Haven't seen the article - I gave up on HotBoat a few years ago.
I just couldn't get into all the "open bow offshores" and ski boats.
You can have So. Cal. I have to go there next week, and not really looking forward to it - fortunately it's only two days.
The Cumberland run was great this year. I was running with friends in thier 35 Executioner. Saw a lot of really nice hardware (nicest boat I saw was bschoe's Cig ) and it was a good, safe run.
I was only transplanted to Kentucky 4 yrs ago, and I have to admit alot of the locals are "hillbillies" IMO. But, anyone that was out there weren't the hillbillies.
There were people from all over the country that made the run, and it's a beautiful lake, and a well organized run.