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Guess who’s going to the St. Pete Sailboat Show?

Yup! We are!

We just decided to hit up the 2013 St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show the first weekend in December.  The show runs Thursday thru Sunday at Progress Energy Center for the Arts Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin and Albert Whitted Park.  This will be our second visit to the show. We hit up the 2011 show before we even owned a sailboat.

This year, we’ll be partaking in the boat show fun on Saturday, December 7th since it’s an easy 2.5 hour drive from Naples.  And we love downtown St. Pete!  What a great city.  That’s where we found + purchased our own boat s/v LAHO (formerly s/v Ms. Roxy who resided at the St. Pete Yacht Club).

We mostly want to check out a few boat show vendors for some (hopefully good deals) on items we need for upcoming projects… like replacing all of our port lights.

But, we’ll also be sure to check out a few of the seminars that day.  One high up on our list is the 10:30AM Weather course with… you guessed it… Chris Parker!  Chris is the Chief Forecaster at the Marine Weather Center, and pretty much the guru when it comes to marine forecasting.

I’m sure we will also hit up the Solar Power seminar at 3:30PM since we plan on installing some sort of solar system in the very near future.

If you are planning to attend this year’s show, let us know! We’d love to say hello!

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Jennifer - Luna SeaNovember 21, 2013 - 8:27 pm

Ooooh, we were going to go to that one, but decided to hold out for the show in February in Miami. Both are a pretty hefty drive for us, so we decided to go to the bigger one. I hope you find lots of cool deals/ideas and share them on the blog!


DeborahNovember 22, 2013 - 2:04 am

We aren’t going to the show but we have been to two of Chris Parker’s seminars. He is an excellent presenter and teacher. Excellent. Would be worth the trip just for that. If you don’t have his book already, I highly recommend it. Very easy to read. Hope you find some good deals too!

LahoWindNovember 22, 2013 - 4:02 am

Thanks Deborah! I’ll have to check out his book. And I’m keeping my fingers crossed on those deals! 😉 -Kim

Mark and CIndy - s/v Cream PuffNovember 23, 2013 - 3:42 pm

PM me and I will hook you up with free tickets.

s/v Cream Puff

LahoWindNovember 25, 2013 - 4:50 am

Wow, really?! That would be awesome Mark. Thanks!! Emailing you now… -Kim

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