Yes the poker run leaves a lot to be desired, but we always had a big group doing runs up the different arms and hanging out on a beach each day.. The only advantage I see to paying for anything is the photo shoot of your boat and I have lots of pics of mine so it really isnt worth the 100 bucks to me. Id rather put another tank or 1/2 tank of gas in and burn it..
I will be doing the poker run and photo shoot for a few reasons. It was only $100 to enter and for the 100 bucks I got to participate in the run, free pizza at one of the stops, close to 700 pictures taken from the helicopter, a party afterwards with free appetizers, a chance at winning $400, a free t-shirt and hat...and best of all seeing my boat in hotboat magazine because they did a story on it.
Having a picture of my boat out in front of everyone including the DJB'ers and Acatitude.........PRICELESS!
LOL, Now I remember PRW saying there were 42 boats signed up last year, so as I remember the 20 or so I see there are the second group... the slower group............. your so far behind you think your first