Headed down Friday by car. I might go the Monday of the Powerboat show to see if I can pick up a few things "cheap", like and oven
Chef, I don't think there is a Monday of the powerboat show, I think it ends Sunday. The best way we know to get deals is to go the first thing Friday morning and cut a deal to buy the floor model of something the exhibitor won't want to lug back (like a dinghy or an oven); tell him to stick a "sold" sign on it and you'll be back to pick it up the hour before the show closes on the last day. You show your receipt from the seller to the guard gates and tell them you're just there to pick up an item - yo udon't need a ticket for the last hour of the last day. Pick up your item and stay for teardown.