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Old 04-03-2004, 01:29 PM
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Pete, Sorry to miss you this year, we'll catch up next race your at
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Old 04-03-2004, 03:16 PM
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This was no way to attract current or potential fans.

I spoke to many dissapointed and angry spectators along the parade route before and after the parade>>>

Common ..a five boat parade?? Where are the rest??? What happened??

To me, after coming here the past few years, this was the true "Shock & Awe!!" almost a baren inspection staging area before and after the "parade".. Someone better apologize to the city or we will lose another great venue..

This area is usually packed...WTF????

This loyal fan wants to know???

Thanks to those teams that did participate!!
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Their are several reasons that play into this. Normally this was a warm up race for APBA Daytona race which usually is the week after the St. Cloud race. But no Daytona race this year I would have thought to see some more SBI guys shaking down their boats for Miami. The closing of Lake X doesn't help. With all the turmoil this last year a lot of teams are waiting to see how things shake out. (or going poker running) I think this might be the last race here in St Cloud for awhile anyway. They are going to be rebuilding the Lake Front and it will be under construction this time next year. But I think the real irony today was when the APBA people introduced Lee Mills to talk about the future of APBA This sport sure makes strange bed fellows. But there are still enough boats in town to have a boat race. Most of the local town folks don't really know what's going on in Offshore Racing anyway. They will see and hear boats going around the lake and will go home after watching a "boat race". I still bet there will be a bigger boat count than some of the SBI races of the past. Lets just wish for a safe race and the Rotary club makes some money for a worthy cause.
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Old 04-03-2004, 09:26 PM
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I just spoke to Bruce from Simply Awesome. He says that APBA reports 31 boats should take the green flag. That's plenty of boats to put on a great show. As long as there are 3 or more boats in a class, there's a good chance for action packed racing.

Run em fast and stay dry boyz.
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They are going to be rebuilding the Lake Front and it will be under construction this time next year. But I think the real irony today was when the APBA people introduced Lee Mills to talk about the future of APBA This sport sure makes strange bed fellows.
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Hmmm.and they are just finishing the Riverwalk in Sanford.....I know that Hydro-Prop is working with the city for an Unlimited Hydro race.. How about Offshore joining them??

See ya all in the wet pits in the morning...
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Hi Ron. I was talking with Bruce today and he said he would move up a class if he had to. At lest the weather is nice. I'll see you in NJ for the May race. Let me know if you need another sweep boat. Makes for a good front row seat.
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Old 04-03-2004, 10:47 PM
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Pete you know your always welcome and I'll hook you up with a front row seat.
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the Rotary / APBA Parade had 15 boats! Were you late??

Along with Shriners and the car show, it was great. Thanks St Cloud & Rotary!

The Barcardi boat is here, and Dave Scott is so very
nice handing out posters and postcards!

Here' s a sample.....
RONP-- More on the Racing Forum...
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Pair-a dice......
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nice boat basin in St. Cloud
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