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Old 02 September 2012, 08:34   #11
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If it is the throttle looks like something broke. He moves it back and forward but it seems like it has no affect on the boat at all
He face doesn't say so.
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When the boat is in the air he needs to throttle back so the engine (and prop) is doing the same revs as when it became airborne.

A poker run is a type of competition very popular in the US with the offshore guys. Some of these boats are capable of 100mph plus. As you can see in the video they do not need any more safety gear than sunglasses or a bikini even though they are doing race speeds. Alcohol also plays a part as it is considered a social day.
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Old 02 September 2012, 09:31   #13
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As you can see in the video they do not need any more safety gear than sunglasses or a bikini

At least it was reinforced sting holding the bikini top's on.....going to bin my winch strap on Gwenn's trailer and replace it with a long line of that bikini material.....:-)

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Didn't look like a whole lot of fun (at least for the passengers) before they hit the wake, either.

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Old 02 September 2012, 12:57   #15
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A motley looking crew. Porn money.
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Tha Mail article reported that accidents were common. Looked like it accelerated pretty lively! How rough do those lakes get?
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A motley looking crew. Porn money.
Looks like Anchorhandler is in charge of the strings an you are directing
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A poker run is a type of competition very popular in the US with the offshore guys. Some of these boats are capable of 100mph plus. As you can see in the video they do not need any more safety gear than sunglasses or a bikini even though they are doing race speeds. Alcohol also plays a part as it is considered a social day.
That was the bad old days - Poker runners wear lifejackets and are more responsible than this guy. He hasn't got a clue and was just going too fast with inappropriate throttle control ending in a hook. With the sort of hardware available in the States it's no surprise they have some issues with accidents in the US - lots of 100mph+ boats available!
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Cookee, whats a hook?
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