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    Anyone heading down to the Seattle Boat Show the last weekend of January?

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    I'll be there evening of Jan 26th.
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    Thinking of being there then, too, staying until afternoon of Jan 28...
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    I'll be there evening of Jan 26th.

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    I will be there last weekend of the show. Any tips?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avid outdoorsmen View Post
    I will be there last weekend of the show. Any tips?
    bring money!

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    I'll be there, checkbook in hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avid outdoorsmen View Post
    I will be there last weekend of the show. Any tips?
    I usually spend 3 hours there, you can get some good deals on fishing tackle, which is what I'm normally after. If you are thirsty, bring some $$ as a beer will cost you 8-10$
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    Quote Originally Posted by Avid outdoorsmen View Post
    I will be there last weekend of the show. Any tips?
    FX McRorys across the street for oysters and beer.

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    Would like throw out an invitation to anyone going to theSeattle Boat Show to stop by the factory. We are located 6.1 miles south of the show. You could come by on a weekday before theshow opens. We are open from 7:00 – 3:30 Mon-Fri. We will have more boats on the 29th since we will have moved out of the Sportsman’s Show on the 28th. There will be a couple of our boats in theSeattle Show at West Coast Marine’s booth.



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    A trip to the Wooldridge factory is well worth the time. The Wife and I went there a couple of years ago and it was a wonderful experience. It is a whole lot easier to know what options are best for you when you can see and touch them on a boat that's under construction. The staff was very helpful and offered us many suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cap'n Ron View Post
    Anyone heading down to the Seattle Boat Show the last weekend of January?
    Headed out the 28th, never been but excited to see everything. Friend of mine who has been said to make sure and do the floating show as well on lake union. Cain't wait to crawl around on the boats and see all the fishing gear. Definitely planning to rack up a few air miles on the CC.

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    Last time I went, a couple of years ago, I enjoyed most every aspect of the show. One of the highlights for me was learning where all the best wood crafters have gone....they are doing the interiors, and some exterior, of the fine yachts. Especially don't miss the classic, refurbished yachts, at Lake Union docks when I went. It is amazing to see the quality of wood and craftsmanship on the high end yachts.

    Seeing boats like Woodridge, Hewescraft, etc. side-by-side is a real eye-opener, and seeing the different models and finish levels of others in the same line is great too.

    I also spent a lot of time picking a new sounder/chartplotter, with the factory reps being right there and with plenty of time to talk (I went on weekdays last time---a good idea!) I got super info and made a decision I was very happy with.

    If you like boats, motors, fishing and equipment, its a great show and winter break, regardless if you are looking for anything specific. And, you can go on boats you likely will only ever dream about. Or, get ideas to complete your selection of your next boat, repower, etc. And, no, I have no commercial or other involvement in the show or any of the vendors.

    Parking at hotels is crazy expensive, but there are outdoor parking lots within a few blocks of any of them that cost about 1/4 as much.

    If anyone wants to meet up, shoot me a PM

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