Moderated Discussion Areas
  ContinuousWave: The Whaler GAM or General Area
  New Orleans Boat Show

Post New Topic  Post Reply
search | FAQ | profile | register | author help

Author Topic:   New Orleans Boat Show
hauptjm posted 02-25-2002 11:36 AM ET (US)   Profile for hauptjm  
The local boat show in its 35th year, was no great shakes. The Whalers on display were virtually nothing but the big ones. They did have a 13 and a 18 Dauntlas, but otherwise it looked like it was offshore stuff only.

In the offshore vein, I've got to admit, the HydraSports looked like the boat to buy. Comparing the 25 & 29 CC and Walkarounds to the comparable Whalers was scary. I'd have to say, the Hydras might be a better boat. Regardless, it hurts to even contemplate.

One thing I did notice with the Whalers on display, was the workmanship. They may be looking more and more like SeaRays, but they are well-made boats.

Overall, I'd say the show reflected an overall blah, that may just be the culmination of a bad year of business for these folks. When the only thing I walked away with was a deal on two light tackle offshore rods, I know I was let down.

Let's hope for a great 2002.

Post New Topic  Post Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | RETURN to ContinuousWave Top Page

Powered by: Ultimate Bulletin Board, Freeware Version 2000
Purchase our Licensed Version- which adds many more features!
© Infopop Corporation (formerly Madrona Park, Inc.), 1998 - 2000.