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  1. Seeing Red

    by , 04-13-2008 at 05:00 PM

    April 5: Drove down to Searchlight, NV, to meet with Kevin (left) to discuss the next print issue. We discussed cover subjects and which events we would be covering in the following month. After spending the previous Sunday in the emergency room with blood in my urine, spent a horrific 75-minute drive back to Vegas not being able to relieve my bladder.

    April 6: Went to the Emergency Room (below) for the second time ...
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  2. Rising to the 'Occassion'

    by , 03-30-2008 at 05:00 PM


    March 10: Coordinated with Cindy, Todd and Craig to be at three different events on the same weekend: the Men’s Luxury Toy Expo in Phoenix, the High Octane Motorsports Expo at the California Speedway and the Lake Havasu Marine Association Boat Show.











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  3. Miami Hustle

    by , 03-24-2008 at 05:00 PM
    Feb. 14: After waking up early, I headed to the Miami International Boat Show. I needed to get credentials for Andrew and myself. I swiped a large dolly from the Convention Center to begin distributing the 8,000 magazines shipped from L.A. Scott told me how bad the torrential rains had been the day before, which made the Hardin crew miserable unloading the booth. I ran into many faces I hadn’t seen since being terminated from ...
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  4. The Dream Comes to Life

    by , 03-18-2008 at 05:00 PM
    Jan. 2: My first official business trip of 2008 was flying to Milwaukee to meet with Fred Kiekhaefer, President of Mercury Racing. Once again, Southwest Airlines was late getting Earl to Vegas from L.A., so we missed the connecting flight in Vegas. Midwest Airlines was nice enough to let us catch another redeye without any additional fees. Blake, JW, Earl, Cherie and I landed in Milwaukee, where it was a balmy 8 degrees. We ...
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  5. The Crucial Test

    by , 03-10-2008 at 05:00 PM

    Oct. 28: Drove to Cottonwood Cove in Searchlight, Nevada, for our first boat-test event. The marina and hotel staff bent over backwards to make our stay as problem-free as possible with such short notice. My assistant, Cindy Bergstrom, organized all the food and supplies. It was a great feeling to see everyone together again following the "breakup." Many of us, myself included, felt like we had been stripped of ...
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  6. Monkey Business

    by , 03-03-2008 at 04:00 PM
    This month, I’ll continue the Performance Boats backstory -- the saga that began late last summer when we set out to create Performance Boats.

    Sept. 18: Jim “JW” Wilkes and I flew to Ft. Myers, Florida, for Baja’s dealer meeting, arriving at about 10 p.m. The Sanibel Harbour Resort is one of our old stomping grounds from our days at the Hot Boat Performance Evaluations. Our experiences there have comprised the serene to ...
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  7. Beginnings

    by , 12-22-2007 at 04:00 PM
    It's one thing to take the reins of a magazine that has already established itself. It is quite another to launch a new magazine from scratch. But that was precisely our undertaking with the birth of Performance Boats. Of course, it helps to have great relationships with people like Bob Leach, Scott Price, Gary Baltz, Dana Stettler and John West, from my days at Hot Boat. Armed with little more than our cameras, a few pretty girls and much determination, we embarked upon an aggressive tour of the ...
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  8. Chris Davidson Blog Intro

    by , 11-22-2007 at 04:00 PM
    Before I jump into the "blogosphere" for the first time, let me tell you about who I am and how I got here.

    My name is Chris Davidson. I live in Las Vegas. Since 1986, I have been in charge of Hot Boat Magazine with one job title or another. One of the pivotal moments in Hot Boat's existence came in 1989, when it was purchased by LFP Inc., the company spearheaded by Hustler Magazine founder Larry Flynt. Hot Boat's new association with LFP would have profound ramifications,
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