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I still think you guys did a marvelous job and who cares what Guinness World Records think! We are still winners


Great job to one and all! Next year it is ours! Spread out, Lake Norman!
 

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Yes, great job!!! Even more so after seeing the length of those lines!!! I didnt believe the 3000 boat nimber that was being thrown around, but I can see that it was possible.

Next year, CONNECTED!!!!
 

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I was on a boat with Mini and Mac and at one point Mac turned to us and said:

"Even if we don't set the record, this is the BEST failure I've ever been a part of!!!"
 

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Very well said Tango....you and your team of volunteers pulled off a World Record Effort that will sure pay off next year.

No one can doubt this......that was the longest "gauntlet" in the world!

Mini

PS Now about getting one of thise pics
 

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Wow! Although we didn't break the record the pictures are quite impressive. To all of you who voluntered for this event, your hard work and dedication to bring this together was simply amazing. Thanks!
 

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QUOTENext year, CONNECTED!!!!

Any logo, shirts, etc. should have that theme on it!!!! The motto of the 2005 raft!
 

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QUOTE(CountyMounty @ Aug 11 2004, 08:09 PM)Wow! Although we didn't break the record the pictures are quite impressive. To all of you who voluntered for this event, your hard work and dedication to bring this together was simply amazing. Thanks!
We still hold the unofficial record of 1547.....Tango was saying we could have had 3,000 if the ends were connected.

The photo should show at least 1547 boats connected, and we are still waiting for Guinness to verify that.

That's my understanding of the situation as of now.
 

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no, the 1547 includes boats from both sides of the gauntlet as well as what is refered to as the D line that was thought to be connected

we have no idea how many boats are on each side

the problem with not having one line is that when the loop is or is not closed, its impossible to tell which people who are registered are included or who is registered but outside the cutoff
 

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Thats if the 2 main lines were connected, doesnt look like that happened.
 

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Just a question if Lake Norman held the record at 703 boats. Wouldn't we break the record with just one of our lines


The raft site said we had two lines with about 1000 each wouldn't we have beat it even if the two lines weren't together


Not a big deal because the day was such a hit, everyone did a great job pulling this together.
 

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I think everyone did a great job and while they might not be connected who cares everyone had fun. The pics are sweet....that's a lot of boats!

Would they be considered connected because of all the cross ropes????? In a sense they are all tied together.
 

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QUOTE(rerun @ Aug 11 2004, 07:24 PM)I think everyone did a great job and while they might not be connected who cares everyone had fun. The pics are sweet....that's a lot of boats!

Would they be considered connected because of all the cross ropes????? In a sense they are all tied together.
thought about the cross ropes, but we can't tell where the ropes are and which registrations to exclude from beyond the last rope, its supposed to be a continous line so that would be hard to figure

also, thought about the record of 750 boats or whatever, but again, we have registrations from both sides of the gauntlet and can't confirm which side is what registration

we went over several ideas on how to get it official but they all seemed to take a little creativity that may be construed as cheating or just not quite right

we want to keep the competition fair and credible, we have the numbers but not the organization, with the proper sponsorship those numbers will be even greater, that with further volunteers and a better more organized plan will make next year a guaranteed success
 

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QUOTE(Pornodave @ Aug 11 2004, 08:11 PM)QUOTENext year, CONNECTED!!!!

Any logo, shirts, etc. should have that theme on it!!!! The motto of the 2005 raft!

Doesn't one of the cell phone companies already have that slogan? "Get connected"


Just post telling everyone that you want to try again in a few weeks. I bet word will get out to attract enough boats again.
 

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I'm thinking the Stereo MC's song....
 

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WELL, I just don't know what to say.......I guess there's a lot of things I should say but I won't.

I had a good time riding around in the dingy 9:00 - 11:30 on Saturay morning. I had an even better time walking around in the water registering boats from noon til 4:15. It was nice to meet so many people and have a drink with them.

I will be happy to do it again next year if you want me to.

A big thank you to all the people that worked their asses off to make this thing happen. Their names have been mentioned so many times I'm not going to sit here and list them all again. They know who thwy are.

nough said.....
 

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Record or not I just want to say thanks to everyone involved for providing us one of the absolute best times I have had in 20+ years on that lake. ..or land for that matter.
 

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QUOTE(Ken Neeley @ Aug 11 2004, 08:06 PM)I was on a boat with Mini and Mac and at one point Mac turned to us and said:

"Even if we don't set the record, this is the BEST failure I've ever been a part of!!!"
Ok...I'm quoting myself....but it's worth saying again!!!


I am NINJA....Failure is not an option
 
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