Who is planning to attend (or has been to) a boat show this year? The wife and I usually visit a couple in Jan - Feb. Not that we're shopping, it helps us shake the winter doldrums. We went to Cincinnati's show on opening night last week. Most interesting thing to me was the new Chaparral jet powered ski boats. I was apparently the last to learn they had been offering Rotax powered boats for several years.

We also suffered sticker shock on a $240K pontoon, but that happens every year. We were a little disappointed in the vendor booths at Cincy this year. Almost none offered boat gadgets and accessories. It seemed like most were promoting retirement property and distant lakes and marinas.

Can anybody report on other shows? We have never tried Knoxville or Nashville.