This year will be different. We now have a boat. We have acquired a lot of knowledge. We have very specific items we are looking for, like a Luke anchor, Decca batteries, 200 feet of 3/8 anchor chain, a D-400 wind generator, a Raymarine radar system, auto-inflating life vests, hundreds of feet of lines, a 5 hp outboard engine for the dingy, and so much more.
While the show has lots of focus on power boats and freshwater, there are seminars for sailing and much of the gear applies to either method of propulsion. We will be walking into the show with a list of about 30 items that we still need to acquire for our journey, along with the best price we can find the item on the Internet for. If a boat show price, along with the shipping or lack there of, beats what we can find, we will drop some coin.
We will blog on some of the interesting things we find at the boat show. Heck, even Spongebob Squarepants side kick Patrick will be at the show. How can this not be good!