Free rides on Mercury Marine boat

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – With the Major League Fishing Championship in town, people are offered the chance to take a ride on a boat powered by the Mercury Marine.

The boat goes up to 75 miles per hour, and the joy ride was free. The reason for giving free rides is to spread the word about the fun of boating and fishing.

Reaching high speeds on a boat is a much different feeling than in a car.

“It was just cruising. What a rocketship,” Mercury consultant Jack Litjens said. “It’s the thrill of it. The thrill of having one of these and having that kind of a ride to me is just awesome.”

The Mercury boats are actually used by professional fishermen to get to a certain area of water before their competition.

Declan Levy

Declan Levy

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