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    $12.00 to park, $12.00 to get in, everything on one floor, I think so boat builders are going to have a tough time this year.

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    Amen Brother! Every day it's getting worse. I'm still thankful for what I have left. No purchase in this household for a while!!!




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    Family of 5, with a drink and a snack. spend $135.00 What a waste. 1 hour and gone.

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    I'm planning on going on Wed. When I first went back in 98, everything was on one floor. It seems in the early 00's the boating industry experienced a major explosion. Maybe things are just a little more in line with the way they should be.

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    Very slow, I could see desperation in the vendors eyes. The refi boom is over, I wish we could all earn enough $$ to live as well as we are willing to work .

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    Very strange with it all on one floor. Some cool sleds form some of the mfg's. I really liked the new DCB F35. Very nice boat.. Renewed my Sea Tow and PB subscriptions so it was not a total waste...

    Just another day in paradise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boatsntoys View Post
    Family of 5, with a drink and a snack. spend $135.00 What a waste. 1 hour and gone.
    Try Disneyland..let me know how much that cost per hour ????
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    Just got back from the L.A. Show. Yes, smaller than last year, but that was no surprise -- still a remarkable number of new model intros by Advantage, Conquest, DCB, Howard, Hallett, etc. And if you like really custom stuff, check out the 21 River Cruiser in the Schiada display by Prime Marine, it's incredible. If you're on the "A" list you might also get an invite to a private room showing of Ilmor's new 725 engine (it's both EU and CARB approved) with Imor's new "Indy" drive. A very trick set-up -- has a dry sump tranny, integral hydraulic steering, and a bunch of other beautifully engineered features -- definitely puts it in direct competition with Merc Racing's 700 SCi with an NXT. The whole Ilmor package weighs in at 1,200 pounds.

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    just left the boat show after 6 hours of walking around and looking at all the new boats. met some more pbers talked with some boat builders. bought some products trying to help out the boating world. and if i could sell my boat i am sold on the howard deck boat with a 700. As you all know i came from las vegas and hve no complants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TPC View Post
    Asshole boat builders & Dealers that,,, prior to this economy would, nor ever have,,, taken a trade,,, suddenly would give you nothing for your trade to make an transaction.

    But worse,, someone I thought a friend,, chose not to go to the show,,,
    Guess hangin' with the TPC & other loyal supportive friends in slow times,, just not the same as hangin' with the big dogs in good times.

    I'm outta here.
    Adios everyone.

    WHAT?????


    Worst in the 20 years I have been going...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kilrtoy View Post
    WHAT?????


    Worst in the 20 years I have been going...
    I agree Miguel.
    I hope the good times are really not over for good.

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    at least you guys got to go today, I am working....

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    Definitely smaller..... but still allot to see. I narrowed my search allot. Not very many, if any, cats will work for what Im looking for. I guess Im turning to a 34-36ft V. The Nordic 35 was probably one of my top contenders... also the Advantage 344 was awesome!!! Going to the show the Eliminator Speedster was it but the 28 has an extremely small cabin and the 36 is slightly bigger..... but much more pricier..... tho
    I will say Eliminator had a GREAT display and was extremely helpfull. I guess my journey begins talking to V bottom owners...... from the 28ft Ultra to 35/36 foot anything....
    One last thing.... Ultra has it going on with the chicks in bathing suits....
    Dayumn.... I didnt even know they had faces till my wife told me

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