Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Annapolis Sailboat Show

It has been a few weeks since I have posted and a lot has been going on around here. We took a last minute  trip to the East coast and figured since we were already there that we had to go to the boat show. The Annapolis boat show is the largest in-water boat show in the country and just happens to be in my hometown. I remember as a kid going to the show and just wandering around for hours. The show is almost exclusively production boats the all look pretty much the same. It has been about 5 years since I have been to the show and as I walked around I couldn't help but wondering what was so entertaining for all those hours I spent here as a kid. Sure, maybe all these new shiny sailboats have gigantic aft cabins and state of the art galleys but I couldn't get past the generic look of all the boats there. Obviously, I am a classic boat enthusiasts, but I can usually muster up some interest in these types of events. Not this time. This time I kept thinking about how much I love classic lines and narrow beams. Our Ellen Louise has character, history, and is a beautiful old lady. It is moments like these that remind me why all those hours of varnishing are worth it: character.

Photo from the boat show website http://www.usboat.com/us-sailboat-show/home

ps. Thanks to the guys from Selden for getting us passes and throwing the best after party of the show. 

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