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Old 20-10-2016, 07:05   #1
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Ft Lauderdale Boat Show November 6

Sunday, November 6: Organizing a meet up of Cruiser's Forum members at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show in Florida, USA. Meet up at the Windward Club (VIP ticket required). Join in!

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Sunday, November 6: Organizing a meet up of Cruiser's Forum members at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show in Florida, USA. Meet up at the Windward Club (VIP ticket required). Join in!

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Great idea, but why at a location that requires a VIP ticket? And the VIP ticket does not even include the boat show entry, that must be bought separately. I'm very keen to meet other CF members, hopefully at a more cost-effective location

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DavidHoy, thanks for your input. Proposed the VIP area because it is set up as a meet and greet venue and offers a good value IMO. Open to other venues too though, whatever is best by consensus is fine.
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Sunday, November 6: Organizing a meet up of Cruiser's Forum members at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show in Florida, USA. Meet up at the Windward Club (VIP ticket required). Join in!

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Haha funny.
Don't think many cheap sailboaters are going for no VIP ticket to hang out with the Bentley and Megayacht crowd..
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Re: Ft Lauderdale Boat Show November 6

Best sailboat venue is at the Miami show, Lauderdale is mostly megayachts and smaller power vessels.
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DavidHoy, thanks for your input. Proposed the VIP area because it is set up as a meet and greet venue and offers a good value IMO. Open to other venues too though, whatever is best by consensus is fine.
How about somewhere nearby like Lulu's Bait Shack at Beach Place? They have great mojitos . Or somewhere near the convention center? I suspect I'll be spending more time there looking for upgrades for my existing boat than getting envious of all the shiny new floating palaces.

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Haha funny.
Don't think many cheap sailboaters are going for no VIP ticket to hang out with the Bentley and Megayacht crowd..
Yeah, my point exactly, I'm one of those "cheap sailboaters" .

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Best sailboat venue is at the Miami show, Lauderdale is mostly megayachts and smaller power vessels.
Agreed, Strictly Sail in Miami is much better for blowboaters like me. But since I live in Fort Lauderdale, I can easily get to both shows. Planning to spend more time at the convention center than the docks anyway. My boat is docked within easy walking distance of the convention center, so easy access too.

Speaking of which, if the group is not too large, I could host a small get together on my boat

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Re: Ft Lauderdale Boat Show November 6

Looks like I am going to the boat show today.
Got a couple of free tickets for cheap sailboaters
Planning on early afternoon.
It is open to 5PM.
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Stop by the equipment tent, booth 497, if you are at the Bahi Mar side and say "Hey" to ol Tellie
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Will do Tellie.
What products are you selling?
I am in the market for SS cleats and a few other smaller items.
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Will do Tellie.
What products are you selling?
I am in the market for SS cleats and a few other smaller items.

It would be great to finally meet you CSY Man. I'm just selling Spectra watermakers but please stop by and say "Hi" anyway.


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Ok, will do.
How is the Monday turn-out usually?
Is the show still going 100% or are the vendors packing up and leaving ?
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Ok, will do.
How is the Monday turn-out usually?
Is the show still going 100% or are the vendors packing up and leaving ?

Show is still on of course but it has probably been the slowest show I've seen. We're by show rules not allowed to pack up early. I've talked to a few vendors and a few large boat brokers I know and have dealt with for years and it seems the consensus is that Tuesdays election is having a big influence on the buyers. One large sport fishing boat company has taken two deposit checks that are post dated with the instructions that they are or are not to be cashed until the results are in. It's just crazy.

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It would be great to finally meet you CSY Man. I'm just selling Spectra watermakers but please stop by and say "Hi" anyway.


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I'm in the market for a water maker, hoping to get to the show today. I'll definitely drop by.

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I'm in the market for a water maker, hoping to get to the show today. I'll definitely drop by.

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I'm glad I saw this before I head on over to the show. Ask for me by name, J.T. I'm at the Bahi Mar side, if you go there first give me a call on my cell (954) 515-7077 and let me know if you need a couple of tickets to get in and I'll come out and meet you at the entrance with a couple.

Same for you CSY Man. Give me a shout.

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