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postill 42x idle sotwDave Postill proudly showed off his 2007 Cigarette Racing 42X, which was repowered with Mercury Racing 1350 engines by Chief Performance, at the Miami Boat Show Poker Run last month.

Last October I wrote my column (read it here) on an elated Dave Postill, who was looking forward to running his repowered 2007 Cigarette Racing 42X offshore V-bottom at the 2013 Key West Poker Run produced by the Florida Powerboat Club. Although Postill’s boat, which was being outfitted with a pair of turbocharged Mercury Racing 1350 engines by the crew at Chief Performance in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., wasn’t quite finished in time for the run to Key West, Fla., last November, the 42-footer was on hand for last month’s Miami Boat Show Poker Run.

Not only did Postill and four other friends get to showcase his “new” boat at the season-opening poker run a few weeks ago, but the V-bottom was such a head-turner that the club presented it with the Best Engines and Rigging award during Saturday night’s party.

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