Hello all, I have been lurking here for several weeks as I am trying to educate myself on the world of yachting. I am a 36 year old owner of a small trucking company here in the Dallas area. I am considering attempting a change of career into boating. I have been on small boats my entire life, with perhaps an average 125 days a year for the last eight years so I do have a fair amount of experience, albeit on small boats (under 30 feet). My question is this. I am considering making the trip to Ft. Lauderdale next month for the show, in order to talk with captains, crew, etc and hopefully learn what it takes to make the move into actually captaining a yacht. Is the idea of making the trip worthwhile? It's not a huge investment to travel to Florida for four days, but if it will be for nothing in return, I would rather hang onto the money. Having never been to the show, I don't know if there are people there to even talk to, or if it is just all salesman trying to sell me a boat. Anyone have any thoughts? Advice? Thanks in advance.