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Old 06-18-2006, 02:15 PM
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I'm just about over the poker run stuff myself. I only went to one last year, and it was the Jacksonville run, that was basically canceled the day of the run because the first tropical storm of the season rolled through on that exact day. I felt it was the proper thing to do, and even thought the only way my boat got wet, was from the rainfall, we still had a helluva good time. I enjoyed meeting people from Oso that I only knew through cyberspace, as much as I would have enjoyed running the river. It was a really good time. I couldnt go this year, because I had a job to start at the same time, ironically enough, it was at the Mayport Naval Base (Jax). I've even quit going to the poker runs that our boat club puts on because of the bickering of where we should start, where the stops are, etc. Hell, all I want to do is hang out with people that have the same passion for performance boating that I do. I wish there were more clubs that just said "Hey, we're all going to start here, and run to a certain place and hang out for a bit, come if you'd like to". I never plan on winning anything, and I could care less about being fed, but my pockets aren't nearly as deep as what it takes to run in some of the big name runs.
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Old 06-18-2006, 02:17 PM
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hi everyone,i do have to say ..i went and i have just as much fun as the one's who did pay..i didnt run,but i was there!
i can say also we saw some nice boats..and met up with some ol friends..thats what it's really about...fun!
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Not a fair statement, not all spectators get in the way. Maybe they just didn't know the course line. That river is plenty wide. Todays spectator maybe next years poker runner. A simple solution to that would be to define the course a little better with a few boats from the organization assigned to direct spectator traffic. That's what they do at the races, and it works out fine.
I do agree that spotter and line boats should be on the course...however I did not say ALL spectators are in the way, you only need one or two to create a serious problem when boats arte running over 100 MPH. They need to drop anchor way to the side....not drift into the course lanes.....there were boats smack dab in the middle of the Hudson as always. Pleas tell me they could not figure out that an event was underway when countles boats run by them at full throttle. Not to mention they were still there in the same spot on the way back to Liberty Landing and still filming
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The course lines??? There is no such thing. In NYC, the Hudson River is a commercial traffic zone. The poker run boats are last in the food chain. Watch the video of Jet Set and see how close he came to the water taxi. If he would have been coming a little bit slower it would not have been pretty.

70 poker runners on the Hudson River have no more rights than any other boat there, unless the USCG or the NYPD shut the river down, which isn't going to happen.
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hi everyone,i do have to say ..i went and i have just as much fun as the one's who did pay..i didnt run,but i was there!
i can say also we saw some nice boats..and met up with some ol friends..thats what it's really about...fun!

Exactly

BTW I saw your boat at the marina...very nice design
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BTW I saw your boat at the marina...very nice design
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I'll get off my soap box now.) I'm still trying to figure out if the smaller showing this year had to do with cost, or if it had to do with not having the race from the GW to the TZ?

(We'll resume this talk at the Hot Toddy Run this year. No need to have a pissing match on the forum.)
I'm with you "D" could be both.....on to the HOT TODDY...I hate pissing matches...waste of time and nothing is ever gained. Over and Out!

Sorry I missed ya yesterday at the run......I know you snap lots of pics...did you get us again this year

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Jet Set is lucky Fountain didn't bring the Cat-Killer up
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I have run the NY Poker Run for several years. I did not run this year and it has nothing to do with money for the run, a lot has to do with logistics that I didn't run.
I don't like the Hudson at this time of year, to much junk floating in the water.
2) Instead of a Poker Run that is supposed to be fun it turns into a dash to the bridges.
No one really runs together like a normal poker run.
3) For the amount of this run, the tent for a party is crazy when Liberty Landing has a nice hall on premiss
4) Unlike most Poker Runs no one really hangs out on Friday night, mot people split to different places.
5) And there is no safety involved with this run. No divers on Helicopters if a boat has a mishap.
6) Last the idea of hitting something, taking out a drive, prop or delaminate the boat and having to deal with my Inssurance company when the event is called a Rally: Not a poker run with set rules in place.
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