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Chris 01-13-2008 03:28 PM

A few of the Humber Jewel's. :)





Chris 01-13-2008 03:35 PM

There were a few builders who seemed to specialize in building really neat small boats.

Maybe Checkmate will take notice and bring back the Playmate. ;) :)

Here ya go Coop. :)



This one was done up like the "General Lee". Neat, uncle Jessie. :)


This one is called a Waterspider and was built by Spidercraft boats.



Chris 01-13-2008 03:42 PM

There was also lots of booths selling boating related products and "stuff".

How about a paddle?


Need the canoe to go with it?


The Ragz display. I've had one of these shammy pullovers for 20 plus years and love it. The best clothing for a boater EVER.


How about a dock for your new boat?


These were really neat in that they had a really neat roller system built into them. So you can literally roll up your PWC or boat right on to your dock. :thumb:


Chris 01-13-2008 03:49 PM

A few shots of the indoor lake and the demo that was going on.



I think this was Yolanda's favourite boat at the show. She's loves the Bass Boats. Perhaps there's a Nitro in my future with an XS out back?


Kids can have fun at the boat show too!

This was at an indoor pool area of the show they had for kids. :)


Chris 01-13-2008 04:00 PM

First stop and last stop at the show was with the ACBS people.

We had a good chat with the volunteers and agreed we would probably see them at next year's Gravenhurst show again. This year it will be July 5, 2008 at the Muskoka Wharf in Gravenhurst, Ontario. :thumb: :)

Here's a pic of Ron Stevenson's "retroglass" Herters.




There was also a classic Peterborough cedar strip on display. :)


Another classic! :)


So many boats, so little time. :yell: :)


Hey Gus! This one was powered by a Dodge and even had a Dodge flag on it!




Chris 01-13-2008 04:03 PM

Well, I hope you enjoyed our little online virtual 2008 Toronto Boat Show tour.

There are lots more pics loaded up in the gallery for you to peruse.

Thanks go out to Yolanda for taking all the great pics. :)

And thanks to the NMMA for the media passes and for putting on a great show! :thumb: :)

Enjoy the rest of the pics!


yolanda 01-13-2008 05:58 PM

Yolanda here, I hope you are all enjoying the pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them. The only thing I found during the whole show is just how much I really want Spring to come and the snow to melt away!!

I say "Let the cottage season begin so that the boating, fishing and water skiing can commence!"

Thanks to all those showing their boats and motors at the show and letting me take the pictures I had a ball.

Chris E 01-14-2008 11:05 AM

i took the whole family down yesterday, they really enjoyed the 47 sea ray, only 917,000 - i think they are giving it away!!!!

i didn't like the lake too much, seemed a little lame this year - paddleboats and kyaks blah blah. didn't get to see the whole show - 2 - 4 year olds and a 7 year old only have so much in them, but we did get a good 5 hours out of them. they loved the peddle power boats - they really liked smashing into each other.

Dana over at tuff marine was awesome and let my kids get in the tuff 28 with twin merc 250's which they just loved.

all in all it was a good day - just wish they had a checki down there. the show conitunes this week - and weekdays are the best day to be there - very quiet!

Chris 01-14-2008 05:02 PM

Yeah we missed the Tuff display. :yell:

When we went the place was packed and it was hell trying to take a photo of anything. People would walk right in front of Yolanda every time she tried to shoot anything.

After five hours of being in the swarm, we decided to call it a day. Maybe we'll head back down this weekend. Who knows?

Chris, are you talking about those little hand paddle boats that they had for kids?

I have a bit of info on them. I don't know the price though. They were cool as hell. If I was a kid I'd have loved one of those. :)

Chris E 01-14-2008 05:41 PM

yeah, the hand paddle boats were cool - they have an adult version too.

sunday morning and weekdays are the best times to go. no people around

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