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The best prices on things are for those who get on the e mail lists of major distributors and check periodically for their sales. Many of them have different times of the year where the put specific items on sale at deep discounts. There is even one usually who has a major sale of large percentage off on all items on a holiday. Do your due diligence and work. Have your list but donít get into the adrenaline rush of being at a place where there a lot of sailors together and advertisements of " boat show prices"

If you do your homework you can/ will save major money by not OVERPAYING by buying at the boat show. It's your choice. If I had a list as large as yours id want to be able to get as much on that list eventually. Those salesman will see you coming miles away and be glad to part you from your money.
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The best prices on things are for those who get on the e mail lists of major distributors and check periodically for their sales. Many of them have different times of the year where the put specific items on sale at deep discounts. There is even one usually who has a major sale of large percentage off on all items on a holiday. Do your due diligence and work. Have your list but donít get into the adrenaline rush of being at a place where there a lot of sailors together and advertisements of " boat show prices"

If you do your homework you can/ will save major money by not OVERPAYING by buying at the boat show. It's your choice. If I had a list as large as yours id want to be able to get as much on that list eventually. Those salesman will see you coming miles away and be glad to part you from your money.
Very true. What I've found is that if Defender sells what you need, you can't beat their pricing during Boat Show sale (that just ended last Saturday), or their annual Warehouse Sale (an even bigger event).

Hopefully someone has a retort of where to beat that! Fingers crossed.

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Re: Annapolis Boat Show October!

I mentioned previously on this thread that I had a family conflict that weekend. Now it looks like I might be able to rearrange things to pass through Annapolis on Sunday. If so, I'd be happy to meet up with other Sailnuts.

I don't buy much when I'm there, but I like the vibe and the general opportunity to look around. I agree with the warning to beware of false sale prices. (Although I did score a pretty nice dinghy for $600 last year.) I've grown tired of looking at brand new, shiny sailboats, but the gear and seminars are fun. I do try to renew my BoatUS/Towboat membership every year, as they have a pretty good package price. And my wife always finds neat stuff for the galley (and for our home kitchen too).

I'll probably talk to some vendors about a mainsail. I'm really due for some refurbishing (reset bolt rope might be adequate) or replacement. I've been scared off of the latter because of the high cost, especially since I'd like to keep my Dutchman system, which seems to add a lot of $$$ to the job. So I may give a try to a refurb of my current sail. My prior boat's performance was greatly enhanced by merely resetting the bolt rope.
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Re: Annapolis Boat Show October!

5 DAYS TO GO!!! foot is still not perfect but good enough can't wait! What is the temperature like ? Do I need a jacket I am a FL boy...
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Beautiful you all are lucky it is hotter that the center of earth in Florida
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What the whatever. I thought you would be in Annapolis. Better get going. It's light jacket at night weather there now.

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Re: Annapolis Boat Show October!

Defender Annapolis Boat Show sale just started today, and runs thru the 15th. For something you plan to purchase at the boat show, you might want to check their price first.

https://www.defender.com/

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My Flight takes off in the am can't wait to be at the show in less than 24H! See you all there...
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Re: Annapolis Boat Show October!

SOOO many sailboats !!! way more than Miami. Loved the show, love annapolis, I already have a list of 6 things to purchase.
Is it just me or are all the new boats looking the same, like alien UFOS. PS, PAINKILLERS are awesome!
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