Matt Trulio

Raylar Adding Upgrade Package for 525EFI
The reason behind the popularity of Mercury Racing’s 525EFI engine is so simple: It’s reliable. Make that super-reliable. Only a fool would modify the 525-hp stalwart of the Mercury Racing engine line in any way while it is still under ...
Bimini Offshore Challenge Update: Race Village Booming, Bimini Count Down
Just spoke with Brad Schoenwald, the organizer for the Bimini Ocean Challenge, a three-day festival that kicked off today in Sunny Isle Beach, Miami. Schoenwald said the race village—the event includes an Offshore Powerboat Association race this Sund...
Gulf Oil Spill: Video from Ground Zero
With British Petroleum’s failed the Deepwater Horizon rig still spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico and creating the worst spill in history, this nine-minute video report from television fishing show host Wade Middleton and Chris Edmonston of BoatU.S...
Big-Ticket Buyers Out There, But Still Wary
Just got off the phone with Peter Hledin, the straight-talking founder and owner of Douglas Marine/Skater in Douglas, Mich. Hledin is one of the people I go to for honest answers to hard questions, and I respect him as much ...
Geico vs. SBI: “Resolved Amicably”
Just got off the phone with Ken Scherer, the attorney for Geico in its $150,000 lawsuit against Super Boat International over a television deal that never materialized. Scherer and attorneys for SBI met yesterday in a mediation session in Palm ...
Freeze Frame Adds Mobile Lab
Call me a creature of the digital age or just a creature of instant gratification—I’ll plead guilty to both—but waiting for pictures really sucks. And nowhere is that more true than in the world of offshore powerboat racing and poker ...
Miss Geico Singed at OPA Opener
The first race of the Offshore Powerboat Association season May 29-30 in Ocean City, Md., saw the Miss Geico catamaran have a scary—but mostly uneventful—moment before a Saturday testing session. A gust of wind during a “hot start” and residual...
Valentine Goes Consultant
Caught up with Doug Valentine early this afternoon. Offshore racing fans, especially those who followed the uber-successful Factory 2 class from 1999 through 2002 under APBA Offshore LLC, will remember Valentine as one of the key people—and racers—...
Giving at Wide-Open Throttle
About a month ago, I stood in front of a stage at the Desert Storm Poker Run in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., and watched Joy Schou of the Platinum Power Club and Bob Teague of Teague Custom Marine raise money ...
Giving at Wide-Open Throttle
About a month ago, I stood in front of a stage at the Desert Storm Poker Run in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., and watched Joy Schou of the Platinum Power Club and Bob Teague of Teague Custom Marine raise money ...

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