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T37Chef 10-05-2010 09:03 AM

The Annapolis Sailboat Show Thread
 
Must see boats, gadgets, gear, deals, etc...let us know, and put it all here. Whats going on, your favorite booth, boat, or must see item. Welcome to the United States Sailboat Show! | United States Yacht Shows

For starters, there is the Friday night SailNet get together, see more here: http://www.sailnet.com/forums/genera...boat-show.html

eryka 10-05-2010 09:44 AM

Another Boat Show thread in the Ches. Bay subforum here: http://www.sailnet.com/forums/chesap...boat-show.html

rockDAWG 10-05-2010 10:11 AM

This year is a special treat for me. My wife, daughter, and son are willing to go with me. I told them I am going for boat shopping this year. ....hahaha. My daughter will make a trip from NYC to home. :)

In this order:

1. Check out the Chicks, and flirt with them and leave my business card for future hook up while my daughter and wife are watching. :laugher
2. Check out Beneteau First Series especially 36.7 and 40. If possible left up the floor to see the tank arrangement.
3. Check out Bavaria, Hanse, and Hallberg-Rassy
4. Look at Shannon and Valiant etc. Just for comparison, can't afford it.
5. Take pics of the mid boom and end boom with the traveler set up.
6. If good price, buy a ACR PLB 2884 or 2883, but I doubt it.
7. Keep my eyes and ears wide open, learn from others how to look like a billionaire and teach my kids how to spot a phony.
8. Try not to buy any junk. Going in with empty hands and hoping to get out with empty hands. :)
9. Go dinner with the family but will be far away from the boat show crowd.
10. At dinner, summarize my finding from the show. Restate the objectives and have them to buy in my BS.....hahahah. Set the time table for the boat purchase. If the situation is not going my way. I will say: Mommy's money is our money, and my money is MINE. It works every time for last 30 years. :laugher
11. Mission accomplished :p:p

Itinerary and order are subjected to change.

sailingdog 10-05-2010 10:17 AM

Rockdawg is clearly delusional... :D

T37Chef 10-05-2010 10:26 AM

As for boats, all I really want to see is the HR 40, Outbound 52, and Antares 44...all pretty much pipe dreams for me, but fun none the less.

SailorMikeS 10-05-2010 11:29 AM

Ah..boat show weekend. Everyone at work knows these are a “religious” holiday for me, and I won’t be around. This year we are going on Friday, and I get to introduce my beautiful bride to the boat show experience – dreaming about the cruising boats we’ll never afford, seeing new “should we or shouldn’t we buy” toys for our Beneteau 343, and, of course, pit-beef sandwiches and Painkillers. Nice way to ease her into the Annapolis lifestyle after her move here from the Pacific Northwest. We are visiting the charter companies looking for a deal on a week in the BVIs. Then we load the boat and maybe head for the Chester R for the long weekend.

SailorMikeS

SVAuspicious 10-05-2010 11:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rockDAWG (Post 651259)
3. Check out Bavaria, Hanse, and Hallberg-Rassy

Quote:

Originally Posted by T37Chef (Post 651270)
As for boats, all I really want to see is the HR 40, Outbound 52, and Antares 44

The HR40 at the show, Pusteblume, was delivered from Daytona Beach to Annapolis the week before last by *ahem* me. *grin*

She is a 2008 Classic. If either of you guys are interested in the Original I'd be happy to show you mine. I'll be at the show Friday and Sunday and have a client on Saturday morning. We can work out a walkthrough Saturday afternoon before the SN gathering that evening.

MJBrown 10-05-2010 11:50 AM

Sailing down solo on Thursday from Baltimore which should be nice with 10-15 winds out of the west. Staying the entire show and boat sitting on the Jeanneaus. Kind of sacreligous for a Benny Boy but it should be fun. The wife is coming in by car and we'll go drool on the megabuck boats and spend a few bucks in the tents too. It also coincides with our anniversary so we'll also celebrate that. It's great to have a wife that thinks our anniversary should be spent at the show :)

deniseO30 10-05-2010 12:12 PM

Don't wanna jinx myself and say I'm going.. oops! Now I'm jinxed!

FRIDAY BETTER NOT RAIN! sigh...

Faster 10-05-2010 01:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deniseO30 (Post 651302)
Don't wanna jinx myself and say I'm going.. oops! Now I'm jinxed!

FRIDAY BETTER NOT RAIN! sigh...

Maybe you'll be dealing with surveys and sea trials!!:)


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