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Only a couple of months away. I've already booked a killer suite at the hyatt to watch the races ( if they happen) so anyone that is going to be there is welcome to join

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Key west, isn't that where the ladies can pack their wardrobe in an expensive sunglasses case...I had a girlfriend back in the 90s that outlived two airline pilot husbands (mega$$$) and wanted me to move to the "keys" with her...I shoulda done it...Hindsight is 20/20..You people enjoy yourselves, be careful...
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Best power boating event in the world. Done would argue LOTO is better or at least as good but you can’t beat the keys baby. South Florida is boating Mecca.

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Fucking 2000. For my dock at Galleon from 3rd to 11 th
And I think 4200. For my room
And 2000 in fuel back and forth between Key West and Cape Coral
Then another 2000 for food and drink

Oh Boy I need a Drink after that tally

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Fucking 2000. For my dock at Galleon from 3rd to 11 th
And I think 4200. For my room
And 2000 in fuel back and forth between Key West and Cape Coral
Then another 2000 for food and drink

Oh Boy I need a Drink after that tally

Lol


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Pimpin ain’t easy playa.


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For those boaters who've never been, KW is an absolute Bucket List item. Never been to LOTO, it's probably great. But, it is NOT KW.
Exactly. Florida boating is unreal. You feel like a total poser when you come back to the west coast.

It's an experience not to be missed.

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Pimpin ain’t easy playa.


:eek::cool::D:D
No Shit...???
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For Those Who Have been in the Classified BOAT SECTION Yes the Brand New 19 build will be in the Water for KW Race Week Galleon Marina Docks
Come Down Check Her Out...Maybe if your lucky Get A ride...Just Bring Beer
This Boat is Turn Key...Some one Will own it by the time I head Back To C.C.
 

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Only a couple of months away. I've already booked a killer suite at the hyatt to watch the races ( if they happen) so anyone that is going to be there is welcome to join

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2 Ex wife will probably show up again :(
Stacy and I are discussing today. I think my foot is going to be well enough for that but that’s a lot of walking down there!
 

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I wanna get in on this next year.....
What are the 2020 dates and where should i look for lodging?
 

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I wanna get in on this next year.....
What are the 2020 dates and where should i look for lodging?
It's always like the second weekend of November. Go to Stu's webpage (FPC / Florida Powerboat Club) and see if he has next years calendar up yet. Usually people book Wed/Thur through Sun/Mon.

First Poker run down there we did was in 01. Ever since we try not to miss a year. Only ones we missed were around the births of our children. It's a "not to be missed weekend".

Regarding lodging, we've stayed in countless places (condos, houses, many many hotels), it all just depends on where you want to stay and how much you want to spend. Pierhouse, Hyatt Centric, Ocean Key Resort, Margaretville Resort, Hyatt Residence Club, are all on the water facing the race course. There's also Harbour Place Condos that overlook the wet / dry pits. However, that weekend they double and triple room rates on rooms that are already NOT CHEAP. There's other super nice hotels that aren't quiet as expensive. We've stayed at the Choncha Hotel on Duvall in the middle of the party scene. Cool old school (built in the 20's) vibe, easy walk down to the races or stroll the bars on Duvall. Stayed at the Waldorf a couple times, super nice on the water on the southend of the island (opposite side of the races). You can also VRBO a condo. They're all seemingly the same, white washed, distressed walls, hardwood floor, 30's style, tiny kitchens, clean, SMALL. Most big homes around the area are broken up into 3 unit rentals. You do NOT need a car down there. At most rent a scooter but there's cabs all over and Uber, plus you can stumble, er, I mean walk, from one end of Duvall to the other without much issue. There is limited to NO parking in the area.

