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Post Options Post Options   Quote s.a.l.t.y Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Mar 11 at 9:51pm
Ovingtons is next to the icon pretty much. Not quite sure how you could have missed the big old 49er in the center of the hall...
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Graeme, if your mate is after a nearly new quick phantom i know of a very, very good boat for sale.  If you want the details PM me.

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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 ..... 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote tgruitt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Mar 11 at 7:42pm
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.
Needs to sail more...
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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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Is the Alto used for cruising ? It looked like it had a tent on the foredeck ?
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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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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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Well I ordered a new boat and should get it in a couple of weeks Tongue
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I have to say, I got very tempted by one of those Contenders.
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