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Old 10-17-2002
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Boat Show Review

Duane, John,

Agree with you both. Going to the boat show anymore is sort of like going to Disney World. It''s a make believe world in many ways. I''m glad lots of folks have the bucks to buy these new boats, but I also am glad to have my long paid for 27 footer that is now 13 years old.

In past years I mainly have gone to see the exhibitors in the tents for new gear, new sails, inflatables, or with maintenance questions. Some years I doubt that I got on more than a handful of new boats. This year was a little different because I did get on more boats, primarily because I have upgraded about all that I can on my current boat. Seeing the new boats is a kick, but the sticker shock can be a bit much.

I plan to move up in a couple of years and also will be looking at a boat in the 10-15 year old range. Unless that lottery ticket hits big that is.
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