- Created: Saturday, 24 June 2017 14:21
- Written by Matt Trulio
Despite that a large section of clear acrylic windscreen flew over my head a few hours ago thanks to the final cresting wave in a trio of five-footers, I’m not ready to say that Lake Erie—the scene of today’s third annual Erie Poker Run in Pennsylvania—has the worst water on the planet. That would be silly.
First, I haven’t boated in the North or Bering Seas. So any superlatives based on this afternoon’s nasty-water experience in an Outerlimits SL 44 owned by Dave and Karen Tindale of Ontario, Canada, would be at best uninformed. Second, when it comes to any body of water that can sink ships, discussions on which delivers the worst conditions for boats—even 44-foot-long V-bottom performance boats—is moot. Or pointless. Or both.
Before—Mark Tindale’s Outerlimits SL 44 in flight at today’s Erie Poker Run (click image to enlarge). Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.