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  1. The Machismo of Havasu

    by , 05-12-2008 at 06:00 PM


    May 8:
    I hate getting up before 6 a.m. However, this morning it was required so that I could get to Lake Havasu for an interview with Advantage Boats COO Scott Dreisbach, along with Gary Ferguson and Bob Sepulveda. Upon first entering the showroom, we were met by Advantage’s friendly receptionist, Nedra Atwood. She has bright red hair and the personality to match. I handed her a pink PB spaghetti strap shirt, which she ...
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  2. Deep in the Heart of Texas

    by , 05-06-2008 at 06:00 PM



    May 1: Two of our models, Danielle and Sophia, joined me on my Southwest flight to Houston via Albuquerque, New Mexico. Danielle worked with us last weekend at the Desert Storm Run. The curvy blonde sat next to me on the flight reading a book called It’s Not About the Money while I watched a 1970 Elvis documentary That’s the Way it Is. While still at the terminal, Danielle had bragged about what a great ...
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  3. Battle Scars

    by , 04-30-2008 at 06:00 PM

    April 24: We drove to Bullhead City, AZ, to pick up an order of T-shirts from Zubrick Screenprints to be used as giveaways for the Indigo Joe’s forum member party during the Desert Storm Poker Run. Zubrick has been making T-shirts for us for more than 20 years. Steve and Karen Arellanez purchased it from Larry several years ago and run it very efficiently, but I miss dealing with Larry. Nobody’s artwork is better.
    While ...

    Updated 10-13-2012 at 09:20 AM by King Creole

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  4. California Dreaming

    by , 04-22-2008 at 06:00 PM
    April 17: Drove to Corona, CA, to drop off magazines at GS Marine for Shoemaker to take to Irvine Lake for the Motorhead Madness event. Dave Batista, an old friend and team member, was in Greg’s office. Batista and Shoemaker were discussing their recently purchased So Cal Custom molds. Batista owns the 19’ Gullwing, while Shoemaker and Mike DeClark own the 19’ Tunnel mold that they are now manufacturing in Corona. The 19’ Tunnel comes from the original mold that was created by Eliminator in the ...
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  5. Seeing Red

    by , 04-13-2008 at 06:00 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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  6. Rising to the 'Occassion'

    by , 03-30-2008 at 06:00 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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  7. Miami Hustle

    by , 03-24-2008 at 06:00 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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  8. The Dream Comes to Life

    by , 03-18-2008 at 06:00 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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  9. The Crucial Test

    by , 03-10-2008 at 06:00 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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  10. Monkey Business

    by , 03-03-2008 at 05:00 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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  11. Beginnings

    by , 12-22-2007 at 05:00 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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  12. Chris Davidson Blog Intro

    by , 11-22-2007 at 05:00 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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