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A Perfect Introduction: Wake Effects Delivers MTI-V 42 in Florida Keys

For someone who lives in Kansas and boats most often at his home on Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks, late February doesn’t sound like a great time of year to take delivery of a boat you purchased on your hometown lake. But for Ray Medlock, the timing of his purchase of a new MTI-V 42 luxury performance center console from Wake Effects in Osage Beach, Mo., couldn’t have come at a better time.

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Ray Medlock was sure glad he purchased his MTI-V 42 with quad Mercury Racing Verado 400R engines just in time for the MTI Owners Fun Run in the Florida Keys. Photo by Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix

How so? Medlock, a lifelong freshwater lake boater whose primary experience with performance boating was through friends, took the maiden voyage in his beautiful red, gray and white 42-footer powered by quad Mercury Racing Verado 400R in the Florida Keys a few days after the Miami International Boat Show ended as part of the MTI Owners Fun Run (read the story) from Miami to Marathon.

The experience, according to Medlock, was beyond anything he could imagine. He said his first saltwater boating experience, which happened to take place in one of the coolest places to boat in saltwater, was the “perfect trip.”

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