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By Garth Meyer
Whitman County Gazette 

Dangerous Curves debuts at Webb's Slough

Local boat racing team to run at Aug. 28 event


August 12, 2021

Mike Thomas | Submitted

Dangerous Curves waits on a trailer for a test run.

WEBB'S SLOUGH - A debut is in the making for the next sprint boat races in St. John on Aug. 28.

Dangerous Curves is a team of locals, Mike Thomas and Clint O'Keefe, who formed last year and waited out the pandemic-canceled 2020 season.

Then the night before the opening race at Webb's Slough in June, they put the boat in the water for a test run and it did not go as they hoped.

"Catastrophic failure," said Thomas.

The boat sucked in water, ruined two push-rods, and bent a valve.

No racing for them and their debut was delayed.

Since then, Thomas and O'Keefe took the engine out of the boat an...

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