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Old 14-01-2012, 20:42   #16
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Re: Toronto International Boat Show 2012

Good for you Admprtr. Broad Reach is run out of my club on two "Screamer 40s", among other boats, and it's a great charity that does great work.

Broad Reach Foundation - Changing Mindsets, Adding Skillsets. Celebrating 12 Years of working with Youth at Risk.
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Hi FunJohnson:

The Simrad booth was not selling any products but they indicated that Radio World was selling so I paid a visit to their booth. They have the NSS7 display for CA$1525 (normal price is $1650) but they didn't have a price on the Simrad radar. However, they indicated that the Lowrance radar was fully compatible and they are selling that for $1290 (I believe it is the LRA-1800 HD which has a normal price of $1400 according to their web site). They had the display in stock but I don't think they had the radar at the show (although if you called them I am sure they could make arrangements.). Prices are good until next week when the show ends. They said the Simrad radar would be about $300 more.

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Andrew,

That was so nice of you for checking... I really appreciate you taking the time to check that out.

Maybe I'll be making the drive
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Old 15-01-2012, 06:01   #18
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Andrew,

That was so nice of you for checking... I really appreciate you taking the time to check that out.

Maybe I'll be making the drive
No problem, glad to help out.

If the price is right, you could place an order on their web site, which would save you the time and expense of driving.
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Old 15-01-2012, 06:15   #19
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Good for you Admprtr. Broad Reach is run out of my club on two "Screamer 40s", among other boats, and it's a great charity that does great work.
Thanks the update. Apparently they are also thinking of opening up a section in my area around Lake Simcoe.
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Re: Toronto International Boat Show 2012

It could be they want to make use of the smaller old cruisers people keep giving them for tax write-offs (I wish I were joking!). The shallow draft (under five feet) of some of these boats makes them appropriate for Simcoe, whereas the Screamer 40s draw seven or better.

If you ever want to know anything about the CS 36, let me know. I dock next to a guy who helped to build a lot of them as a young man in the early '80s.
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It could be they want to make use of the smaller old cruisers people keep giving them for tax write-offs (I wish I were joking!).
It makes sense if you have a boat that is only worth a grand and is costing that much to maintain.

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The shallow draft (under five feet) of some of these boats makes them appropriate for Simcoe, whereas the Screamer 40s draw seven or better.
Even under 5ft it can be too much for Simcoe. Our first boat was 4.5ft and when we were thinking of going to that lake we had some difficulty finding suitable marinas.

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If you ever want to know anything about the CS 36, let me know. I dock next to a guy who helped to build a lot of them as a young man in the early '80s.
Thanks, good to know.
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Re: Toronto International Boat Show 2012

Yep, went Monday. Odd sensation, because for the first time in years I have completed almost all my boat projects and didn't need or want to buy anything.

Still it is the first sign of spring, so it was fun.

Missing was the fish and chip place, which was disappointing.

Looking at the new boats is always interesting. Have to say, the only two that piqued any interest was the Catalina 301 and 355. Both very well designed and thought out.

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Yep, went Monday.

Missing was the fish and chip place, which was disappointing.

Looking at the new boats is always interesting. Have to say, the only two that piqued any interest was the Catalina 301 and 355. Both very well designed and thought out.
Never had the fish and chips there so I can't comment on that.

We didn't buy any project supplies at the show but that was because Garhauer didn't attend, and we were on a limited budget. BTW, if you like their products they have boat show special for Canadians in January (10% off plus free shipping).

We only looked at one model for each brand and I also agree that the Catalina seemed the best overall.

Missed not seeing the Island Packets, however.
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Re: Toronto International Boat Show 2012

I thought there was less sailboats......last year there was a cat on display....the power boats dominated the show, glad to see them going strong................
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I thought there was less sailboats......last year there was a cat on display....the power boats dominated the show, glad to see them going strong................
The cat was there this year but I don't think C&C, Tarten and Delphi were represented.

But ya, power boats galore but few sailboats. One of these days I want to go to a Strictly Sail show!
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The cat was there this year but I don't think C&C, Tarten and Delphi were represented.

But ya, power boats galore but few sailboats. One of these days I want to go to a Strictly Sail show!
Ufff, thanks for all the reports. Think I'll pass after all.
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Ufff, thanks for all the reports. Think I'll pass after all.
I guess it depends on what you are looking for.

I have seen enough shiny new boats over the years that I don't get excited by them any more but still like to poke around. Seeing other products can be useful, especially if you are looking for something specific. Also, it is just fun to immerse oneself in boat culture for a day.

Glad I went.
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If you go past the Simrad display, could you see if they are discounting the NSS7 with radar package? I was planning on going to the Chicago boat show if I could get a discount on the system directly from them. After calling Simrad Navico, I was told there will be one there on display, but they didn't know if I could purchase (order) one at the show.

If they are just at the show to demo systems and not sell, I probably wont make the trip to the Chicago show.
When we were in Annapolis in October, the Simrad reps weren't selling, but West Marine had some great deals on Simrad products. The NSS-7 , with an in-hull transducer, and 3G Broadband radar was 3,021.

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