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After all the partying....did anyone BUY anything at Miami Show ????

Old 02-19-2003, 08:05 PM
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Cig parties are at higher-end just can't wear shorts everywhere! It was difficult to get in, but that's the way all Cig parties are! Mango's is a guarenteed party.
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Old 02-19-2003, 08:25 PM
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.......but, but this IS Florida!
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Old 02-19-2003, 08:29 PM
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Hi kitten. It's Crazyhorse on Dan's computer. I'm still in Florida, soaking up the sun, not really wanting to go back to Michigan. Did you make it to Monty's Friday night?
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Old 02-23-2003, 11:06 AM
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5 Millers and a lousy BBQ sandwich
a crummy $185.00 motel room.
other that that the show was GRERAT!!!!!
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Old 02-23-2003, 02:01 PM
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You guys just have to learn to plan ahead!! I made resegot rvations in October and an "Executive Suite" (large room, two king beds, ocean/beach/pool view) for $109.00 a day. Not to mention, it was less than a 5 minute walk to the boat show entrance. We all found the cab fares very reasonable, especially in light of the daily parking fees for your car/truck ($20.00 day).....
So let's see now...
room 4 days- $436.00 + tax (of course!!)
car rental & insurance - $200.00
car parking... 2 days 40.00
Dinner one night-
Restaurant Doorman 40.00 (Just to get seated at Joes' Stone Crab)
Dinner ....... $132.00-
Dinner waiter tip..... $ 20.00
Bell boys, cabs, tips, tips, tips !!! I think the tips were more than the room & car when all was done!! Everyone seemed to have there hand out there..... Mont'ys was good, but Mango's was GREAT!! A wild shown & good food also. There drinks (Banana Monbo's) were outstanding!..... I will do it again next year, just plan to do it a little differently.
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Old 02-23-2003, 02:11 PM
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Bought a new Apache

& paid $3 for a can of coke!!
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Old 02-23-2003, 05:15 PM
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I think my wife bought out the Cig trailer. I should have just towed the whole damned trailer home with me.

By the time she went back to the trailer for the 3rd time they were giving her 25% off and talking like they were old friends
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Old 02-24-2003, 01:01 AM
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otis311 what boat did you end up with ? give us some detail?
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Old 02-24-2003, 07:11 AM
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I'm still paying for what I bought at the show 3 years ago.............that's enough for 20 years.
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Old 02-24-2003, 07:54 AM
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Default I started off pretty good:

(2) First-class tickets - Free (airline miles)
(4) Nights at the Sheraton - Free (hotel points)
Thursday dinner - free (Volvo Penta)
Friday dinner - OSO

Then it started going bad:

Saturday dinner - Shula's (But WAY less than BajaBob38)
(3) additional nights due to storm - $700
Additional meals - $500

At the Show?
New NiCd battery for handheld VHF - $30
Various goodies at the stainless tools booth - $40
Looking at the boats and seeing the gang again - priceless.

Overall, not too bad, but - Oh, that Formula 400SS (or the MTI 44 cat).......
Retired! Boating full-time now.
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