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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.
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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 . . .
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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

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

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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

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


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Well, they say there is a lid for every pot!
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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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