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mustangchef 02-17-2013 09:41 AM

Went to Detroit boat show
 
not a single sailboat, not one. I did run into joe Lafont . He was the only one checking out the 19 ft wooden longboat, replica of Perry's
I asked him a dozen questions, doesn't sound like he,ll be hanging out in the swamps much anymore...more like Hollywood.

rugosa 02-17-2013 09:45 AM

Re: Went to Detroit boat show
 
Toronto show had a few of the same old, same old . . . but mostly a powerboat mecca and cheezy retail booths not having much to do with sailing . . . :(

KIVALO 02-17-2013 01:31 PM

Re: Went to Detroit boat show
 
Just went to a local boat show and found a similar situation. Although there were sailboats, there were not many. Mostly powerboats for small inland lakes which means every single possible variation of a pontoon boat one could think of. I stood on one with a price tag of $104K :confused:

Who in their right mind would buy a $104,000 dollar pontoon boat????

EDIT: I just re-read this post. Holy hell! I need to proof-read before hitting post. :eek:


Brad
s/v KIVALO

Seaduction 02-17-2013 03:16 PM

Re: Went to Detroit boat show
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by KIVALO (Post 991289)
Just went to a local boat show and found a similar situation. Although there were sailboats there there were not many. Mostly powerboats for small inland lakes which means eversingle possible variation of a pontoonboat one could think of. I stood one with a price tag of 104K :confused:

Who in their right mind would buy a 104,000 dollar pontoon boat????


Brad
s/v KIVALO

Someone with a Trillion bucks... I suppose.:D

algee 02-17-2013 04:06 PM

Re: Went to Detroit boat show
 
Well, they say there is a lid for every pot!

flyingjib 02-18-2013 10:52 PM

I'm traveling to Detroit every week and I was planning to drop by one afternoon. Thanks for the info. I think I'm going to skip it then...


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