Rojas, on the other hand, is learning to negotiate right turns, helped by the prop's torque. "When you accelerate, the boat wants to turn right," he explains. "You have to hold on, tap the wheel, and throttle a little; the boat will set up. Then you just go." When I ask what rpm he uses for different turns, he replies honestly, "I have no idea." Everyone here is learning. For all intents and purposes, the playing field is relatively level, with WCF rules that keep any boat or motor from getting too souped up. The entire package - boat, outboard, batteries, and angler - must weigh a minimum of 2,500 pounds. The same strictures go for the engines, almost all of which are 225s. You're not allowed to adjust the timing, the gear ratio, or the carburetor. Furthermore, all propellers have to be stock models. "We wouldn't want anyone to go out and blow the others away," Bentz says. "At the end of the day, all the boats are pretty darned close."