We go every year, actually we typically will go for two days most years. This year we went on Sunday and spent most of the time on the sailboats and talking to friends. A group of about 14 of us did the stupid picture with Flo from Progressive Insurance
. It was goofy but we all have a fun picture now. We talked to the people at Cape Ann Marina and set up our 20 boat flotilla. We plan to go this Saturday as well.
As for the $42, don't know where that comes from. Tim R posted a discount code that got the tickets down to $12 each, parking was $12, so that's only $36 for two adults with parking. You could park elsewhere for less or free, but then you have to walk. Since we went in the middle of the snow storm, we ponied up the $12 for parking.
We buy our boat zincs from Boatzincs.com
. So that usually saves us about $10 on shipping
, so now your down to $26.
The seminars this past weekend weren't that good, that's why we spent the time looking at the boats and talking to friends. Next week we will spend Saturday going to the following seminars:
- Coastal Cruising - Using tides and currents to lower costs
- Planning your first cruise Downeast or how I learned to love the fog
- Where to start when the engine does not
I usually pick up a good tip or two from the seminars. Plus we are planning to do Maine
for our summer cruise
so the timing on the Downeast seminar is great for us.
I also plan to spend some time talking to different vendors about electronics
heads and hard bottom inflatables. I am sure I will spend some time talking to my favorite broker, Shep Shove at Eastern Yatchs.
And now I might try to find Paul S. and buy him a beer
. I always like putting a face with forum folks if I can.
All in all I think the show is usually worth the price
of admission. If this show was in September, I propably wouldn't give up a day of sailing for it. The Newport
show is usually much better in terms of more vendors selling stuff and more boats to see.