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    Posted: 07 Mar 11 at 4:02pm
I had a great time helping man the X1 stand, the stand was very busy so I didn't see much of the show, but I managed a quick snap at the end of the show:

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Black no sugar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Mar 11 at 8:29am
Originally posted by G.R.F.

I have to say, I got very tempted by one of those Contenders.
I know one for sale! New last year, with combi trailer, over and under cover, Harpprecht design, very quick boat, cassette rudder, nice to sail, reduced price, in Lancing (so not too far from your oriental shores). Ideal!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote G.R.F. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Mar 11 at 8:26am
I have to say, I got very tempted by one of those Contenders.
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Well I ordered a new boat and should get it in a couple of weeks Tongue
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Post Options Post Options   Quote I luv Wight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Mar 11 at 9:45pm
I tend to agree with Graeme about the 'old skool' style of the boats - a large number of them reminded me of  Morris Minor styling ( ie 1950s )
There were some very nice modern looking boats, but a lot of similar shiny white plastic or shiny varnish on old-fashioned looking boats.
At my club, there are only 3 wood boats ( 1 Mirror, 1 Merlin and half a Solo ), and all the boats sailed  here are fairly modern - mostly RS and Lasers, so seeing all the GPs and Enterprises and similar was a bit of a culture shock.
I also spotted some big chaps at the Phantom stand!
I got a bit of a sales pitch on the X1 stand, but didn't bite  Wink
The Icon looked nice Smile   ( big rig though )




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Post Options Post Options   Quote I luv Wight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Mar 11 at 9:32pm
Originally posted by PaulB

Is the Alto used for cruising ? It looked like it had a tent on the foredeck ?


I liked the canvas foredeck on the N12 more.



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Is the Alto used for cruising ? It looked like it had a tent on the foredeck ?
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I went Saturday, was good chatted to people we wanted to, saw GRF with his Dakine hat on
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Originally posted by Villan

Definitely didn't have the same feel as when I last went a few years back, but it was good to see a few old faces again.

Good chat with a gent on the Challenger stand, same on the SOlution (sorely tempted .. prices are coming down to my range :D )

Believe we saw GRF on the Alto stand this morning, and Russ poking around at the icon - would have said Hi but wasn't 100% sure .. Icon is bigger than I expected!

Oh - and Toms face when a random person walked up to him and plonked a plate of cake on the desk infront of him ..... 



Ha! Yes that was a highlight of the show, thanks for the cake! I reckon Saturday was a great day, a lot of people up compared to last year and a great atmosphere.
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Definitely didn't have the same feel as when I last went a few years back, but it was good to see a few old faces again.

Good chat with a gent on the Challenger stand, same on the SOlution (sorely tempted .. prices are coming down to my range :D )

Believe we saw GRF on the Alto stand this morning, and Russ poking around at the icon - would have said Hi but wasn't 100% sure .. Icon is bigger than I expected!

Oh - and Toms face when a random person walked up to him and plonked a plate of cake on the desk infront of him ..... 



Edited by Villan - 06 Mar 11 at 12:29am
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