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Old 11-11-2020, 11:53 AM
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Poker runs do you have to run 100mph. Me and my wife would like to do some Florida poker runs boating events in December for vacation for the next few years. I have a outaw 33 We are in our 50s I love speed but my wife well she don't like it but likes a good 40-50 mph cruse my question is is there a more down to earth runs or don't mater just jump in and go
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No, not at all. We've done Poker Runs with go-fasts boats, in a pontoon that runs in the 40s before. It's about having a good time. If you can't make all the stops in the allotted period, any good organizer should have an accommodation for you.
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The best part of a poker run is hanging at the dock with like minded people IMO.When I first started I ran 85+ all the way. I found myself slowing down over the years so that I now run around 60 mph. If anything, its even more fun, as less things break and the passengers enjoy it more. Plenty of boats running in the 50-60 mph range.

Try it, you'll love it!
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Do you HAVE to?
No.

Will there always be those guys that WILL, just because they can?
Yes
But then again, if you have a boat like that, you bought it for a reason...spent some BIG money and lots of blood, sweat, and tears invested in it so...hats off to them.

Best advice is to find a group with similar interests and boats as you and enjoy.
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I ran 73 MPH in a 70 mile poker run great time and many boats entered that were much slower so go for it we did they also have awards for the last boat to return!
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When you are together in the morning going through the stops and protocols of the Poker Run, the organizers first words out of their mouth will be: This is not a race...

Every large Poker Run we have ever ran, they have broke the boats into groups. Generally by speed but really this is ego.... The "Big Dogs" will take off first, the sky is the limit for them, the rest of the groups leave according to their comfort level and performance size of boat.

Interesting thing..... We are all going to the same place. Take your time, have fun and be safe. That is the most important thing!
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I have done many runs in my 24ft Crownline with a 350. I cruise at 30-35 mph. Always have had a blast. I have tied up to boats that are twice as long and 4 times as fast. It is about being on the water, exploring new places and having fun.

The old saying, "run what you brung" always applies.
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Well I guess I found the right place for information I just don't want to get in the way. Just be couse I have a go fast boat don't mean I have to run it wide open I've been involved in racing my entire life I had my thrills I just want to relax enjoy the salt air. I guess I will give the Rus toys tour my first go looks like a first timer event.
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Well I guess I found the right place for information I just don't want to get in the way. Just be couse I have a go fast boat don't mean I have to run it wide open I've been involved in racing my entire life I had my thrills I just want to relax enjoy the salt air. I guess I will give the Rus toys tour my first go looks like a first timer event.
Dont have to worry about going the slowest since I will be there lol. See yall there
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Old 11-12-2020, 08:48 PM
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I used to run hard as I could during a Poker Run in my other boats when I was younger. Our current boat is 90+ mph and is way faster/bigger than any of our earlier boats, now we find ourselves cruising around 60 mph during a Poker Run. Yes we will occasionally open it up, but mostly enjoy running with others and seeing different places on the water during the runs. I would find a good cruising speed your comfortable with and enjoy the run. As for the starts in can get rough depending on if its a shot gun start or so forth. Some are start at you leisure as well.
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