As for traveling there, like I said, we've gone a LOT and have gotten there via every means (poker run, boated on our own, flew, drove, even private jetted direct (which I highly recommend if you can swing that;):D)), you can fly into KW via a connect somewhere, you can take the party boat from Cape Coral and stop off and hang with Uncle AJ (Lucky Strike :D ) or you can fly into Miami / Ft. Lauderdale and drive down which takes you over the world famous 7 mile bridge. I recommend everyone drive it once. And I would recommend the red eye and then drive in the morning down, stop at Key Largo at the tiki bar and then at Islamorada. But really, that drive once is enough and take my advise - after 3 to 4 days of (MAJOR) drinking all day and night, getting only a few hours sleep, yelling at fellow boaters over blaring (usually really awesome) music in bars and getting beat on by the sun during the day, last thing you'll want to do is drive 3 to 4 hours back to Lauderdale or Miami. It's a tough drive after all that. Now-a-days we usually just fly into key west via Lauderdale or Miami hour or so layover.

Great weekend. If you're a fan of stimulus overload dealing with large powerboats and catching up with old friends and meeting new ones from all over the world, this is THEE event.
 
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My wife and I are going. This will be our first time. Cannot wait. Hope to meet some RDP people.
 

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It's always like the second weekend of November. Go to Stu's webpage (FPC / Florida Powerboat Club) and see if he has next years calendar up yet. Usually people book Wed/Thur through Sun/Mon.

First Poker run down there we did was in 01. Ever since we try not to miss a year. Only ones we missed were around the births of our children. It's a "not to be missed weekend".

Regarding lodging, we've stayed in countless places (condos, houses, many many hotels), it all just depends on where you want to stay and how much you want to spend. Pierhouse, Hyatt Centric, Ocean Key Resort, Margaretville Resort, Hyatt Residence Club, are all on the water facing the race course. There's also Harbour Place Condos that overlook the wet / dry pits. However, that weekend they double and triple room rates on rooms that are already NOT CHEAP. There's other super nice hotels that aren't quiet as expensive. We've stayed at the Choncha Hotel on Duvall in the middle of the party scene. Cool old school (built in the 20's) vibe, easy walk down to the races or stroll the bars on Duvall. Stayed at the Waldorf a couple times, super nice on the water on the southend of the island (opposite side of the races). You can also VRBO a condo. They're all seemingly the same, white washed, distressed walls, hardwood floor, 30's style, tiny kitchens, clean, SMALL. Most big homes around the area are broken up into 3 unit rentals. You do NOT need a car down there. At most rent a scooter but there's cabs all over and Uber, plus you can stumble, er, I mean walk, from one end of Duvall to the other without much issue. There is limited to NO parking in the area.

As for traveling there, like I said, we've gone a LOT, you can fly into KW via a connect somewhere, you can take the party boat from Cape Coral and stop off and hang with Uncle AJ (Lucky Strike :D ) or you can fly into Miami / Ft. Lauderdale and drive down which takes you over the world famous 7 mile bridge. I recommend everyone drive it once. But once is enough and take my advise - after 3 to 4 days of (MAJOR) drinking all day and night, getting only a few hours sleep, yelling at fellow boaters over blaring (usually really awesome) music in bars and getting beat on by the sun during the day, last thing you'll want to do is drive 3 to 4 hours back to Lauderdale or Miami. It's a tough drive after all that.

Great weekend. If you're a fan of stimulus overload dealing with large powerboats and catching up with old friends and meeting new ones from all over the world, this is THEE event.
Great info, thanks!

PS - i hear you know a guy who flips overpowered golf carts and hangs out a seafresh.....
 

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Great info, thanks!

PS - i hear you know a guy who flips overpowered golf carts and hangs out a seafresh.....
hahahaha...I was replying at the same time. That is a great story!! I was rollin' when he told me that. Mostly because I've done VERY similar.

I heard you're not going to make the run to your pad Oct 11th! WTF? We rented a pad down the street. Looking forward to it. Let me know the next time you're out our way so we can hang.
 

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hahahaha...I was replying at the same time. That is a great story!! I was rollin' when he told me that. Mostly because I've done VERY similar.

I heard you're not going to make the run to your pad Oct 11th! WTF? We rented a pad down the street. Looking forward to it. Let me know the next time you're out our way so we can hang.
We have alot happening in Oct, gonna make a trip up this weekend with Brett's brother (our other partner)
You bringing the big Cig up there?
 

