Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 10 December 2006, 00:35   #1
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Punta gorda Fl.
Boat name: War Machine
Make: Falcon U.S.A.
Length: 9m +
Engine: twin 250 Yamaha
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 936
Thinking about the Miami boat show

Being as my boat has been put away for a little while now I sit in front of my computer in December daydreaming and my thoughts turn to... what else? Boats!! Damn! no boating till spring, lets see... got the rest of December,all of January, nothing going on, then February, February can be a really rough month in the winter, God, spring is sooooo far away... WAIT!! THE MIAMI BOAT SHOW!!! The best damn boat show in the World!! Boats, warm weather, water, women, South Beach, the ocean, and boats, boats and more boats! I have got to get away..

Gentleman... If you have not been to the Miami Boat show, well, you haven't really been to a boat show... they have it all!!! February 15 to 19 2007, it is just a great break from the winter blues! If they don't have it in Miami... well, it just doesn't matter. The Miami Beach Convention center, the in the water show at Sea Isle , the Sailboat show at Bayside, the place just rocks! If you haven't figured it out yet I am thinking about going again, and just put up this post to see if anyone else is, or is interested. Maybe we can meet up, Tons of stuff to look at and everything and anything that has to do with boating. Oh, and don't forget the Mega- Yacht Show on Indian Creek, saw my dream boat there, unfortunately it was a tender (dinghy) to one of the Yachts at the show! Nautica is around the corner in North Miami, I will probably stop there as well to see what's new...
__________________

__________________
pathalla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 December 2006, 17:58   #2
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Marblehead, MA
Boat name: Bouncy Pumpkin
Make: Avon Searider 5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: Evinrude 90 E-TEC
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 390
Jan 11th of 12th, I'll hitch up my RIB (with shiny new E-TEC ) and head to Miami for two weeks on the water

Just need to find a cheap/free place to stay
__________________

__________________
dctucker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 December 2006, 19:04   #3
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: Oakley
Boat name: Zerstörer
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki DF 140
MMSI: 235050131
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 3,931
Quote:
Originally Posted by pathalla View Post
Being as my boat has been put away for a little while now I sit in front of my computer in December daydreaming and my thoughts turn to... what else? Boats!! Damn! no boating till spring, lets see... got the rest of December,all of January, nothing going on, then February, February can be a really rough month in the winter, God, spring is sooooo far away...

We've seen your mean machine. What kind of seas keep that out of the water for a prolonged period ?
__________________
http://www.xfire.com/download/
Biggles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 December 2006, 19:09   #4
RIBnet supporter
 
bogib's Avatar
 
Country: Iceland
Town: Reykjavik
Boat name: Cheesee
Make: Seaquel 600 XS
Length: 6m +
Engine: Mercury 275 Verado
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,959
Send a message via Skype™ to bogib
Been added to my travel plans, my nephew lives in Miami so accomodations sorted as well as boating trips on his boat, I believe is a 36 footer with twin decent powered V8´s will know better as I meet up with them over Xmas

Bogi
__________________
bogib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 December 2006, 20:44   #5
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: British Columbia
Make: Gemini
Length: 4m +
Engine: 40hp 2 str
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,151
Quote:
Originally Posted by Biggles View Post
We've seen your mean machine. What kind of seas keep that out of the water for a prolonged period ?
Probably seas that look like this (google Lake Erie Frozen):
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20050205.jpg
Views:	141
Size:	188.6 KB
ID:	23683   Click image for larger version

Name:	20050212b.jpg
Views:	135
Size:	120.3 KB
ID:	23684  
__________________
prairie tuber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 December 2006, 06:58   #6
Member
 
Cookee's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Salcombe, Devon, UK
Boat name: BananaShark
Make: BananaShark
Length: 10m +
Engine: 2xYanmar 260 diesels
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 4,225
I can only add my recomendation - not many if any RIBs though but a lot of fast boats to drool over!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Speed racer 1 IMGA0398.jpg
Views:	128
Size:	52.9 KB
ID:	23702   Click image for larger version

Name:	Triple 275 IMGA0279.jpg
Views:	138
Size:	55.3 KB
ID:	23703   Click image for larger version

Name:	twin 850s cig 2 IMGA0284.jpg
Views:	136
Size:	69.8 KB
ID:	23704   Click image for larger version

Name:	twin 850s cig 3 IMGA0284.jpg
Views:	146
Size:	66.8 KB
ID:	23705  
__________________
Cookee
Originally Posted by Zippy
When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
Cookee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 December 2006, 08:55   #7
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Punta gorda Fl.
Boat name: War Machine
Make: Falcon U.S.A.
Length: 9m +
Engine: twin 250 Yamaha
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 936
Quote:
Originally Posted by Biggles View Post
We've seen your mean machine. What kind of seas keep that out of the water for a prolonged period ?
Flat frozen ones, few things put a damper on boating quite as effectively as a frozen lake.
__________________
pathalla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 December 2006, 10:05   #8
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: Oakley
Boat name: Zerstörer
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki DF 140
MMSI: 235050131
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 3,931
Well thats one thing we don't have to contend with in England.

Haven't you got Global Warming yet then ?
__________________
http://www.xfire.com/download/
Biggles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 December 2006, 11:21   #9
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: British Columbia
Make: Gemini
Length: 4m +
Engine: 40hp 2 str
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,151
Quote:
Originally Posted by Biggles View Post
Well thats one thing we don't have to contend with in England.

Haven't you got Global Warming yet then ?


The only year round blasts of hot air we get in Western Canada come from Ottawa.
__________________
prairie tuber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 December 2006, 14:07   #10
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: Christiansted.V.I.
Boat name: Froggy
Make: Avon SeaRider
Length: 4m +
Engine: Johnson 50
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 312
Quote:
Originally Posted by prairie tuber View Post
Probably seas that look like this (google Lake Erie Frozen):
Well damn P.T, I can't say I've seen a question answered that well before. Great photographs...bad business. I think I'll keep my ass parked at 17.45 N Longitude. I'll tip one for all of you guys up there in the freezer, hats off to you but please don't reciprocate because your hair might freeze and break off!
__________________

__________________
Tomas is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:42.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.