Like Tree0Likes

E-DOCK crew & Chicago Poker Run

Reply
Old 07-23-2007, 10:31 PM
  #1
10x
10x
VIP Member
Thread Starter
 
10x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: La Grange Ill
My Boats: 1989 10 mtr Fountain
Posts: 4,799
Default E-DOCK crew & Chicago Poker Run

Gotta love them guys and gals. Everyone always says..... E-DOCK RULES Now I see why. Just a bunch of down to earth boys and girls that just want to have a great time, nomatter what.
I had several people that I've never met before, that came up to me and told me what a fun bunch of people they are, and to make sure they come back next summer. Every time you look at their group in the pits, they were always mingling with all the crowd, passing out T-shirts, giving away coozie cups, and making everyone around them laugh and smile. What a fun lovin group to be with. I think I'm gonna have to head down to Grand Lake to pay those boys a visit real soon.

I know from a post I put on another thread last friday about our Poker Run, it seems as tho some of you guys misunderstood what I was referring to. I was'nt referring to anyone at all about what size boat they run, I was meerly just stating that with all the bragging some guys here do about how excellent of a rough water boat they have, and registering for participating in an event that you know could possibly have some extreme water conditions, waiting til the day before and backing away.
We had boats that are 25' that ran the whole event, because they know what to expect out here and can compensate for it.

I guess what I really need to do, is give an appology to the OuterLimits factory team. We could'nt figure out, who or what scared them away. At first we thought that the weather forcast calling for 5-7 ft waves did it, and I could've understood that. Then, we thought that maybe when they found out that Reggie was coming and possibly bringing a big gun, that did it. And I could understand that too, as seeing how they've been taking a whippin from him over seas. I could see not wantin a whippin at a poker run. I was almost ready to read Reggie the riot act for scarring the OL factory team away, when the E-DOCK boys heard me talkin about it. Well, low and behold, I found out the real reason they

were scared away. It was them darn E-DOCK boys, and they admitted it too. They said they're sorry, but could'nt say it won't happen again. It was actually kinda funny when we were all talking about it. Everbody needs a good laugh now and then, and we all had a good one last weekend.

Now, don't everybody take this the wrong way. This is only about a few select "factory team" scaredy cats. We have one local guy here with one of the sharpest, bad to the bone 47 OL with a pr of 1250's, and Nick with Rocket Man hung with all of us for the long run. It was just too bad that he was alone in representing the OL's. Alot of people were very disappointed about the lack of support from such a "offshore" boat builder like OL.

Now, shame on you E-DOCKERS !!!
Attached Thumbnails
E-DOCK crew & Chicago Poker Run-image00186.jpg   E-DOCK crew & Chicago Poker Run-image00046.jpg   E-DOCK crew & Chicago Poker Run-image00055.jpg  

__________________
Fountain powerboats rule "The Preacher"
Chicago Powerboat Club Director
[email protected]
www.chicagopowerboat.com

Last edited by 10x; 07-23-2007 at 10:33 PM.
10x is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2007, 10:40 PM
  #2
Registered
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2
Default

E-Dock Rules........I didnt know what that meant at the begining of the weekend. But sure did by the end. What a great bunch of guys.
pirate don is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2007, 10:37 AM
  #3
Registered
 
44MTI's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: E-Dock
My Boats: 08' 44 MTI
Posts: 3,128
Default

Thanks Frank for all the kind words and the hospitality. We truely had great time. We are just a bunch Kids wanting to have a good time and you and your group certainly gave us that. Cant' wait till next yr, you and your crew are always welcome down south.
44MTI is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2007, 10:46 AM
  #4
Charter Member
Charter Member
 
P Offshore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: GLOC
My Boats: 44 MTI , 42 Fountain SSM 6's, 36 Cigarette Gladiator, 28 Cigarette
Posts: 1,345
Default

Frank, I can't say enough about the hospitality afforded us by your entire crew, it was a great experience. I have heard several of the E-dock crew talking about planning Chicago for next year already.
Thanks again for a great weekend. Erik & Andrea
P Offshore is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2007, 01:35 PM
  #5
Registered
 
StraightJacket's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: In a box, s. side of chi town
My Boats: 38 Fountain Fever with #4's, ok so it really 35
Posts: 793
Default

Erik you left Jim's loudest boat award at the bar on sat. Sommers has it and we plus Kool Aid might just have to fly down and drop it off. You said 100 yards off the water we can land HMMMMM.
StraightJacket is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2007, 01:47 PM
  #6
BZ
Registered
 
BZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Evergreen Park Il
My Boats: 2006 Fountain 42 EX
Posts: 2,088
Default

I don't know what all of the fuss is about those E-Dock guys where scared to run in the ruff stuff all week-end......(REALLY just kidding) It was nice tio finally meet the E-Dock gang I think I am just getting sober today. It's a shame they scared off the OL guys????? now when is everbody heading to Grand Lake, and can I go????????


