Florida Poker Run @ Harris Chain of Lakes 4/18/15

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Florida Poker Run @ Harris Chain of Lakes 4/18/15

#1 Post by COTTS4x4 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:26 pm

On Sunday, February 22, 2015 11:01 AM, paul bekemeyer <paulbekemeyer@adventureinboating.com> wrote:

Tavares Poker Run

April 18, 2015

We want to invite every nice boating person there is to come and join the fun on the lakes of the Mount Dora chain. Multiple stops with great places along the way to refresh and revive. Every kind of boat is welcome, Just Be Safe

The event begins at Hickory Point Park in Tavares. Hickory Point has great ramps and lots of parking and dock space

Registration begins at 9:15 AM with a Captains meeting at 10:30 AM .

There will be 6 card stops

1 Hickory Point Park

2 The Boondocks

3 The Hide Away

4 Hurricanes

5 Buzzard Beach

6 The Crazy Gator -the lunch and card count stop

Only 5 cards are needed to play so relax. Cards will be counted at the Crazy Gator at 2:30

The top 3 poker hands will be awarded real great trophies. There will be other nice prizes.

The Tavares Poker Run is $60 per boat that give you two poker hands and 2 meal tickets for lunch at the Crazy Gator each along with other prizes. Additional players with meal $35 for one person boat. We welcome all to join the fun. we also welcome vendors and clubs and commercial interests to come and enjoy The Tavares Poker Run . For further information this Contact Rus 407 760 3481 E-mail rostymatos@gmail.com

For those interested in lodging in the area Please consider the Best Western in Tavares 1380 E Burleigh Boulevard,Tavares, FL, 32778, United States

Call: 352/253-2378

Please note that there are No speed limits on these lakes. This is not a speed event or a race and no special provisions are being made for such . All rules and regulations of safe boating do apply here. Each operator of a boat is responsible for the safety and well-being of the boat and all persons on said vessel .
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Re: Florida Poker Run @ Harris Chain of Lakes 4/18/15

#2 Post by COTTS4x4 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:31 pm

Anyone interested in this?
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Re: Florida Poker Run @ Harris Chain of Lakes 4/18/15

#3 Post by HandymanHerb » Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:52 pm

At 60 bucks plus 35 for guests is a lot I think, I wouldn't mind even a small get together on that chain.

If Lake and his better half had made it down this far and had the time, I would have taken them up there.

I haven't been yet, but my boat has many times and knows the way to The Hurricanes Bar
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Re: Florida Poker Run @ Harris Chain of Lakes 4/18/15

#4 Post by COTTS4x4 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:05 pm

I think the guests for $35 is only if they want to get in on the poker hands for prizes and will include a lunch... otherwise I believe they can just get lunch at the final stop on there own.

BTW - We were out there last Saturday and stopped at Hurricanes for lunch 12 people. After waiting over an hour and 15 mins we asked to see a manager about what was going on. Seems our waitress really dropped the ball on our orders. We finally got some of the food we ordered and a few items that were incorrect after an hour and 45 mins. At that point our waitress started arguing with us about what each person had ordered and then the manager stepped up and comped the entire meal. I've never seen such horrible service. Previous trips have proven the food is good, but this last trip was a disaster.
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Re: Florida Poker Run @ Harris Chain of Lakes 4/18/15

#5 Post by Friz » Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:48 pm

Looks like it will be a good time. Beautiful area, fantastic boating. But.... a lot of water to cover in 3 - 4 hours in a pontoon at 15 mph cruising, maybe 24 WOT. Doesn't leave much time to refuel aka revive at the way points which are all well worth tying up at. Not being a member of the high HP club we very well could make port at the Crazy Gator to late to play. Never participated in a poker run before. Always thought they were for the Donzi/Fountain boys. Sounds interesting but I wouldn't want to be welcomed like Al Sharpton stumbling into a Klan meeting. What do you think?

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Re: Florida Poker Run @ Harris Chain of Lakes 4/18/15

#6 Post by COTTS4x4 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:47 pm

I think you would be surprised at all the different types of boats. I was up there last weekend and they were placing flyers on all the vehicles at the boat ramp that I launched at in Mt. Dora inviting everyone.

Its not but a few miles by water between all these locations so I don't think you would have a hard time making it in 4 hours.

Here's a video I found from one of their last runs; shows a lot of different boats.

https://youtu.be/H-aYu44LRmA
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#7 Post by fasttoons » Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:13 am

See you next weekend- Hope weather is good. Remember Planes, Trains and BBQ is also going on in Tavares on the lake.
This should be a great time.

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#8 Post by COTTS4x4 » Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:25 pm

I'm looking forward to it... anyone else coming?
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Re: Florida Poker Run @ Harris Chain of Lakes 4/18/15

#9 Post by HandymanHerb » Sun Apr 12, 2015 4:55 pm

I'm rolling that day or the a few of us from the club are, we are going to be rolling stars for fireworks, might not sound like fun, but you have to learn to do it to build shells that fill the sky
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