What’s a boat race without some drama?  Sometimes it’s about a controversial  turn-judge call.  Other times it might be a questionable post-race tech infraction.  Or maybe there was even a scoring screw-up.  Stuff happens.   But the 2013 BlueWater 336 Enduro in Parker , Arizona  was a little different.  It was ‘drama central’ months before […]

BAD, BAD, V-DRIVES

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For 363 days a year, Irvine Lake, located in the rolling hills of eastern Orange County, California is a quiet, calm and serene reservoir where the loudest audible sound might come from a bird chirping or a fish jumping for its morning breakfast.  In fact, for anglers, Irvine Lake is considered one of the prime […]

FLUSH REGULARLY….LIVE LONGER

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It’s the end of another great day on the water. The boat is back on the trailer and ready to head for home. Just one more thing left to do…..give it a fresh water bath and flush. The boat bath part is pretty simple, but what about the fresh water engine flush? That’s right, not […]

SHINE ON

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You’ve just taken delivery of your brand new boat. On the way to the water for the very first time you can’t help but glance every few seconds in the rear view mirror to admire the gleaming magnificence of that fiberglass beauty you’re towing. Now, fast forward five years, or perhaps ten or more into […]

RIVER ROCKETS 2013

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  What does 100,000+ horsepower look like?  Maybe something like this….over 100 of the hottest hot boats in the country lined-up gunnel to gunnel along the beach of the oh-so-popular Pirates Cove Resort  just south of Needles, California on the Colorado River. September 21, 2013 was a special day because it was time for the […]

BOAT AND RODS ON THE RIVER

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It’s been one of the Parker Strip’s most popular campground resorts since flatbottom ski boats and hydros discovered the Colorado River.  And not wanting to forget its roots, every September Castle Rock Shores has a “Show and Shine” that attracts some of the best street rods and hot boats in the Southwest. What makes it […]

FUEL SMART

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If you own a boat with dual onboard fuel tanks, you understand the problem.  How do you switch from one tank to the other? Most boats with more than one tank come standard equipped with a very basic manual 4-way brass selector valve which often is located in some obscure and hard to access place […]