On the stock-car circuit, the premier event is the Daytona 500. For open racers, the spotlight shifts to Indianapolis. But for bay boats, the popular style that combines minimal draft with coastal performance, the ultimate showcase has to be Boca Grande Pass during tarpon season. That's when thousands of silver kings - and dozens of boats - congregate at the mouth of Florida's Charlotte Harbor. Leaping fish, confused wakes and hair-tight maneuvering creates challenging conditions. Against this backdrop, I tested the new 2410 Bay Ranger this past summer.