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June Boom


From the Jacksonville River Rally Fun Run (above) at the beginning for the month to the Bahamas Poker Run at the end, there’s plenty of hot organized events happening in June. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

Early last week, I got a call from Jason Moe, the owner of a jaw-dropping 2016 Outerlimits SV 50 sportboat. Moe and his wife, Laurie, their 14-year-old daughter, Katelin, and Colton, their 11-year-old son, live in the Seattle, Wash., area, which means local organized go-fast boating events are few and far between. For that kind of action, they have to hit the road.

Case in point: During the Desert Storm Poker Run in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., a couple of weeks ago, Moe graciously invited me for some late afternoon fun on his 50-footer with his beautiful family. But between spending the morning and early afternoon on an Outerlimits SL 52 owned by Daniel Hafid of Newport Beach, Calif., and some pesky work obligations that refused go away no matter how much I ignored them, I had to beg off.

Moe was as bummed out as I was that we did not get the chance to enjoy Lake Havasu on his boat together, so he called to reschedule. The good news, which we figured out during the call, is that the Moe and Trulio families are staying in the Boyne City, Mich., area for the week leading up to the Boyne Thunder Poker Run in early July and we’ll get to take that boat ride together. We’ve already made tentative plans.

That got me thinking, not so much about how much fun Boyne Thunder is going to be but about all the worthwhile performance boating events between now and then.

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