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    Readers rides are cool.Hot Rod used to pick up a cheap car and do a build up on a budget.Maybe you could do something similar with a boat?How to articles,driving tips,maintenance,etc are always interesting to read.Of course show the big boys and their turbine powered Skaters! I always wished Hot Boat would publish annual compilations of their outboard tech and stern drive columns.Lots of good info but sometimes hard to track down where you saw it.

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    Thanks Jimmyz27 & Too Old

    These are some more great ideas. I have forwarded them on to the editor. I really like the build up on a budget and boating destinations, guys.

    Thanks Again

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    I like the idea of spotlight on a readers ride or test run on an older boat as well as some new, but older stuff is still everywhere and lots of people run the olders cigs, apaches, and scarabs that look in "new" condition.
    And smaller events or hot spots that attract people to certain destinations (winter runs, spring breaks, holiday weekend vacations). Like following a group around for parties and poker runs for the weekend.

    Looking forward to the mag!

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    1) Take an average boat like Baja 25' and try it with different props- pitch and blades-3,4,5. Then try with 2" shorter lower unit. Do this every month on a different boat!

    2) Take someones boat and test it and make it faster. Show before and after.

    3) test speed difference of GPS and pilot tube speedo.

    4) Speed difference with offshore water pickups

    5) Invest in Land and Sea propshaft dyno and let owners guess their HP and then test actual HP.

    6) Before and after thru hull exhaust

    7) Exhaust manifolds shootout!!
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    or have a "win a ride in Tomcat" raffle

    do a "are you really a gearhead" tech test., engine specs and boating history, etc

    we have some good ones on archive posts

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    I like the idea of taking a average boat and trying to make it faster ! I will voluteer mine for a 2" shorter lower !! We can A/B that.

    I would also like to win a ride in "tomcat" although that boat is so beautiful I'd be afraid to just board the thing.

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    Looks like the guys have given you lots of good ideas---here's a few more suggestions.

    How about LOTS of engine building articles??? There are TONS of smaller not so well known shops building and dynoing engines all the time everywhere! It would be nice to see more dyno test comparisons from one part to another.

    Also testing some of these Bravo One aftermarket shops. Using the same boat and engines only just switching the drives such as Max Machine Worx, IMCO Extreme SC, Teague Platnum, Billet Marine, etc, etc. Do a tear down of each drive IF it survives and see who's really WHO in the Bravo drive arena.

    Whatever story/article you do please do not be vague about the info. People want to KNOW as much info from reading the acticles without feeling like they still have a ton of questions afterwards and please be very forward with end results. And LOTS of pictures with captions speaks volumes!!!

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    If anyone has any ideas you would like to see in a upcoming issue
    Yep our poker run on Aug. 16 2003. This will be the first annual" Liguid Jungle Poker Run" put on by the Upper Mississippi Power Boaters. It will cover 81 miles most of which will be on lake Pepin. We are starting with a 65 boat limit. But we feel we will recieve many more entry and may raise that number later. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Hows that for a free plug

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