Standing in front of last Saturday’s captains’ meeting, Roger Zuidema, president of the West Michigan Offshore powerboat group, was weighing a unique and critical decision as 40 performance boat owners waited on news regarding the annual Muskegon Powerboat Weekend. The light rain overnight had subsided and boats were in the water. The unusual cool and wet spring/early summer weather conditions made drivers eager as they awaited instructions for the 62-mile poker run from Muskegon to White Lake and Grand Haven.

On Friday and throughout that evening, the waves had peeked at 6 to 8 feet, but by Saturday morning they had diminished and the small craft advisory was scheduled to end around 11 a.m.

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