Visiting the Seattle Boat Show

I always look forward to climbing around on boats I will never be able to afford. My friend Bruce joined Kim and I for a visit to the Seattle Boat Show to do just that. The nice, or at least interesting, part of this year’s visit was the tour of the booths at Century Link field. This is the first year that I actually felt we didn’t need anything for the boat. I, of course, am a bit conflicted about that. I am always looking for new and nifty gizmos.

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A generator would be nice — we don’t have one. But it doesn’t seem worth the cost at this point. What we really need is simply more time to use the boat. I didn’t see any booths offering that.

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At Lake Union, we toured the Flemings, Selenes, Grand Banks, the Nordhavn, and others. While they are all wonderful boats, the two we liked the best were the 46′ 1970 Grand Banks Alaskan and the 50′ 1980 Ocean Alexander Mark 1. They feel comfortable. Both were beautifully updated and in fantastic condition.

46′ 1970 Grand Banks Alaskan

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50′ 1980 Ocean Alexander Mark 1

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The weather was fantastic during our visit. We even had time for a spin around the lake in the kayaks. Here’s our friend Bruce (who has appeared numerous times throughout the blog)

mv Archimedes Bruce in Hobie Kayak

The Seattle skyline from Lake Union. A great day.

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Now to get the boat out of the water, the bottom painted, and few other little things taken care of so we are ready for Spring!