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Old 04-06-2016, 07:25 PM
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We can't control the weather. The boat we were on all had a great time.
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Old 04-06-2016, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Tom A. View Post
The 32 Spectre with the 400's was a real nice piece. Talked with the owner (he has a Gladiator as well) and he loves it. Says it ran 115 so far.

3-5 and 4-6 footers with an occasional 8' hole were not ideal conditions for any boat to run last weekend. We skipped the poker run due to the wind, rain, and lightning (mostly lightning and rain). 40 of 60 boats started to the lunch stop and only 15 made it. All were soaked. a 52 Outerlimits SV broke a suspension seat if that says anything.
We bounced a little on the lunch run Friday and then had a bumpy ride back to Sarasota on Sunday.

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Did the exact same trip as you a couple years back for the PRA Sarasota Run although it was a little more windy. Definitely not fun in a 30' boat!! Huge air as we rounded the edge of the bay heading up to the vinoy and then a miserable, wet hour+ ride back south to Sarasota plowing through the crap.

I kiteboarded on Saturday at East Beach on Fort Desoto on the Southwest wind around 20 knots and by Sunday it had switched around to NE around 20 knots in the morning. It sure does kick up the chop when the wind is coming NE down the bay.
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Old 04-06-2016, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by kaama82 View Post
We can't control the weather. The boat we were on all had a great time.
Originally Posted by StillCrazy J&M View Post
Did the exact same trip as you a couple years back for the PRA Sarasota Run although it was a little more windy. Definitely not fun in a 30' boat!! Huge air as we rounded the edge of the bay heading up to the vinoy and then a miserable, wet hour+ ride back south to Sarasota plowing through the crap.

I kiteboarded on Saturday at East Beach on Fort Desoto on the Southwest wind around 20 knots and by Sunday it had switched around to NE around 20 knots in the morning. It sure does kick up the chop when the wind is coming NE down the bay.
We did that run last year and exactly like you stated. It was rough and wet but fun.
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Old 04-07-2016, 11:31 AM
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My mistake, missed the boats under the bridge. So 30 out of 60 is pretty good considering the amount of rain and wind.

I concede..... LOL

It was a great weekend and we had a blast. I put over 200 miles on my boat without doing the poker run itself (Thursday, Friday, & Sunday) and FPC put on a great weekend overall.

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