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Old 01-05-2003, 06:10 PM
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What did you think of the Chicago Boat show? I have attached my comments below and am interested in what other attendees thought about the show.

We were at the show today (Friday). It was great. There was a good selection of go fast boats this year.

Fountain
Sonic (got on Looney Toons boat, he wasn't there)
Sunsation
Black Thunder (finally met Boatme)
Donzi
PowerQuest
Nordic
Eliminator
Envision
Baja

Gran Sport Center and Riverview are definitly supporting the high performance effort in Chicago Land

The crowd was light and we got to spend a lot of time on the boats.

Everyone was very nice and very willing to talk. The tone was different than last year

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Enjoyed it.
46 Black Thunder and the Sonics got my vote.

Lot of them thar aluminum tunnel hulls and boats with recirulating coolers.
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There were a lot of people there and I think more performance boats than last year.
The Black Thunder was way cool!! So was Looney's new Sonic. Lots of awesome MitcherT paint jobs!

And it was cool to see so many OSO people. Hope everyone got home safe last night. The roads got a little slick.
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I had fun. But I ALWAYS have fun!!!

It was nice to see so many old OSO friends and make some new ones. Thanks to Cashbrain for setting us up at a really nice restaurant. Opa!!!!! LOL!!! Good food, good friends, good time.

As for the boats, Loony Tunes is gonna be the envy of most boaters where ever he goes.

An how about those Sea Lions.

I consider myself really lucky to have been able to sit in the pilots seat of the Donzi 38 ZX. What a seat!! What a view!! What a boat!!! This again proves that it's not what you know, but who!!!
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It was great seeing all the OSO members walking the show on Saturday. A small group of us went out to Greek Town for dinner after the show. I wish more could have made it. Thanks Cash for setting up the restaurant. It was nice seeing old friends and meeting many new ones. I hope we can get another OSO get together organized like last year. Everyone I mentioned it to thought it would be fun.

Looney Tunes' boat is Awesome! He will be the envy of many boaters this year.

This is our group from Greek Islands. Sorry I missed getting pictures of WARRIORMAN, Kathy & Tom and NYKAMP, Steve & Krista who had to leave earlier.

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Intolerant1, I OWE YOU!!! Just can't leave anything alone can you!! LOL!!! So, I think you owe me 2 beers now.
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I went on Friday and had a blast!! Lots more performance boats then the shows I am used to going to (Grand Rapids). Got to meet a few members including MitcherT!!

Hope to make it with you all next year!
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Todd,
Wish I could have met up with you guys on Friday. This work thing is wrong. When the boat raffle???

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