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blackdog posted 01-11-2001 12:47 PM ET (US)   Profile for blackdog   Send Email to blackdog  
Anyone going to the Philly Boat show January 17 - 21?


Mark Gallagher posted 01-11-2001 08:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mark Gallagher  Send Email to Mark Gallagher     
I went to the Philly show in 98 and 99 and passed on it last year. It is usually a good show in the Convention Center. Last year I went to the Annapolis powerboat show instead of the Philly Show. It is really awesome if you've never been there. I think I'll pass on the shows this year, kinda busy with other things....Try Annapolis if you can. I believe it's later in the year or fall. Take Care,Mark
Mark Gallagher posted 01-11-2001 08:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mark Gallagher  Send Email to Mark Gallagher     
Annapolis show is Oct 11-14 2001 for details
Peter posted 01-11-2001 10:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Peter  Send Email to Peter     
Just went to the NYC boat show today. Whaler had a very large representation of its line up there. The new Whalers are still very very high quality and of course still big $$.

For those with continued interest in Dougherty designs, Edgewater debuted a 225 Express (hull No. 1) which has a very interesting layout for a 22 ft cuddy cabin boat. It's built on the new 225 hull, which is pretty large for a 22 ft boat. It has a fairly tall cuddy cabin which slopes aggressively forward from the very short wraparound windshield. The seating for the captain and navigator comprises a sliding two person starboard biased bench mounted on top of a fiberglass box which I assume is a livewell or something (didn't have time to inspect every inch). Mounted on the stern side of the starboard biased box is another bench seat and at the transom, there is a third flip up bench (centered). The seating creates a port side aisle making for unobstructed access to the cabin door. Located on the inside sheer of the cockpit are a series of drawers for storage and a recessed compartment for a 25 foot igloo cooler. The cabin has pretty good head room, should accomodate two six footers and has a little sink on the starbord side. A portipottie stows in a compartment under the deck area of the helm. The cockpit was fairly generously sized. I must say that it looks nothing like any other 22 ft walkaround cuddy cabin (of course it is more of an "Express" style, as the name would suggest). They were clearly thinking out of the box when they designed this one. If its at a future show you attend, its worth taking a look (It's not shown on their website).

Peter posted 01-11-2001 10:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Peter  Send Email to Peter     
A little editing might help, that's a 25 QUART, not foot, cooler.
bigz posted 01-13-2001 12:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    

I am thinking to try for Thursday since I just couldn't get it together for NYC this past week (no way am I going in to the City on weekends)--- Tom

blackdog posted 01-15-2001 01:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for blackdog  Send Email to blackdog     
Not sure what day I can get over with work so I may end up going Saturday. It would be nice to meet up with fellow Whaler's.


bigz posted 01-15-2001 01:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Gene looks like Friday, then the chairman of the board can attend -- probably go early and eat lunch in the Reading Market spend a couple hours poking around --- I get bored real fast --- chuckle --- Tom
QBrennan posted 01-19-2001 03:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for QBrennan  Send Email to QBrennan     
I just returned from the Philly boat show and it was noticably smaller this year. Less exhibits, etc. Whalers look good.

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