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    Detroit Boat Show-gctid342390

    The Detroit Boat Show will run from Saturday, February 11 through Sunday, February 19, 2012.

    I plan to attend and I am wondering who else is planning to attend too. I am not sure yet which day or days I will go. My off days are Wed, Thur, and Sat.
    Rick Grew

    1981 Carver 3007 Aft Cabin

    2004 Past Commodore
    West River Yacht & Cruising Club
    www.wrycc.com

    #2
    Wish I could go. We went every year that we lived in MI. It has gotten smaller over the past few years. Have fun Rick.
    Phil, Vicky, Ashleigh & Sydney
    1998 3055 Ciera
    (yes, a 1998)
    Previous boat: 1993 3055
    Dream boat: 70' Azimut or Astondoa 72
    Sea Doo XP
    Sea Doo GTI SE
    Life is short. Boats are cool.
    The family that plays together stays together.
    Vice Commodore: Bellevue Yacht Club

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      #3
      I try to make it every year. I hope to this year as well.
      Jim McNeely
      New Hope a 2004 Bayliner 305 Sunbridge Express Cruiser
      Twin 5.7s with Bravo2 drives
      Brighton, Michigan USA
      MMSI # 367393410

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        #4
        itsabowtime2 wrote:
        Wish I could go. We went every year that we lived in MI. It has gotten smaller over the past few years. Have fun Rick.
        The fact is you are correct. It has gotten much smaller especially the past few years. I can remember when they had the whole 1st floor of Cobo and the basement. Last year they barely had over 1/3 of the hall. Lately most of the boats are pontoons and fishing boats. Very few cruisers. If Bayliner and Sea Ray were not there along with Meidian there would hardly be any boats worth looking at if you are a cruiser.

        I'm still going. There is nothing like the smell of fiberglass and resin in the morning to get one up and going.
        Rick Grew

        1981 Carver 3007 Aft Cabin

        2004 Past Commodore
        West River Yacht & Cruising Club
        www.wrycc.com

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          #5
          I didnt know about the boat show, thanks. We already have our tickets for the MSU-UM hockey game at the Joe that night 8:30. Might as well make it a day.

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            #6
            Tough call. I haven't been down there for that since before I became a boat owner. My fear is that I'll leave with a new payment I really don't need. :greedy_dollars:

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              #7
              Zebra Muscle wrote:
              Tough call. I haven't been down there for that since before I became a boat owner. My fear is that I'll leave with a new payment I really don't need. :greedy_dollars:
              I know that feeling. ops
              Rick Grew

              1981 Carver 3007 Aft Cabin

              2004 Past Commodore
              West River Yacht & Cruising Club
              www.wrycc.com

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                #8
                If you want tickets PM me with a mailing address and I can mail you 2.

                Todd

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                  #9
                  I might try to make it.

                  Agree with everyone else it got really small and the couple of cruisers had a line to get on it.

                  One show in Michigan I was impressed with was the fall boat show on the water at Metro Beach (Sea Rays, Azimut, Bayliners, etc.) I'll be at that show for sure. Do they have a spring show on the water similiar to that one?

                  Thanks,

                  Steve

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                    #10
                    Bayliner 3-0-5-5 wrote:
                    I might try to make it.

                    Agree with everyone else it got really small and the couple of cruisers had a line to get on it.

                    One show in Michigan I was impressed with was the fall boat show on the water at Metro Beach (Sea Rays, Azimut, Bayliners, etc.) I'll be at that show for sure. Do they have a spring show on the water similiar to that one?

                    Thanks,

                    Steve
                    There has been a spring boat show in the past. Can't remember if it still is held.
                    Rick Grew

                    1981 Carver 3007 Aft Cabin

                    2004 Past Commodore
                    West River Yacht & Cruising Club
                    www.wrycc.com

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                      #11
                      Rick Grew,

                      I will wear my past commodore's uniform to the Detroit Boat Show if you wear yours!

                      That way we will easily recognize each other. I can also have pictures of my Bayliner 93 3055

                      and my Bayliner 98 3388 around my neck. That is if they even let me in the door!

                      Bigboat

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                        #12
                        Went to the Boat Show in detroit today.

                        Not too bad, definitely wasn't crowded from 4-6 p.m.

                        A few large Cruisers from Bayliner, Sea Ray, Monterrey and Chapparal. One large 45' from Cruisers. I'm glad I went it's amazing how solid the new boats feel and the interior color combinations with wood floors and accents are great.

                        Steve

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                          #13
                          Just got home from work. I am planning to go later today but if that falls through I will go on Saturday. Glad to hear that Cruisers is there. They have not been there for several years.
                          Rick Grew

                          1981 Carver 3007 Aft Cabin

                          2004 Past Commodore
                          West River Yacht & Cruising Club
                          www.wrycc.com

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                            #14
                            Hi rick,

                            I counted about 8-10 Cruisers 30' and higher.

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                              #15
                              I did go yesterday (Wednesday) and plan to go again on Saturday if I can. I am mainly looking at used boats because if and when I get back into boating it will most likely be in a used boat. I found several that if I were in the market today I would want to go and take a look at.

                              If I were buying new I would definitely be interested in the Bayliner Discovery 266. I would love to have a hardtop in my next boat if possible and the 266 fits the bill. The lone drawback IMO with the 266 is the lack of any kind of hanging locker for clothes.

                              They had a 335 there. It is a nice boat but it also makes me realize just how much room down below my 3055 had. There is not that much difference in cabin room between the 335 and the 3055. If you have a 3055/305 hang on to it. It is one of the roomiest 30 footers ever marketed.

                              Still a lot smaller than years ago but still a nice way to spend an afternoon.
                              Rick Grew

                              1981 Carver 3007 Aft Cabin

                              2004 Past Commodore
                              West River Yacht & Cruising Club
                              www.wrycc.com

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