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Old 04-24-2004, 10:03 PM
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Please consider this merely a suggestion. I handed out cards today from a dock for the OPBA poker run. Second time at this particular spot. Nice long dock, plenty of room. It is important to note I duct tape a fish net on the end of an "extension" pole that extends out 15 ft. and the envelopes with the cards in them obviously are in the fish net. It amazes me that so many boats feel the need to come right in next to the dock like they were stopping. All you really have to do is idle by 5 ft. off and you're fine, yet so many have this compelling need to come right in. Out of say 35 boats, 15 boats just aced it, 10 boats struggled with it, and ten boats had problems like hitting the dock. Three or four made me want to head for the hills. And there is really no need to try to come straight in and then back out, especially if you are fighting both wind and current. Although I will admit the guy who did that today did a great job. Handing out cards is not a "timed event". There are no points for out fast you can get through the stop. Just idle through, stay five ft. off so when you turn away you don't have to worry about the corner of your stern kissing anything unwanted, and just idle away. Maintain steerage, stay five ft. off the dock, that's all you have to do then no one will feel any anxiety. I could tell a couple of guys were a little nervous with people watching them. My Dad always said, never approach a dock harder than you want to hit it. Again, this is not meant as any criticism, only a suggestion.


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Please consider this also a suggestion. Ditch the net for a clothespin. The cards/envelopes can get tangled in the net. You're right - it's not a timed event (but testosterone levels ARE running high at that point...)
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Old 04-24-2004, 10:10 PM
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I went through a stop that someone did that trick with the clothespin, the girl on the boat in front of me fumbled it and all the cards went into the drink. Probably didn't help that there were too many cards on the clothes pin. My fish net is small with extremely fine netting, no one ever has any trouble with it, though I have absolutely no idea how good it would be for hauling a fish in.
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Actually better than a clothes pin are the small spring clamps from Home Depot. Much firmer hold and easier to insert the cards.
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good advise. I wouldn't think so many didn't ace it.
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I have a very long telescoping river fishing pole that would be perfect for card delivery.
 
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That or bamboo pole...I don't like the fishnet too much
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fishnet has its place
 
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fishnet has its place
Yeah what he said.


Last year they used clothes pins and we did right everytime
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Was babe..which one was your guys boat at Hav
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