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Old 05-07-2007, 10:02 AM
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as far the the promoter profiting, it is a charity run, but givin the time and effort that has to be put in to orginize such an event, there is no reason he shouldnt be compensated.

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You are right that they do a pile of work to put on an event like this and for some of them it is a paying job and rightfully so. For these two guys it is 6 months of work every year and they get absolutely nothing for themselves except the satisfaction of helping out the kids. Something this jackoff doesn't apparently care about. Every extra dime of this event goes to make a wish. Neither one of these guys has ever been compensated for any of their time and now everyone suffers for a single persons mistake he is unwilling to except responsibility for NK
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Marc,

Hey man, sorry to hear about the run being cancelled.

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Old 05-07-2007, 12:11 PM
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Worse case scenerio would be to have sailboaters on the jury.




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How´s that ?
I started competing with sailboats 30 yrs ago...
And I bet sailors can understand what happened and whose fault it was.
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Old 05-07-2007, 12:43 PM
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Marc and Bob,
Sad news!
Our regards on behalf of The Velocity Powerboat Familly.
I was personally looking forward to attending your Wonderful event this year with our dealer out of Toledo Ohio - Great Lakes Velocity!
As a past partisipant personally, your event has enlightened my awareness of Make A Wish and has made Make A Wish my personal charity!
If there is anything we at Initial Marine Corporation/Velocity Powerboats can do for you and the Poker Run Familly out there please let us know.

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Marc and Bob,
Sad news!
Our regards on behalf of The Velocity Powerboat Familly.
I was personally looking forward to attending your Wonderful event this year with our dealer out of Toledo Ohio - Great Lakes Velocity!
As a past partisipant personally, your event has enlightened my awareness of Make A Wish and has made Make A Wish my personal charity!
If there is anything we at Initial Marine Corporation/Velocity Powerboats can do for you and the Poker Run Familly out there please let us know.

Regards and Best Wishes,
David J Weiss
General Manager
Initial Marine Corporation/Velocity Powerboats
Donna, a carbon copy of a bunch of letters like this would serve an even BETTER notice to this idiot. Remember, ya kill more flies with honey. There's no need to be outwardly aggressive, but laying on a guilt trip is a POWERFUL tool.
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Old 05-07-2007, 01:24 PM
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Donna, a carbon copy of a bunch of letters like this would serve an even BETTER notice to this idiot. Remember, ya kill more flies with honey. There's no need to be outwardly aggressive, but laying on a guilt trip is a POWERFUL tool.
Mike I am not sure what you are thinking my approach would be, but it would not be to raise his testosterone. His name was on the thread and in the news, if I had more internet savvy perhaps I could find out more about Dave Morrison, who I belive was from CA at the time of the accident....................
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Old 05-07-2007, 01:41 PM
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its only a matter of time before all poker runs will be history. boats running in excess of 100 mph have no business "racing" to the first card stop. i like going fast as much as anyone else but when you have a pack of boats that are faster then race boats in many cases all trying to beat each other for bragging rights what do you think is going to happen? we are our own worst enemy.
 
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Old 05-07-2007, 02:07 PM
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Its only going to get worse.Its a shame.
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Old 05-07-2007, 02:45 PM
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My experience has been that insurance companies often force you to sue the other party w/ hopes they can negotiate the claim for a more favorable / lesser pay out.

Case in point- My ex wife was the passenger in a car driven by my neighbors wife, they were hit head on by a drunk driver, illegal alien, no license, no insurance. My ex survived only needing stitches & my neighbors wife was killed. My insurance company made me sue my neighborfor our medical expenses (a few thousand). It was a very uncomfortable situation to be in.

I hate it for all involved, those that enjoyed the run & those that will no longer be able to benefit from the proceeds!
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Old 05-07-2007, 05:44 PM
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The waivers are not really "waivers".I've road raced sports cars for 25 years and our local club atty. said we cannot sign away our rights.So much for waivers. BOB
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