Nate Brown in Seattle Times: "I only have one propeller and one gear box and one gear ratio. If something breaks, I'm popping a beer and watching like everyone else."

Brown said boat racing is an addiction that never goes away. "Why do we keep doing it? We're all blithering idiots," Brown said.


Photo: Russ McElroy

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