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Old 08-13-2006, 12:11 PM
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they have the whole thing on frame by frame pics and on video,,

fun day turns into complete maylay,, very unfortunate,

as stated before fiberglass is repairable or replacable
people are not so in reality with all the bad luck
really lucky nobody badly hurt or killed,
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Hey Jonas, Thanks for the hospitality, you and Tiff are great hosts! We're headed out to Sams for lunch. Get Danny to drop that barge in the water and haul azz down river.

And yes, PLEASE STOP TALKING ABOUT THIS CHIT! Too many rumors not enough fact will hurt all involved and the sport as a whole.
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And who was this bald guy that kept trying to pass us?
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Hey Jonas, Thanks for the hospitality, you and Tiff are great hosts! We're headed out to Sams for lunch. Get Danny to drop that barge in the water and haul azz down river.

And yes, PLEASE STOP TALKING ABOUT THIS CHIT! Too many rumors not enough fact will hurt all involved and the sport as a whole.
We'll the media has it now. Did they get it right?

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Two hospitalized after Delta boat accident
By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
CONTRA COSTA TIMES

A man was airlifted to the hospital and several others were plucked from the Delta near Pittsburg on Saturday morning after a 30-foot racing boat flipped and triggered a freak pile-up.

The boat, referred to as a "skater" racing craft with its distinctive catamaran-style hull, was traveling about 100 miles per hour when its steering arm apparently broke, said Pittsburg marina spokesman Gene Lacey.

The accident occurred at a gathering of 130 boats at the confluence of Middle and New York sloughs across from the Dow Chemical plant in Pittsburg.

The boaters had just started a day-long poker run, a water version of five-card stud, Lacey said. Boaters travel to a pre-determined list of marinas and restaurants and pick up playing cards along the way. The boat with the best hand wins.

But for folks in five of these expensive watercraft, often called "cigar boats," there would be no winning hand. Instead, two boaters ended up in the hospital, one boat sank and the other boats would suffer thousands of dollars in damage.

Saturday's run began with a shot-gun-style start and the boats roared simultaneously down the slough, Lacey said.

When the steering column snapped and the ill-fated craft flipped several minutes into the event, the speeding boats near it were forced to swerve "and four boats couldn't stop in time," Lacey said.

Two occupants of the first boat went into the water but were uninjured, Lacey said.

Their boat, however, worth roughly $300,000, "was sunk," Lacey said.

As of Saturday afternoon, the boat tilted in the slough nose up with its motor underwater, where it awaited a vessel tow, he said.

A man in one of the boats that collided in the aftermath also ended up in the water and was airlifted to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, confirmed Sheriff's Department spokesman Jimmy Lee.

Another person was taken to Sutter Delta Medical Center in Antioch.

Their names were not immediately available although Lee said both victims were alert and conscious at the time of the transport.

None of the other boaters were injured and vessels not involved in the accident continued with the poker run, Lacey said.

The other boats involved in the collision suffered varying degrees of damage. Lacey said one boat limped into the marina and was beached on the launch ramp. City staff kept it afloat with a pump until it was placed on a trailer.

Given the large number of boats traveling at high speeds in close proximity, the accident could have been far worse, Lacey added.

"This type of thing doesn't happen very often," he said, "but these poker runs are becoming more and more popular, so they will probably have to shift to a staggered start system."

The Coast Guard and the marine patrol unit of the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department responded to the incident.
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The media pretty much has the incident correct. We were however not supposed to get into the throttles until we passed the narrow area that the skater hooked. It was however an accident and no one was killed or seriously injured.The authorities did a good job. We did go to Discovery Bay for dinner by truck with the Jag on the trailer and did get loosing hands. Better luck next year! This really is a great event put on by good people and we will be looking forward to it next year. Doug
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Day 3 in Discovery Bay…..

Breakfast in Pittsburg…..

Poker Run……

Lunch…..

Then back to Discovery Bay for dinner and fun……

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