The other day deep into the comment section of one of the amazing Muskoka stories, Texx commented that the Muskoka show was a very active show with people coming and going. The same thing is true for Lake Dora in the this past spring, and a ton of smaller shows. But many still have a policy that once your boat is docked it needs to stay there. Why?
We know there is an excuse that people pay to get to the show and want to see boats. Or that it’s a pain to have folks at the docks all the time to help folks come and go. But, here’s the deal. These are boats, they move, they make noise and look amazing underway.
One of the coolest parts of the last years ACBS International shows was ripping out on the water and generally tearing it up. And folks loved being on the docks watching it happen. Fellow Hall of Famer Charles Mistele tore up the lake in Miss America IX , the Garwood guys had a field day, not in the field at the NY show. The Gull lake show was a ton of fun running the lakes. I know from experience that every time someone starts up there engines and takes folks for a ride its the highlite of the event. The LaDonnes from YNOT yachts have mastered this. There boats are never static. So, if your planning an event this year or next, encourage folks to get out on the water and have fun..