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Old 07-12-2014, 07:09 PM   #1
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Sydney Boat Show

Hi all. I am planning to go to the boat show Thursday or Friday. Getting together last year with a few of the other forumites was fun. Is anybody else planning to go and would like to meet up.
The new format looks interesting but keeping a mobile handy might be good.

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Old 07-12-2014, 08:28 PM   #2
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I`m committed to going late Saturday with a group. This year is different, the exhibition halls are not located adjacent to the marina, due to rebuilding. I think a ferry will operate for transfers between venues. Anyone have more info?
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I will be going too...not sure what day(s) yet
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I'm in Bangkok having my chompers realigned

Be there in spirit.
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Old 07-21-2014, 12:54 AM   #6
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Ummm, something I should know?
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:05 PM   #8
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I spoke to the organizers, the $5 entry after 5pm until 8pm is not offered this year, because the marina, and product display halls, are separate(due to rebuilding the old Exhibition Halls) and connected by a ferry service, incl in ticket price. 3 hours is just not enough time this year.
There will be an OA72 on display. Yours for $3.95M AUD. How does that compare to US pricing?
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Ummm, something I should know?
I'm pleased it is Thailand Andy, and not..well…somewhere else. I have heard a few 'interesting' stories from patients who went elsewhere in Asia for 'competitive' prices, but the Thai standards appear to be excellent. In fact I had a fellow come in the other day, and before getting down to the nitty gritty of what he was there to see me about, he launched into a huge rave about how pleased he was with a whole set of synthetic teeth he had installed, in Bangkok also I think, all mounted permanently into the jaw, and looking a million dollars, but only $6000 compared to the $23,000 he had been quoted here.
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A set of teeth, a massage with "happy ending" fly in fly out and still change in the pocket.
Nah still not sure I would do it.
But if it works for you go for it.

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Old 07-22-2014, 02:32 AM   #11
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A friend has dental work back home in Philippines, done well and much cheaper than here. Not sure they are up to speed on implants. Just had 2 quotes here for one implant, $3500, and $5500! Asian dental work may be fine, but I know some plastic surgery has required serious revision work back here.
Will there be a dentist at the Boat Show? Dozens, probably.
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Well, as I sit here and type I have just finished a couple of weeks pretty full on work.

I was pretty nervous of going down this course, so did a lot of research about the pros and cons before venturing forth. This included checking the published infection rates, the qualifications of the specialists, the type of x-rays they use as well as talking to people from Oz who had been through the system.

I was blown away by the way the dental hospital/clinic was run . Seven stories of marble and glass, the operating theatres were immaculate, no doubt about it this was five star stuff.I had three separate planning meeting with various specialists to map out my treatment plan, no up selling just pretty detailed dental discussions and options.

I met a couple of American service personnel at the centre, on leave from Afghanistan, they were recommended by their doctor in the States.

So all up I'm pretty pleased that I have done this, and yes the cost differential is substantial, in my case about $20,000.

Oh, and the local girls up the road at the massage parlour have got to know me pretty well, they do wonderful foot massages, all above the board so to speak, and they ply me with herbal tea. They are all very sweet.

Sorry for the hijack, back to the boat show.
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Andy, was the place an organisation with a name beginning with Sea....something..? The way my patient described it sounds very much as you do. He was blown away by the place, and the very up to date equipment. Everything digital, computerised...the works...
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It's called BIDC

Stands for Bangkok International Dental Centre.

Gee, it starting to sound like I am spruiking them.

I have just come back from my last foot massage, off home tomorrow. It's been great fun(apart from the drilling)
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Andy,
All the best with the choppers.
Are you going to smile like Warnie after this.
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I am gritting my teeth over this thread drift. I thought this was about the Sydney Boat Show but it would appear we are jawing over something different. I say with tongue in cheek.
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OK back to Sydney boat show.
I have recently been looking at renewing my wheelhouse electronics, going away from stand alone plotter etc.
As far as I can see it 3 choices , Raymarine, Furuno and now Garmin.
Furuno expensive in comparison, I know bigger professional base as far as long commercial shipping base but the other 2 are coming ahead in leaps and bounds.

Any one going to Sydney boat show having a look at this equipment care to give me their opinions.
I am actually leaning towards Garmin even though I have always thought of their equipment as small boat stuff.

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The Lowrance range if getting pretty comprehensive Benn. Nice integrate high def. including broadband radar, GPS, sonar, etc, and their really detailed side-scanning sonar looks really useful. I find their stuff very easy to install and very intuitive to use. Also priced pretty well compared to the others.

http://www.lowrance.com/en-au/
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Benn, not sure if I`m going to the Show, but a word about Garmin.
I have their basic GPS/Sounders at both helms, they are completely reliable and trouble free.
However, I recommend NOT getting advice from Garmin Sydney. They told me 2 units could work off one transducer,(they cannot), then several staff members gave conflicting advice even criticizing each others advice, then the Manager decided I was lying about receiving their advice(it was on that advice I bought Garmin not Lowrance) and refused to respond, even to my request to return/exchange my GPS/Sounder they had exchanged for the cheaper GPS only version they said would work on the one transponder,(it didn`t and can`t). Only after I detailed the mess to Garmin USA did they become helpful, very helpful. I had to fit a second transducer, which shoots, slightly degraded, thru hull. wasn`t cutting another hole.
GME have a range you may want to consider. My local Whitworths say they get good help from GME whenever they ask, and the GME people I met at the Boat Show are very helpful.
But as I say, the Garmin equipment itself works fine.
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All the best with the choppers.
Are you going to smile like Warnie after this.
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