BZ
BZ is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2007, 02:19 PM
  #7
Registered
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Grand Lake (E-Dock Junior Varsity)
My Boats: 24 Skater, 292 SR-1 Formula, 382 Fastech, 41 PC
Posts: 3,017
Default

i wont miss next years run...sounds like fun was had by all..
waterboy222 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2007, 02:19 PM
  #8
Charter Member
Charter Member
 
P Offshore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: GLOC
My Boats: 44 MTI , 42 Fountain SSM 6's, 36 Cigarette Gladiator, 28 Cigarette
Posts: 1,345
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by StraightJacket View Post
Erik you left Jim's loudest boat award at the bar on sat. Sommers has it and we plus Kool Aid might just have to fly down and drop it off. You said 100 yards off the water we can land HMMMMM.
I was completely sober at that point and left it there as bait so you guys would fly down for a visit.

Well something like that anyway...
P Offshore is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2007, 02:39 PM
  #9
Registered
 
Ms PatriYacht's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Waterford, MI
My Boats: Blackthunder & Malibu ski boat
Posts: 5,353
Default

Frank did all those boats you posted about the day before the PR not show. There were about 5 or 6 last min. entries including The Factory Billet at Boyne Thunder. Ian and I were the second card boat for the run and NOT one OL made it to the stop We were not sure what happened, I believe some had trouble and did not make it out on time for the start, we were all dissapointed because we hardly got to see them run. Lake MI in Northern MI was pretty flat. I wish you and the guys at Boyne Thunder could work it out that the runs don't fall on the same weekend. I know of a bunch of boats that would like to attend both events
Ms PatriYacht is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2007, 05:55 PM
  #10
Registered
 
Donzi38ZX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Whiting, IN
Posts: 761
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ms PatriYacht View Post
Frank did all those boats you posted about the day before the PR not show. There were about 5 or 6 last min. entries including The Factory Billet at Boyne Thunder. Ian and I were the second card boat for the run and NOT one OL made it to the stop We were not sure what happened, I believe some had trouble and did not make it out on time for the start, we were all dissapointed because we hardly got to see them run. Lake MI in Northern MI was pretty flat. I wish you and the guys at Boyne Thunder could work it out that the runs don't fall on the same weekend. I know of a bunch of boats that would like to attend both events
Donna, when we started this run we specifically picked a weekend that did not have any conflicts with any runs in our area including Boyne. We thought that was just common courtesy. That courtesy was obviously not returned when Boyne moved their event to the same weekend as our run. I know of quite a few members who were at the Chicago Poker Run who have run Boyne in the past. Makes absolutely no sense to me to compete when we have so few events in this area.

As far as the OL guys, yep they were registered and several were pre-paid. A couple still showed up and at least one other had an unrelated conflict. We were on Outerlimits calendar all year and they pulled out last second and took TAOD with them. The boats I really couldn't care less about. We couldn't have fit more if we wanted to. Losing the helicopter caused us some issues, the worst of which is our 2 hired helicopters had to stay in the air longer to get full coverage resulting in a higher bill than planned. Of course this results in less money being donated to the charity, as we give 100% of the money not spent on the run to Children's Memorial Foundation. Congratulations Outerlimits, because of some political BS you took $$$ from sick kids. We hope you are proud of yourselves. Please do not take this as a jab to any Outerlimits owners, I have friends with Outerlimits and I love the boats. Oh well, that's all my ranting for now.

Steve
Director
Chicago Powerboat Club
Donzi38ZX is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
JasonSmith
Baja
39
03-28-2008 09:07 PM
MarkSmith
Poker Runs and Boating Events
25
03-13-2008 01:24 AM
JCPERF
General Boating Discussion
33
03-01-2007 11:08 PM
Ms PatriYacht
General Boating Discussion
56
11-08-2005 02:48 AM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:07 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.