As the chorus of one of my kids’ favorite Fall Out Boy songs goes, “thanks for the memories, thanks for the memories.” Well in typical playful and humorous Fall Out Boy style, the song is actually named “Thnks Fr Mmrs” with all of the vowels omitted. But I digress.
Mark and Nancy Tuck took delivery of their new Wright Performance 360 powered by twin Mercury Racing 450R engines just in time for the Key West Poker Run in November. Photo by Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix
Seriously this year, while not yet over, has created some lasting memories. There were first-time excursions to the Tickfaw 200 Poker Run, the Lake Cumberland Thunder Run and the West Michigan Offshore Rock The Coast Fun Run. Of course there were debuts of new models at the Miami International Boat Show in February, an out-of-this-world trip to the 11th annual Lake Powell Challenge and a fun-filled Key West Poker Run with my friends from Nor-Tech Hi-Performance Boats and my new friends from Norway in one of the company’s latest 390 Sport center consoles powered by the new-for-2019 triple Mercury Racing 450R engines.
I reported on new boats delivered to friends such as California’s Dave and Buffie Megugorac, who got their new DCB M44 Widebody Bananas XL early in the year, Burton and Yvette Kirsten, whose new Outerlimits 46 catamaran JET stole the Miami show, and Mark and Nancy Tuck, who ran their new Wright Performance 360 sport cat in the Key West Poker Run. I even got to be part of a marriage proposal with new friends during the Lake Cumberland Thunder Run, which ended up being the subject of my mid-June OffshoreOnly.com column.