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Old 12 January 2015, 04:40   #1
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Boat show ?

I know I (and quite a few others) moaned about last years boat show in London - saying it was pants and not worth the trip....................

Well, now its on again and I'm missing my boat and boating things, would I be wasting my time going again ? Not to mention being a twit / hypocrite.

Anyone else feeling the same ?
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Old 12 January 2015, 04:45   #2
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On my way there now
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Old 12 January 2015, 05:00   #3
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I'm going next Saturday. It was sh1te last year & I've no reason to believe it will be any better this year, so why am I trekking all the way from Gods Own?


A, got free tickets
B, staying with friends for the weekend Dahn Sarf
C, on a mission to decide on the electronics for the new boat
D, just been tasked to get Mick a LJ
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Has anyone got one or two spare ticket?
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Spare tickets - are there such things ?

m22nly - let us know what its like then. Cheers.
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Old 12 January 2015, 06:27   #7
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A, got free tickets
B, staying with friends for the weekend Dahn Sarf
Me too. Will be down on Saturday also. Prolly too late to decide you're going at that point no?
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As we are relatively close we went on Saturday.....
It'll be the last one I go to!

Nothing made me say "oh I want that one", all in all very disappointing.
We could have walked round in less than an hour.
If you are coming to London just for show I don't think it's worth the trip. Wait till the Southampton show in September!

If you are driving, it's also a 15 flat rate to park. We sold the parking ticket to another car as we we leaving to make it slightly more acceptable.
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I went yesterday and thought that there were more ribs sportboats and outboard engines on show than last year, which was good. Unfortunately there were less chandlers/clothing sellers so I was disappointed, especially as I was looking to get a deal on the Musto MPX jackets. (Saw one for sale at the same price to the most expensive online, but you can get them cheaper online so I didn't bother).

The pool was a lot smaller than last year and tucked into a corner, but this didn't really worry me too much.

I'd say it was worth it if you're looking at boats or outboards, but most of the other stuff is more readily available online now.
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Well on my way home not over impressed really. Walked round in about an hour and a half that was the whole show. Looking for electronics not to much there for a deal just a couple of chandlers and cactus marine. Main manufacturers just there displaying not selling. Did see the new Evinrude G2 though now that is a pretty sight ( I want one ) looks awesome got to be the best looking outboard on the market in my opinion .All in all would I travel 4 hours total to go next year ? probably not. But each to there own .
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