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Old April 30th, 2009, 10:08 AM   #21
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I concur. The seawalled section from Hart Plaza down past the post office gets brutal with a lot of traffic. I've see honest-to-God 4-5 footers in heavy traffic, and since they play off the seawalls you get them from multiple directions simultaneously.

Otherwise ring me up and stop by the island. I'll buy you a beer at Sharkey's.

btw - is the Clamdigger the Clamdigger in Monroe?
I've seen 4-6 footers on the detroit river...but only after events like the fireworks, where several hundred boats are trying to leave at the same time. I don't think we will see that...It might get choppy if there is a westerly wind though.

Yes...The clam diggers on the Raison River. The fun run went there last year...It was alot of fun, ever throught the sever thunderstorms (kept us there for 2 hours).

For more info, send an email to: motorcityfunrun@yahoo.com
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Old April 30th, 2009, 11:10 AM   #22
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o far the smallest boat going is a donzi 16 with a v6.....next smallest is a 18 sanger......

so far the slowest boat going is a 19 bayliner with a 4 cyl

as far as the roughness this is a fun run....it won't be bad....this isn't the detroit fireworks....ive done many poker or fun runs on the river in the past

just rsvp and come on down and have some fun
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Here is the official invite from offshoreonly.com:

The 2009 Motor City Fun Run will be held on June 19 & June 20, 2009 on the Detroit River, in Detroit, Michigan...

We are still tweaking the final details and are awaiting one more approval/sign-off , but rest assured, you are gonna love it and what we have planned for you…

You said you wanted a simple, all inclusive and no cost/low cost event…

Well…now you’ve got it!!!

It was designed with all performance offshore powerboaters in mind…both Big $$$ and small $$$ and everyone in between…

But, this is just a preliminary announcement…

The official announcement will be posted on the Poker Runs, Fun Run and Events thread on OSO & SOS…

Incidentally, we are loosely organized as Can-Am Offshore…But, it is actually just a bunch of us frustrated American and Canadian OSO and SOS’ers… The name was necessary to submit proposals for donations, clearances and approvals…

More on that later…

Our primary base of operations will be Harbor Hill Marina in Detroit, Michigan. They have been so kind as to allow us to shore up, muster up and return there for an after run BBQ/Party…They have also donated some food , will allow us the use of their clubhouse (regardless of weather conditions) and will provide discounted seawall docking for those wanting to tie up overnight on Fri, Sat. or Sun.

They will also allow us to have a pre-run BBQ on the evening of Fri. June 19 as well…

They have a well stocked gas dock, ample parking, a guarded & secure launch ramp, a marine repair facility on-site (Blue water Marine) and one next door (Len's), travel hoist, Hi/Lo w/rack storage, club house, pool, jacuzzi, tennis courts, showers and guest wells if needed…In addition, they can provide guarded storage of those high $$$ haulers and trailers on the marina property w/prior arrangements.

For those that are trailering in, they are located right off Jefferson and St. Jean/Connor and are a short distance from exits on either I-75 or I-94...

The Roostertail , a famous waterfront restaurant and major supporter of all things performance powerboating, has agreed to provide a pre-run breakfast on Sat. June 20th…(and hopefully help with some of the other food expenses)…

We will start the run at approx 10:00am and eventually return to Jack’s Waterfront Restaurant (Lk. St. Clair) at 11:30-12:00am, where, we will meet up and support the Vintage Offshore Group for their boat show & shine. We will depart Jack’s at 1:00pm, with some of the Vintage Offshore guys joining us (yes!!) and head down river towards Wyandotte, Mich…

Note: We are scheduled to dock-up at Jack’s (down river)…the former Bob’s Boat House, but they are in the process of installing docks and a pool, but space will be limited and we are not sure if the docks will be ready for our run…In any case, we have a Plan B and Plan C…

We will also do an “Idle-By” of the Windsor Yacht club, Lakepoint Marina and Lilly Kazillys on the Canadian side of Peche Island…to show our support for their much appreciated involvement… A strictly enforced 5mph NO WAKE ZONE!!! Just off the shipping channel…

From there, we will run back out into Lake St. Clair, then back to Harbor Hill for the BBQ/Party…

We also have a very, very special treat...designed for those of us that often feel like the "Rodney Dangerfield" of offshore powerboating…Those who aren't fortunate to own an Outerlimits, MTI or the like, etc…and never get any exposure or respect…

I guarantee that you will be “blown away“ and be as ultra-excited as I am…

You’ll have lot’s of media coverage, lot's of adrenaline, lot's of spectators and lot's respect….rest assured…

So, please, please, please, be on your best “fun run/poker run behavior…Please stay sober!!!

Unfortunately, I can’t divulge the details at this time, because we are awaiting Coast Guard (Both U.S. and Canadian) approval as we speak…

So, at this time….We're gonna need your help...

We need a roll-call response (email) of all the tentative, as well as confirmed RSVP’s as soon as possible…

Please leave us an email at motorcityfunrun@yahoo.com and let us know how many boats &/or how many passengers you are bringing…also let us know when you are coming and any special requests &/or arrangements…

Or, you can call Jim at 313-957-1991

BTW...If you have any access, connections, donations &/or skills that will help make this event a super-duper success, please let us know...

Looking forward to a great event and meeting boating new friends!!!!
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So is this just for powerboats? Seems like what was said on this site is a mixture of any and everything but from reading that above post it seems like just powerboats.



I would love to attend but don't have the speed. Will there be a slow crowd?
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Old May 1st, 2009, 10:17 AM   #26
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So is this just for powerboats? Seems like what was said on this site is a mixture of any and everything but from reading that above post it seems like just powerboats.



I would love to attend but don't have the speed. Will there be a slow crowd?
I don't see why you can't go...You can still meet for breakfast, you probably wouldn't make it to the other stops. But you could be back in time for the BBQ...:)
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So is this just for powerboats? Seems like what was said on this site is a mixture of any and everything but from reading that above post it seems like just powerboats.



I would love to attend but don't have the speed. Will there be a slow crowd?
Yes all are invited, what kind of boat do you have?
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Old May 4th, 2009, 09:19 AM   #28
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I assume he's a blow boater...
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I assume he's a blow boater...
No he has like a 24' sea ray cuddy from 1971
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Sorry, the Moe quota has been fulfilled, however, we are having a hard time locating a Shemp.
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The Motor City Fun Run has gone International!!
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How?

b/c we drive past those fuckers in Canada?
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Since the Ontario Offshore Powerboat Association is involved...eh!
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canadians? i'm out.
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No he has like a 24' sea ray cuddy from 1971

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Bring the Sea Ray down and play with us
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Is this thing still a go?
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Yes sir!
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It looks like there are 30 boats along for the the ride.

Here is a link to their T-shirt: http://s612.photobucket.com/albums/t...t=DSC00327.jpg
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