Miami Boat Show Question

Old 01-25-2002, 08:25 PM
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The wife and I might (thats a big might) be able to swing a trip down to Miami to toast a beer with everyone at the OSO party as well as check out some boats. My question is this.....

If I got down there mid morning on Friday, kept Friday afternoon open to tour AT factory, and came home some time on Sunday, is SATURDAY enough time to check out some boats at the show? or am I wasting my time?

I realize that Saturday is probably the busiest at the show and if you guys tell me (honestly) that I will not be able to see many boats due to the crowds, I will take that into consideration.

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Old 01-25-2002, 08:51 PM
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in my opinion, you can see all the "performance" oriented boats easily. last year, we got there about noon and were out by 5 or so.
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All the offshore boats are at the convention need to go to multiple locations. No problem seeing what you want to see in one never gets THAT crowded....
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Old 01-25-2002, 09:05 PM
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Depends on what you do at the show. If you take your time and talk to the manufacturers in the booths it can take 2 days to see the whole show. If you just glance at everything and you are not shopping for a boat, engines or access. you can walk the show in a 1/2 day.

You also want to go to the Marriott and see the performance boats in the water.
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Old 01-25-2002, 11:26 PM
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Like DaveP said. It depends on what you do. I plan on one day at the in water show, another day at the convention centerand a third to use as a follow up in case I what to go back and recheck on something. But no matter what, the Miami Show is a must go to.
Old 01-26-2002, 07:02 AM
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It's a big show. With ALL the people there on Sat, it may be tough to see. I'll use Thursday to do the convetion center, then Friday for the in water stuff and anything I might want to see again at the convention center.

Jeff, If you come to Miami, we need to hook up.
I'll be there from 12 noon Wed - 4pm Sat.
Staying at the Riu on Collins. I will be at the OSO party with Donziman2 and PQvyper340.

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Amd be aware that the convention center has a second story, I didn't realize that last year and missed a TON of vendors. Have fun.
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