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Old 07-24-2006, 10:19 AM
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Andy? Is that MM's name? He introduced himself 3 times over the weekend, and I never caught his name. (hint hint)


Thats me the one and only. Thats what happens when you party with Downtown all night! Glad to meet you. I really like the AT!
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more good press.....


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Good press is the best , we get such a hard time most of the time its good to see something good said. Thanks to everyone who attended this year, its for a great cause and the board throws a hell of a party. See what you got for 400 bucks , just imagine what you might get if we charged more. Not going to happen I hope. Wish I could have been out playing with you all on the water but look out next year thiers going to be a "Python" bite'n down on ya.
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Mark, congratulations managing the event. From the comments and a couple people I have talked to everybody had a great time. The most positive comments seem to be the Casino's facilities. Sound perfect.s. Will try to make it next year.

I see from the posted pics that a Fountain, one of the "Rio Roses", was on the run. I imagine you guys had your hands full picking up dead cats.

Sorry, couldn't pass that one up.
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That is a first class event. The rough water can be a humbling experience. Never got past 1/2 throttle. I broke an MSD box right off the mounts from crashing so hard in the holes. Rumor was a Cigarette was sinking after it broke in the rough water? Now that is some nasty water.
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Puleeez tell me you have that footage of us running......

Just saw Preacher's clip and the hair stood up on the back of my neck! The copters were definitely on us!

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Brad, you know how this lake can get. It makes me laugh when I read some posts that say lake Michigan does'nt get that snotty, wait till you get to the ocean. I'd rather run the ocean any day before those hammering 6+ footers and deep 8+ foot holes. We did have some damaged equiptment. A 38 Cig did get a hole punched through it's side below the water line. Thanks to some very quick thinking, the owner dropped the tab on that side of the boat, and lifted the opposite one to lean the boat in favor of the basketball size hole in his stbd side. He was able to run it about 5 miles into a marina and get it up out of the water before it sank.
He said that the alternators on the engines were completely under water. The boat did not sink thanks to a seasoned offshore driver behind the controlls.
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Dan,
Puleeez tell me you have that footage of us running......

Just saw Preacher's clip and the hair stood up on the back of my neck! The copters were definitely on us!

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Rich, Dan's gonna be kinda busy all day today. His family had a loss of one of their loved ones yesterday. I'm sure he will be on the board late tonight.

I'm sure that he has the footage. There's soo much footage that it'll take days to go through all of it. 5 helocopters and 6-7 cameras running. The unedited version of the poker run on DVD will take a whole weekend to watch.

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THANK YOU.....to everyone involved in this event!! For the second year, Marcy and I have had a spectacular time. I don't care if you have a 22 footer, a 51 footer, or no boat at all, this club treats you like their best buddy. We met a lot of new friends this weekend, and met a couple of skyscraper size waves, and came home unbroken. Again, thanks everyone.
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