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boater31v 09-07-2006 07:01 PM

Best Poker Runs?
I know this has probably been asked before, but what are the best poker runs for a family to attend, not enter, only to watch and enjoy seeing some of the best poker run boats in the country?

I have done Key West, New York, and Smoke on the Water, I'm looking for something other than them.


Lucky Strike Jr 09-07-2006 07:38 PM

Re: Best Poker Runs?
Miami Boat Show Poker Run & Jacksonville Poker Run

jackie.fpc 09-07-2006 07:50 PM

Re: Best Poker Runs?
The Bahamas, including the abacos extended trip.

hp500efi 09-07-2006 07:53 PM

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for me, , , , it is the local l'iquid jungle poker run'...average joes with average boats,,,going average speeds,,,acting like average joes...and donating all proceeds to a local girl that needed help...I took my entire family on this past years run. What a great time :D

MarkSmith 09-07-2006 09:27 PM

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The Chicago Poker Run can be read in Powerboat Magazine, Extreme Boats, Poker Runs America and Great Lakes Boating. If you go to the video section there is a sneak peek of a TV show that will be aired shortly. As you can see there are some who's whos boats from all over the country and many fun boaters from the Chicago Powerboat Club which has all types of boats and sizes. No egos allowed at the run.

The Chicago Poker Run can be observed at 2 keys spots.

1. At the Resorts Casino/East Chicago Marina. Next years event will include exotic cars from a Chicago car club and some of boaters personal cars for a car show. Great place to watch the boats take off in the morning. The moring run goes to Michigan City because the Mack. race takes place in the morning downtown Chicago. All of the sailboats are clear of the poker run by noon.

2. A great place to bring the family for a day of fun would be downtown Chicago. The poker run goes through Monroe Harbor which is in front of Buckingham Fountain which is a great spot to see all of the boats idle by and take off. From this area you could take the family to Adler Planatarium, Shedd Aquarium, Solder Field, Science of Industry, Navy Pier, shopping on Michigan Ave, food,...............

Next years event is scheduled for July 20 & 21; plan ahead.


OL40SVX 09-07-2006 09:55 PM

Re: Best Poker Runs?
The 1000 Island Poker Run in Canada!!!!

Bobthebuilder 09-07-2006 10:18 PM

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Originally Posted by fountain40icbm
The 1000 Island Poker Run in Canada!!!!

I agree. Lots of great vantage points all along the route. Very picturesque. Great linup of boats. :D

cowisl 09-07-2006 10:20 PM

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Miami Boat Show Poker Run

ToTheMax 09-08-2006 09:45 AM

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1000 Islands! Beautiful waters and impressive machinery every year :cool:

TSPM 09-08-2006 10:26 AM

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NYC - 1000 Island's - Desert Storm

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