Originally Posted by erie skipper
You all "missed the boat" this year. The IX was full of boats and people--best attendance I've seen there in many many years. Much larger displays than the last several years and people were complaining about have to park at the far end of the parking lot much like it was in the eighties.
I agree. I don't think I remember it being this busy in the last 10 years. It sure looks
like it's on the up-swing. When I saw 200 people in line at the ticket booths, I assumed it was because of the other shows, but we had to stand in a long line for the boat show itself.
I don't mind paying $10 to park, but it's interesting to hear backlash about beer prices. I'm glad it's not just me. $10 for a draft Bud? I might take a year off from the show.
I assume the 45 Prestige was the queen of the show. Not a record breaker by any stretch, but at least the show wasn't all pontoons.
I liked the shows a few years when they allowed more used boats in. They were clean, and of course more budget friendly, but they also offer more variety. When mfr's like Formula make the same model for 11 years, why board the boats? To see what the TV looks like this year?