February 23, 2005
Back From Boat Show - Wallet Empty!
Wilson and I returned from the Miami International Boat Show on Monday. We spent two full days at the Miami Beach Convention Center and the Sealine Marina. We never made it over to the sailing area or the large yacht brokerage show (which I believe is not officially associated with the main show). It would have taken at least three days and possibly four to see everything.
At any rate, it was a hell of an experience. I'm more accustomed to the smallish Tampa boat show and St. Pete, so Miami was a real eye-opener. Makes you wonder where all of these people get all of this money! I mean, here we were, just a couple of guys trying to outfit a 23' center console, and we left there spending cash like it was growing on trees.
My next few blog posts will detail some of the purchases we made, including a 250HP Suzuki 4-stroke engine and Raymarine nav package with the E-Series multifunction display, a 24 mile 2kw radar, GPS, Fishfinder, autopilot, and Navionics navigation card.
February 19, 2005
Miami International Boat Show
Wilson and I are headed to Miami in the morning to catch the last 2 days of the Miami International Boat Show. I've never been, but Wilson has gone a couple of times. I'm sure it will be impressive, if not a little depressing, since my eyes are much bigger than my wallet! Our primary mission, other than drooling over the megayachts, is to outfit our 1975 23' Mako that we (primarily Wilson, I'm just the cabin boy) are restoring. We need to investigate and/or buy an outboard (leaning toward the E-TEC), plotter/fishfinder/radar (maybe the Raymarine C-Series), auto pilot, and probably some other goodies. We'll be posting to the blog and forum while in Miami and I'll make sure to upload lots of pictures to the photo gallery.
February 08, 2005
Welcome to the ClassicAquasport.com blog!
We hope you enjoy the new site that we launched today. This is the blog section of the site. If you need some help understanding what a blog is and how it works, simply click on the link titled "Blog Help" under the calendar on the left.
There are a lot more features to come, including a photo gallery page to upload your pictures and a page where you can purchase some cool ClassicAquasport.com gear (t-shirts, hats, stickers, etc). Please be patient with us as we make this the premier site for Aquasport fans! Stay tuned!
A shout out to my good friend and a great Florida wrongful death lawyer I know, Bob Carroll, on his newly launched blog.
February 03, 2005
So I'll probably lose my job...
Not really, but if I don't devote some time to my real job (read, not work on boats and this website:), things might go downhill. In the real world I'm a lawyer. Lawyers have to bill hours to make any money. I can't bill hours while sanding fairing putty! I also can't bill while posting to this blog!