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Old 03-09-2011, 12:02 PM
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Good stuff Matt!!!
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I've done a Poker Run with one of the best and it's like watching an artist.....everything from how he reacted to the conditions, to squeezing every possible mph out of the boat on the straightaways.
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Well written, Meat in the seat ! FUNNY... Jo
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Nice article...

One of my favorites is watching John working the throttles in the Bacardi boat on the Today Show.... Talking and working throttles, his hands seem to have mind of their own.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXTgdAlL9zg&NR=1
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Great article!! In poker runs now days with different crew on board and even the Bimini race I prefer to throttle and drive. Not as intense as real racing but you can feel the entire boat better with both wheel and throttles in your hands. I use my third hand to trim!!
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Love that today show clip!

I don't know what is scarier, letting Matt Lauer drive the boat or trailering the boat into Rockefeller Center!
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Great article Matt. You left out the part where you go into the corner wide open, spin the boat out...blow all the rigging off the transom, sitting there in your six point harness trying to figure out who screwed up. Always driver error.......
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You mean you have to let off the gas?? LOL. Good job Matt.
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Well done, Matt. I thoroughly enjoyed that.
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Nice article...

One of my favorites is watching John working the throttles in the Bacardi boat on the Today Show.... Talking and working throttles, his hands seem to have mind of their own.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXTgdAlL9zg&NR=1
It's funny but when I read this thread that's the first video that came to my mind, too. Thanks for looking it up, saved me the trouble.
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