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02-08-2010 10:36 AM
mstern
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Originally Posted by Melrna View Post
The Sailboat portion of the show is at Sea Isle, the marina just south of Bayside. There is a free water taxi back and forth to both marina's. The Strictly Sail portion is very very small this year. Almost no sailboats in the water. Benneteau, Jenneanu, (Sunsail and Moorings) and Island Packet yachts will be there. The Catamaran Company will be there for the multihulls. That's it. Catalina and Hunter, both Florida companies are absent this year. Very sad to say.
I will be working the SSCA booth on Sunday from 2-4pm. It is over at Sea Isle by the Marriott Hotel. If around come say Hi.
For those that want to go sailing, Friday and Saturday I will out in the bay I hope. Let me know for I need crew because I had surgery on my shoulder a month ago. Email me here or at Melrna2001 at yahoo
Ouch. That's sad. Just a couple of years ago, the Stricly Sail show was huge. So are the power boats and sailboats together at one location? That's what I thought after looking at the show website, but it looks from your post that there will be two in-water locations. Sorry to say I won't be there this year, but I would be very interested in your views on how it goes. I just happened to go to the Hartford Boat Show a couple of weeks ago. It is a powerboat show, and it was fairly crowded.
02-06-2010 09:19 AM
Melrna The Sailboat portion of the show is at Sea Isle, the marina just south of Bayside. There is a free water taxi back and forth to both marina's. The Strictly Sail portion is very very small this year. Almost no sailboats in the water. Benneteau, Jenneanu, (Sunsail and Moorings) and Island Packet yachts will be there. The Catamaran Company will be there for the multihulls. That's it. Catalina and Hunter, both Florida companies are absent this year. Very sad to say.
I will be working the SSCA booth on Sunday from 2-4pm. It is over at Sea Isle by the Marriott Hotel. If around come say Hi.
For those that want to go sailing, Friday and Saturday I will out in the bay I hope. Let me know for I need crew because I had surgery on my shoulder a month ago. Email me here or at Melrna2001 at yahoo
02-06-2010 08:29 AM
reillyjd Where can I see which boat models will be shown at Miami Strictly Sail? The website is not very helpful.
01-05-2010 02:59 AM
SailorNate Anyone know of a discount promotion code for tickets this year? I see Facebook has a contest going if they get 500 posts but they are below 100 so far. I also see there were 50% discount coes for Chicago. Anyone know of any they would like to share?


Nate
12-30-2009 10:12 AM
mstern btw, I just took a quick look at the show's website. They have moved the sailboat part of the show from its own venue (its been at Bayside Marina for about the past 10 years) and consolidated it with the power boats at one marina. Considering that in past years the power boat show was big enough to need two in-water venues on its own, this move has to be indicative of the sad state of the marine industry.
12-30-2009 10:04 AM
mstern
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Originally Posted by SailorNate View Post
Mstern,
By the way, whats a monkey/parrot jungle?

They are "tourist attractions". Monkey Jungle is in Miami, but in the southernmost part of town that still has farms. It is "where the humans are caged and the monkeys are free". You walk thru caged pedestrian ways in a jungle setting where lots of monkeys roam about freely. The monkeys don't run away because they get fed. You can feed them and watch them up close and personal. I also remember that they have more traditional zoo-like exhibits for bigger primates like gorillas and such. Parrot Jungle is a higher rent place that is located on one of the islands in Biscayne Bay between Miami and Miami Beach. It focuses (surprise, surprise) on parrots and other birds. they have displays and shows where trained birds ride bikes and do other tricks. Both are really just specialized zoos. If you want that, the Miami Zoo is really a world-class place itself. My grandparents used to take me to both, and I have taken my kids to both. Not really in the romantic category of activities, and you need a car to get to either.
12-30-2009 05:39 AM
SailorNate Mstern,
Thanks for the reply, sounds like Ocean drive is a cool place to check out. I was thinking about renting a car but I didnt want to spend a bunch of time worrying about parking, maybe get one anyhow for checking out the town. Someplace romantic is the ticket, for starters and maybe check out whats over on Ocean drive after. By the way, whats a monkey/parrot jungle?

Nate
12-28-2009 02:11 PM
mstern Nate: First, thank you for your service.

As to your question, you are in Miami, there are a zillion things to do. Here's what my wife likes to do when we are in Miami: go to South Beach. A walk along Ocean Drive is free entertainment. Lots of trendy clubs, stores and restaurants, but the people watching is free. Very poplular with eurpoeans. Go at night and see the models, eurotrash, and other tourists. Also, Lincoln Walk is a pedestrian way in the middle of South Beach. Even more restaurants and shops. We like Crandon Park, which is a city beach on Key Biscayne. Lots of room, beautiful beaches, bathrooms, snack bar, etc. If you like flea markets, go up to Deerfield, about 40 minutes north of Miami. The flea market is right off the exit from Florida's Turnpike, Sample Road. Its indoor, with a food court and lots of actually good stuff mixed in with the usual crap. Of course, there are about a jillion other tourist things to do, like Monkey Jungle, Parrot Jungle, etc. What is it that you are looking for? Tourist? Romantic? Shopping? Eating? Will you have a car? Btw, I just saw an ad for the Miami show, and I see it is in a new location this year. I wonder why?
12-28-2009 12:07 PM
SailorNate Anyone have any ideas on cool spots / places to spend some time away from the boat show? Im in Afghanistan right now and while on R&R I am going to get my boat fix. But I want to spend some time away from the crowds with my girl, who while tolerant of my pastime (and the 44 kelly peterson in the driveway whithout a single complaint) does not share the same level of obsession I do. Something fun for a couple away from the show for bit? Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Nate
12-11-2009 07:39 PM
RealityCheck On the Eastern seaboard is it #2 after Annapolis but still worth the trip as is the St. Pete show which is smaller but as well presented.
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