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Dr. LED Under-Cabinet LED Light

Posted on Sun 30 January 2011 in articles • Tagged with Boat Shows, Systems - Electrical

While at the Seattle Boat Show Dr. LED was showing some new under-cabinet LED lights. They have two models, one with white high & low and one with white & red LEDs. I bought one of the later and with the help of Dawn (since I only have one usable arm) we …


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Other Deals at the Boat Show

Posted on Mon 24 January 2011 in articles • Tagged with Boat Shows

A lot of folks go to the boat shows to buy whole boats or large systems like water makers from the local rep or direct from the manufacturer. They might also see lots of smaller items there on the floor to buy and take immediately home from chandleries like West …


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Watermaker Decision–Spectra Cape Horn Extreme

Posted on Sun 23 January 2011 in articles • Tagged with Boat Shows, Systems - Plumbing, Systems - Watermaker

I woke up this morning feeling pretty good that with the options I had narrowed myself down to that ultimately none of them would be “the wrong decision”. By that I mean, I felt pretty confident they’d all work reliably and I really what I needed to focus on …


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Watermakers–Ya gotta have Faith…

Posted on Sun 23 January 2011 in articles • Tagged with Boat Shows, Buying Guide, Systems - Plumbing, Systems - Watermaker

I’m deep into my research about water makers, having met with Spectra, Hydrovane, and Village Marine yesterday at the Seattle Boat Show. I’ve also had extensive conversations with CruiseRO. You can see all the makesmodels and specifications of the units I’ve been looking at in my Watermaker …


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The Seattle Boat Show 2011

Posted on Thu 20 January 2011 in articles • Tagged with Boat Shows

The Seattle Boat Show starts tomorrow and due to my one-armed-ness, I’m not going to be able to put together my spreadsheet of the seminars. We will probably spend little time in those sessions this year, I haven’t even looked at it.

We are trying to personally fire …


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Seattle Boat Show 2010 - Visit report

Posted on Sun 31 January 2010 in articles • Tagged with Boat Shows

The boat show is much improved over last years noticeably smaller event. The show is more fleshed out and I believe there are more new seminars than in years past, but I've not done my spreadsheet magic to verify that. Saturday Dawn and I focused on walking the floor and …


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Seattle Boat Show 2010

Posted on Sat 30 January 2010 in articles • Tagged with Boat Shows

The Boat show started yesterday and today will be day one of a multiday journey to the show. If you're not alread, check us out on Twitter at @DeepPlaya. I'll be sending out pics of cool things and comments on the show and seminars. Also check out the hashtag #seabtshw …


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Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show

Posted on Sat 18 April 2009 in articles • Tagged with Boat Shows

Whew that was a long day of walking around and talking about boat toys. The show is all outside with some individual booths open to what is a public walkway (no way to enforce tickets) and most of the booths in larger tents. The tents themselves were very mustymoldy smelling …


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Strictly Sail Pacific

Posted on Thu 16 April 2009 in articles • Tagged with Boat Shows

Dawn and I are headed down to Oaklands for the Strictly Sail Pacific show this weekend. It partially just to get away and partially to get stuff done. Although as usual when you plan to leave rainy Seattle its going to be beautiful in Seattle during that same window. Oh …


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So much to learn…. so many tools to buy…

Posted on Tue 17 March 2009 in articles • Tagged with Boat Shows, Classes and Workshops, Destinations - San Francisco, Seattle Maritime Academy

One of the things about making this decision to go cruising is all the cool stuff you get to learn.

Tonight was the last of our Marine Diesel class at the Seattle Maritime Academy. The class was 11 weeks long (roughly) and was about 1/2 rambling lecture and 1 …


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