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Old 09-30-2010, 05:35 PM   #1
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City: Cape Coral FL
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Vessel Name: Say GoodBye
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Trawlerfest in Balt

Anyone attend Trawlerfest in Balt?

I attended only ONE in 2007, the year we bought our boat. It was in Solomons MD. Had intended to attend in order to learn more about trawlers and possibly see some older ones (translated: IN MY PRICE RANGE). But we found and bought our boat in June that year, so we took it there for the week.

We were dissappointed. It was all big bucks new boats stuff. They did have the trawler crawl, which I thought was really great. Met some nice people and learned a lot from them on their boats. Many live-aboards.

I canceled my Passagemaker mag soon after this.

BUT, I hear that Trawlerfest has significantly declined. I know that as of the Thur before Trawlerfest in Balt, there were only 150 people signed up in advance. In contrast, our MTOA Northern Rendezvous in Balt had over 200 people in attendance and >80 boats.

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