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  1. Hallett's in Havasu 2017! What a Great Time with some AWESOME BOATS!

    For the second year in a row Hallett's in Havasu did not disappoint! This year boasted 60 boats at the Springs Saturday morning for breakfast, with over 200 people in attendance! (Click Video Links Below)

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  2. 2017 Campbell Spring Round Up

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    The 2017 Campbell Boat Owners annual Spring Round Up, dropped anchor on Friday, May 19 th in Lake Havasu City. On Friday afternoon, an informal run to Havasu Springs for lunch was made to conduct some pre Spring Round Up water testing. A couple of these boats had not been in the water since late last year, so a small trip was in order to make sure everything was seaworthy.

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    Five boats left Thompson...
  3. 2017 Lucas Oil - &quot;Colorado River Challenge&quot; - Parker AZ Drags

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    Last weekend was a big one for the Blue Water Casino on the Colorado River. The Lucas Oil Drag Boat
    series was in town for their first of two stops at this venue and it didn't disappoint. Having been my
    first time at this venue, I gotta say I was thoroughly impressed. Compared to the Wild Horse Pass
    Motorsports Park in Chandler, this venue felt like I was on vacation. Not to say that Wild Horse is bad
    because its not. But for what I was here to do "Shoot Photos...
  4. Crazy Fun at the 2016 Monster Bash!

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    Typically I write articles about the events as an observer, or a vendor. I've been to quite a few Monster Bash's, and Desert Storm's over the years, but to speak candidly I almost never participate in them. This year would mark the first year I have ever sponsored Monster Bash (we usually just do Desert Storm), and instead of just doing our usual booth and parties, we decided we wanted to actually run it!

    (Sigus running his boat in the Poker Run)...
  5. Positive Trim does the Howard Regatta with RDP

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    One of my favorite events of the year is the late summer Howard Regatta. The event offers major drool factor with some of the nicest hardware on the lake. The people are so down to earth and friendly, this event encompasses all that makes the lake such an enjoyable place to spend time. This year marks the third year that I participated in the regatta and it was arguably one of the best. Arriving late Thursday night I met up with the rest of the RDP...
  6. SCOPE 2016 Long Beach Poker Run!

    Words by : Kyle Steiner
    Photos Provided : S.C.O.P.E.

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    The west coast's premier offshore powerboat club, SCOPE, along with its title sponsors, Nordic Boats and IMCO Marine, decided to mark the twentieth anniversary of their organization by bringing their annual poker run back to Long Beach. SCOPE has hosted their Poker Run in San Diego for the past two years. The Queen Mary and Long Beach served as backdrops to this year's run which was hosted dockside at...
  7. 2016 6th Annual Billy B River Rockets Show at Pirates Cove by Jason Miller

    It's been said "Early to bed, early to rise. Makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise". If that holds any truth then on September 17, 2016, Pirate Cove Resort was flooded by genius level boat Owners and Drivers. I began my morning at 7am. Pulling in to Jack Smith Memorial Park in Needles, CA. I was thinking I might catch the beginning of the precession down to Pirate Cove. Maybe some early hot laps. Instead I only found a lot full of empty trailers. After ten minutes and not even hearing a...
  8. 2016 Damn Dam Run

    Photo's, Words, Video by Justin Ude (aka Beermaker)

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    As a self proclaimed Havasu boater, I rarely stray from my "happy place" on the Arizona/California boarder. But for the second time in as many years we made the trek north to Lake Mohave for the annual Damn Dam Run. I must admit the drive north to Hoover Dam is some of the most scenic boating I have ever taken in. The trip started with a late night run from So Cal to Havasu to pick up the Howard and a...
  9. 2016 CdA Performance Boat Regatta - This is how we do it in Idaho!

    Photos and Words by : Mike Shill aka "Clown Royal"

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    Last weekend was the 13 th Annual Regatta in Harrison Idaho on Lake Coeur d?Alene. The weather was in the mid-90s and at 5PM Saturday we counted approximately 220 boats and who knows how many people partaking in the festivities all for charity. This is the biggest boating event/party/fund raiser of the Summer on the lake. Event shirts, raffle tickets and poker hands all go to the American Lung Association....
  10. 2016 Skaterfest Coverage by JayBoat!

    Photos and Words by : Jayboat

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    Regardless of size, poker runs are the lifeblood of the performance boating world. They bring owners and fans together to run with each other, socialize and check out hardware; as well as offer builders, dealers and vendors a chance to showcase product to their core market. Whether it's a huge event like Desert Storm or Key West, or a local event at a small lake everyone in this game enjoys the...
  11. 2016 - 336 Parker Enduro Announcement # 1

    It's a little later in the season than I would've liked to finally be getting started on the Enduro. For the last two years I have tried like hell to get ahead of the eight ball, so there's a little irony in the fact that the first year I really had a chance to get out in front of it, I find myself behind it. The upside is it is for good reason that I am running behind in the fact that RDP has had an absolute banner year in business and we have been so busy that we haven't had...
  12. Big Cat Poker Run 2016 Roars through the Delta with Record Numbers

    Teague Custom Marine's press release of Big Cat as seen first on RiverDavesPlace.com

    (Bob Nixon seen here in his Outerlimits)
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    Teague Custom Marine presented the Big Cat Poker Run event, based out of the Northern California town of Discovery Bay, on August 12 and 13. Teague Custom Marine has been a co-title sponsor with Colledgewood Inc. since the events inception in the year 2000, and the beneficiary is the Discovery Bay Lion's Club. Volunteers from the...
  13. 2016 10th Annual Performance Regatta Coverage!

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    Its 9am. August 13, 2016. The air temperature is a humid 101 degrees, the water temperature a very comfortable 78 degrees. Up and down the river near Aha Quinn Ca, engines can be heard firing and heading for the "sand bar", just a quick ride up river. I watch as the parade of small boats with big inch engines pass, thinking to myself it's going to be a great day.

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    Up at the sand bar the mix of Jet Boats, V Drives, family cruisers,...
  14. 2016 Long Beach Sprint Boat Races

    Photo's and Words by Erick Bryner

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    Another Long Beach Sprint Nationals is in the books and this one had no shortage of excitement. And although I only attended Saturday's races, I don't feel like I missed out on any action. The day started off a little crooked due the parking situation which ruffled some feathers outside the gates, but once that was resolved and everyone settled in, the typical waterside partying ensued....
  15. 2016 Catalina Ski Race - By Daren Van Ryte

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    You can tell it's close to race day when you see this line up in front of the Maya Hotel. As always, Friday afternoon involves good times talking with friends and teams you may only see at the Catalina Ski Race. I had the opportunity to talk to team 70 that consisted of a double up team from Australia with skiers, Steve Berry and Troy Barens skiing behind a 38' Hustler driven by Darrell Nottke with Todd Kelm observing and Keefe Nottke navigating....
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