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Old 16 September 2015, 07:54   #1
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Going to the show on Saturday. Any feedback from this year? Is it same old same old? Any must sees?
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Old 16 September 2015, 09:04   #2
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Going to the show on Saturday. Any feedback from this year? Is it same old same old? Any must sees?
Reckon you know the answer to that one already Mate!...Got a couple of tickets if you need em!
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Old 16 September 2015, 11:09   #3
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I guess it depends on why you are going?

For people who never get "up close and personal" with boats, it's a chance to see something they don' normally experience.

For those who are looking to buy a boat or equipment, it's a chance to see/compare a large variety of things in one place.

For those of us who are interested in what's new in the rib/engine/gadget world, you're likely to see all the "latest" stuff.

For our wives, it's an opportunity to buy another pair of shoes/boots/etc.

Personally, I thought it was a good show (for those reasons above). Only criticism is that if you buy food or drink, there is limited room to sit/eat especially at lunch time.

I went on Saturday...........................and yes the wife did buy a new pair of shoes!

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I went on monday. Enjoyed it as always , but much the same as last year as far as I recal.
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Old 16 September 2015, 14:48   #6
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That is a very longstanding Southampton tradition!
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I went in 2010, what d'ya need to know?
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Old 16 September 2015, 15:29   #8
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I went in 2010, what d'ya need to know?
Is that bloke there with the fancy car polish & the bit of red car bonnet that he polishes & puts the blowtorch on it? How about the stand with the shoe polish that lasts forever? Oh & don't forget the socket that fits every nut & bolt
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Is that bloke there with the fancy car polish & the bit of red car bonnet that he polishes & puts the blowtorch on it? How about the stand with the shoe polish that lasts forever? Oh & don't forget the socket that fits every nut & bolt

Don't forget them drill bits that can go through owt like a knife through butter 😜
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Went in the pouring rain today and perhaps not so surprisingly, was quite empty of people. Due to the lack of foot traffic, boats on the pontoons were really letting everyone on without the sometimes snooty welcome. The rather clasic looking 'ship' was worth a visit. Absolutely stunning inside, the helm position was fantastic, well everything was fantastic. The chap allowing us on board - with us dripping wet all over the cabin - was happy to talk and very informative.
@ 4 million, it was either that, the Sunseeker or the one with the interior 'designed' by some lady designer. The later being the best use of space and below deck natural light. Although the interior craftsmanship of the ship, was a delight to see,

Pulled pork (more like squashed pork with no taste) roll and chips for lunch. Ended up admiring the outdoor shingle covered oval sheds - with seating, tv and fridge and infer red heater hanging overhead. Perfect for a wet summer BBQ. Great day out
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