The problem is not posts on OSO........ The problem is people getting injured and killed due to lack of knowledge and training...... and if an insurance company is going to "lurk"....they'll certainly pay a platinum fee for "inside information".Originally Posted by bouyhunter
For some assinine reason the roles of racing and poker running have gotten all tangled up. Instead of the guys who want to race...actually going to races....and the guys who want to show off their high end fiberglass bling and girlfriend's plastic boobs ...going to Poker Runs..... The reverse seems to be happening....with show offs racing (albeit with good safety rules)...... and amateurs running deck to deck at Poker Runs with unlimited power and speed..... and no safety equipment. If this isn't a prescription for disaster I don't know what is. We can try and hush this on our forums.....but insurance companies get the death certificates and hospital bills anyhow.
Bottom line.....if you want to race......do it in a in a real sanctioned event.
If you want to "style and profile"........ do it safely and at a reasonable speed....especially with passengers on board.
This is a critical issue that can mean the continuance of performance boating as we know it........or the beginning of our boating lives in a Bayliner.