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In the years since World War II a powerful lot of people have become obsessed with powerboating, and today the sound of their motors is heard on every ocean and lake and puddle. According to tabulations issued by the National Association of Engine and Boat Manufacturers, more than 3,700,800 Americans owned some sort of a motorboat on Jan. 1, 1965. Whether these enthusiasts are millionaires hunting black marlin from the towers of $150,000 sport-fishermen (page 22); ocean-racing madmen like Jim Wynne, whose masochistic delights result in better boating for everyone (page 30); or ordinary citizens such as Jack Olsen, looking for nothing more than fun with the kids away from the landborne hustle (page 50), powerboating, played by the rules (page 28), gives them a world of satisfying, fascinating adventure.