We went Saturday and Sunday. The show is definitely smaller the past few years. The good thing about the rain is most of the stroller crowd stayed home.
I picked up a new solar fan and some misc parts from Defender, Froli kits for our v-berth and aft-berth, some nautical jewelry for the wife, some discounted boat shoes, grab rails for the dodger and some odds and ends.
The Garmin guys gave me a fix for an intermittent NMEA 2000 glitch.
I spent a fair bit of time with the parts folks from Catalina and the guys in the Selden booth. Catalina is selling a kit with a retractable sprit, and removable Doyle APS gennaker and furler. After I got all my questions answered the wife looked at me and said "we're getting it", so I think I just added another winter project to the list. I'll take measurements this weekend. I get to do the install and she gets to pick the colors for the sail
We did look at some boats with the idea that we're eventually going to something in the 38-42 range; but the more we upgrade our boat the further down the road that seems.
A conclusion we've come to is that we like aft cockpit boats over center cockpits. The center cockpits offer more space below, but living on a boat for days at a time it's amazing how many times you're up and down that damn ladder - especially when sailing and you're making snacks, sandwiches, grabbing drinks from the fridge...
For me the aft cockpit just seems to work better.