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Rocket boats ready to rumble

The sound of cresting waves will be drowned out by the roar of 1,500-hp engines Saturday and Sunday as Super Boat International descends on Florida's Port Canaveral and Cocoa Beach for Super Boat Thunder On the Beach.

The boats, capable of reaching speeds of 200 mph on calm seas, will test from noon to 5 p.m. offshore Cocoa Beach on Saturday and race in two segments starting at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday.

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