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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.

Thanks!

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

Re: Best Poker Runs?
 
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

Re: Best Poker Runs?
 
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.

Mark

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

Re: Best Poker Runs?
 

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

Re: Best Poker Runs?
 
Miami Boat Show Poker Run

ToTheMax 09-08-2006 09:45 AM

Re: Best Poker Runs?
 
1000 Islands! Beautiful waters and impressive machinery every year :cool:

TSPM 09-08-2006 10:26 AM

Re: Best Poker Runs?
 
NYC - 1000 Island's - Desert Storm

BZ 09-08-2006 11:48 AM

Re: Best Poker Runs?
 

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

I agree, one of the best I have ever done.....Chi-Town is great also because it helped me get me picture on the centerfold of Poweboat mag....LOL.....BZ

zitoracing 09-08-2006 01:58 PM

Re: Best Poker Runs?
 
Tickfaw 200

Caincando1 09-08-2006 02:55 PM

Re: Best Poker Runs?
 

Originally Posted by hp500efi
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

I can't argue with that. :D Although I like to think we are a little above average. :D

Dock Holiday 09-08-2006 03:05 PM

Re: Best Poker Runs?
 
If you are not going to enter, only watch, then there is none better then 1000 Islands.

They usually have 1000 spectator boats lining the course. It is a beautiful place to boat, a great place to visit and the best of the best as far as boats go are always there.

1000 Islands

VEGAS36CAT 09-08-2006 03:41 PM

Re: Best Poker Runs?
 
desert storm in Lake Havasu is a good one :cool:

boater31v 09-08-2006 06:56 PM

Re: Best Poker Runs?
 
Thanks for all the replies.

I was thinking about Desert Storm before I started this thread, are the dates set for next year?

Chicago is in my neck of the woods, sort of, that sounds pretty good too.

el indio 09-09-2006 06:32 AM

Re: Best Poker Runs?
 
none of them..........to many accidents............

cosmic12 09-09-2006 07:04 AM

Re: Best Poker Runs?
 
liked said before many times 1000 islands the most picture perfect place to do any kind of boating on earth :evilb:

Nykamp 09-09-2006 07:13 AM

Re: Best Poker Runs?
 
Boyne Thunder up in Boyne City Michigan, checkout www.boynethunder.com is my favorite run.

VEGAS36CAT 09-09-2006 02:42 PM

Re: Best Poker Runs?
 

Originally Posted by boater31v
Thanks for all the replies.

I was thinking about Desert Storm before I started this thread, are the dates set for next year?

Chicago is in my neck of the woods, sort of, that sounds pretty good too.

typically end of April :cool:

jdnichols 09-12-2006 07:23 PM

Re: Best Poker Runs?
 

Originally Posted by VEGAS30CAT
typically end of April :cool:

Desert Storm - April 27-28, 2007 Nautical Inn Hotel 800-892-2141

Registration packages are not complete yet, will be available on www.lakeracerllc.com at a later date.

Jim

Zero Cavity 09-12-2006 07:39 PM

Re: Best Poker Runs?
 
Miami Boat Show Poker Run and The Key West Poker Run, both run by Stu's Florida Powerboat Club ( flpowerboat.com )

Canada Jeff 09-13-2006 07:25 AM

Re: Best Poker Runs?
 
As said , 1000 Islands, its also the largest! Most boats.

Freeryd 03-07-2008 05:37 PM


Originally Posted by Nykamp (Post 1860593)
Boyne Thunder up in Boyne City Michigan, checkout www.boynethunder.com is my favorite run.

I'll 2nd that:D

ACTIVESHACK 03-07-2008 05:55 PM

Jammin on the James & FPC Miami Boat Show Run are my favorites.

itilldo 03-07-2008 06:02 PM

you could hit the KY Lake PR, here's the web site and being from Alton it would only be about a 4.5-5 hour drive

http://www.kentuckylakepokerrun.com/

thisistank 03-07-2008 08:36 PM

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I see this thread is over 2 years old but it's a good time to bring it up again....

I wouldn't miss Desert Storm Poker Run this year....I've been to a lot of poker runs across the country and I don't know of any that combine a poker run, offshore races and a shoot out all in the same weekend event! It's going to be off the hook and one for the records.

The poker run itself grows in size every year. Over 230 boats last year.

Shanghied Again 03-07-2008 08:39 PM

My Favorites: (1) Atlantic City Poker Run. Great pre-party, great run, Atlantic City Casinos, Trumps Marina, Dinner the best out of all the Poker Runs and the after hour parties.
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(2) 1000 Islands Poker Run: Great run, beautiful views, Kingston is a beautiful City and hell I get to see my freind Boxy.
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(3) Rock The Bay: Did the run last year for the first time, definetly a run I will do over again 3 days of pure fun, good run red eyes is a fun lunch stop with the pool and the bikini contest.
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4) Islamorada Miami Poker Run: 80+ temps in Feb can't beat that, best looking water anywere, The Tiki Bar, and a long list of freinds that make the run one of the best. It takes me about 2 weeks to recover from all the booze I consumed at the Tiki Bar alone.

frankenstein 03-08-2008 12:05 AM

Why only spectator? I'm sure somebody has room on their boat for you

pbam22 03-08-2008 01:58 AM

Emerald coast , key west, tic faw 200

satisfied1 03-08-2008 02:11 AM

Chicago the best by far.

BatGirl 03-08-2008 02:12 AM

I am with Jackie! I have done them all. The Bahamas is the BEST!!!
XO
PS. Pokers Runs anywhere the SKATERBOY is at are fun too!
Hey, PBam23, What room are you in????:evilb:

pbam22 03-08-2008 03:08 AM


Originally Posted by BatGirl (Post 2476267)
I am with Jackie! I have done them all. The Bahamas is the BEST!!!
XO
PS. Pokers Runs anywhere the SKATERBOY is at are fun too!
Hey, PBam23, What room are you in????:evilb:

123:evilb:

spilman 03-08-2008 08:42 AM

1000 Islands has it all! Nothing can compare..50,000 spectators, serious hardware, best scenery in North America & crystal clear waters; you have to experience it to believe it.

Also:
Jammin On The James is a great run, affordable for the average Joes(like us)...awesome dock party.

jeff32 03-08-2008 08:44 AM

1000 islands


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