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Chicago Boat Show

Discussion in 'Boat Shows & Yacht Watching' started by Bradley Love, Jan 9, 2019.

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  1. Bradley Love

    Bradley Love New Member

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    In your opinion, is it worth a 3 hr. drive to go to the Chicago Boat Show in regards to the sailboat displays, etc...?
  2. Maxwell

    Maxwell Member

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    I own powerboats however do enjoy the occasional sail.

    It really depends on what you're looking for. There are usually a few boats there up to 40ish feet and maybe 8 or so aisles of the usual equipment and gear displays. It is by no means a huge show. Even before we lived in IL, friends and I would usually make the 2 hour drive and take it as an opportunity to spend a night in the city/fancy dinner etc and do a bit of "winter boating" in our cold climate. If you look at it like more of a reason to visit Chicago and swing by the show, you won't be disappointed. If you're envisioning a hardcore sailboat show, you may not be as impressed.

    Max
  3. Bradley Love

    Bradley Love New Member

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    Thanks for the input Max!

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