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We have alot happening in Oct, gonna make a trip up this weekend with Brett's brother (our other partner)
You bringing the big Cig up there?
Yea, that's the plan. It's at Barrett's now getting all kinds of stuff done. Gonna grab it on Thursday stay the night with them and then head up to your guys pad Fri morning to meet up with Brett and Justy. Keeping the cig on your dock all weekend;):D
 

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Just in case someone needed more motivation via pics

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Tank Brought up a Great way to Travel....Might be better then Ft Lauderdale ...Or The Place I Hate Miami...And renting a Car......A Cheap But Fucking Great Time Is to Fly into Ft Myers...{By the way Races On the Beach In Two Weeks is the New World Racing Gig that goes to Key West}
Anyway Fly into RSW and get a round trip on the Jet Express out of Ft Myers Takes You Non-Stop To KW..Full on Bar Movie Room Upper and Interior decks ...Round Trip 130.00
Leaves in the morning and returns in the evening...Every Day...Like A Sore Dick...Just Cant Beat It
 

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Tank Brought up a Great way to Travel....Might be better then Ft Lauderdale ...Or The Place I Hate Miami...And renting a Car......A Cheap But Fucking Great Time Is to Fly into Ft Myers...{By the way Races On the Beach In Two Weeks is the New World Racing Gig that goes to Key West}
Anyway Fly into RSW and get a round trip on the Jet Express out of Ft Myers Takes You Non-Stop To KW..Full on Bar Movie Room Upper and Interior decks ...Round Trip 130.00
Leaves in the morning and returns in the evening...Every Day...Like A Sore Dick...Just Cant Beat It
How long does it take?
 

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Same time approx it takes me


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Oh and another savings is the boat show so lauderdale and Miami get 40% more on rooms and car rental


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4 more weeks from today baby!!

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Can't wait. Wife and I will be there on the 7th.
 

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Leave on the 3rd until the 12 th
Galleon marina slip # to be determined
But I think I’m up front
3 or 4 years ago had end slip
2 nd row


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Dave you decided to go yet? only few weeks left
 

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Dave you decided to go yet? only few weeks left
There’s no way I can pull off key west with my ankle like this.. it’s miles and miles of walking from hotels to bars etc..

I literally just used crutches to go from my office to juicy’s next door and I’m laid up on the couch at the office again now.
 

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There’s no way I can pull off key west with my ankle like this.. it’s miles and miles of walking from hotels to bars etc..

I literally just used crutches to go from my office to juicy’s next door and I’m laid up on the couch at the office again now.
jeez....you’re never there when I go there.:D Of course, Sunday after 2 is no good.:cool:
 

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jeez....you’re never there when I go there.:D Of course, Sunday after 2 is no good.:cool:
This ankle thing made it kind of a bitch to travel. I was coming in 3 days a week with the limo and doing other stuff around town at the same time.. Now that I'm on crutches I'll be here a lot more during the week. Weekends (especially mornings) are hard for me.

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There’s no way I can pull off key west with my ankle like this.. it’s miles and miles of walking from hotels to bars etc..

I literally just used crutches to go from my office to juicy’s next door and I’m laid up on the couch at the office again now.
WTF you could be rocking a wheel chair all over Duvall street, hell we could have someone tow you behind a scooter :)
 

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Borrowed one of Pete Boden's pics ;)

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Looks like a blast!! Tank your wife is so pretty!! Have fun take lots of pics! And H20, get a hottie and get it done, don't worry about your ex!
 

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Looks like a blast!! Tank your wife is so pretty!! Have fun take lots of pics! And H20, get a hottie and get it done, don't worry about your ex!
Awe, thank you. Ya, I don't think there's any arguing I married way up! LOL
 

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Hey Tank i think your math is a little off on Key west, unless you are going way early
And MissB i am not going to worry one bit about the ex. its on like donkey kong
 

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Hey Tank i think your math is a little off on Key west, unless you are going way early
And MissB i am not going to worry one bit about the ex. its on like donkey kong
Official race events start Friday the 1st bro-ham. We don't get there til wed the 6th however. ;)

Hey Dan, look what I found on FPC! ;):cool:

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We all know the party doesn't start until you get there
 
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