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I’d like to exhibit if anyone has any information on it
 

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Bart Hall website shows Jan in Long Beach and Pomona in April
 

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Where did you guys see April 2024 dates for the Bart Hall/L.A. Boat Show in Pomona (Fairplex)? On the boat show website it shows March 1-3, 2024.
 

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Where did you guys see April 2024 dates for the Bart Hall/L.A. Boat Show in Pomona (Fairplex)? On the boat show website it shows March 1-3, 2024.
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Anyone build a ‘Toon with durable pontoons that aren’t so subject to split, crack or leak?
 

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Anyone build a ‘Toon with durable pontoons that aren’t so subject to split, crack or leak?
Had the current Bennington for 8 years and not one leak. 450 hours on the boat.
 
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Bumping this since its coming up in two weeks.

Does anyone know what manufactures will be there?
 

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Will this show be for fishing boats only?
 

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Looks like
Howard
Cobra
Eliminator
Barron
Shockwave

For performance builders this year.

RD
Cobra is bringing an OB boat and our neighbors new capped boat. Slick looking ride.
 

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Dave in your opinion who is the go to extended swim step company?
Depends on budget. I got quotes from all of them when I added 1. The Lake Havasu guy was not around then.

Nordic Through John was $4500. The rest were 5500+.

I ended up using swimplatforms out of Phoenix. Kasey was who I dealt with. Met the owner when I picked it up. They made the template and did installation. You can order and install yourself for a Magic. They did not have the template for my Cobra. They matched the stainless rub rail the gelcoat. All in was $2200. Sure it is a lot more these days.
 

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Depends on budget. I got quotes from all of them when I added 1. The Lake Havasu guy was not around then.

Nordic Through John was $4500. The rest were 5500+.

I ended up using swimplatforms out of Phoenix. Kasey was who I dealt with. Met the owner when I picked it up. They made the template and did installation. You can order and install yourself for a Magic. They did not have the template for my Cobra. They matched the stainless rub rail the gelcoat. All in was $2200. Sure it is a lot more these days.
Is swim platforms lake havasu the same as phoenix?
 

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Is swim platforms lake havasu the same as phoenix?
No havasu copied there name. They are newer in the business. Phoenix has been around forever. They build thousands of swim platforms a year. Owner used to work for one of the big production boat manufacturers.
 

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I’ll goto cover the show and probably stay one night at the hotel on site. I always enjoy it!

But honestly I love all boats.. I can’t help it. I’d love covering a fishing show.
Hope to see ya there!
 

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No havasu copied there name. They are newer in the business. Phoenix has been around forever. They build thousands of swim platforms a year. Owner used to work for one of the big production boat manufacturers.
The Phx company’s name is just Swim Platforms? Any contact info?
thx
 

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Looks like
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Eliminator
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Shockwave

For performance builders this year.

RD
My.......how things have changed in the last 25 to 30 years. The L.A. Boat Show would always have between 23 to 24 different performance/California style boat brands on display.
 

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My.......how things have changed in the last 25 to 30 years. The L.A. Boat Show would always have between 23 to 24 different performance/California style boat brands on display.
On top of that they stuff them in the last available hall like the red headed step children they’ve become.

The two other halls are toons and brodozers and all the accessories. It’s probably rare most everyone even gets back to that final hall.
 

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The Phx company’s name is just Swim Platforms? Any contact info?
thx
It's been a couple of years but the contact info I have on Swim Platforms in Phoenix is: Scott Samuelson, 3220 S. 38th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85040 -- 602-431-8225
 

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My.......how things have changed in the last 25 to 30 years. The L.A. Boat Show would always have between 23 to 24 different performance/California style boat brands on display.

Is there 20 west coast performance guys still in biz?
 
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Is there 20 west coast performance guys still in biz?
Dcb
Schiada
Howard
Eliminator
Nordic
Barron
Cobra
Advantage
Shockwave
Essex
Tahiti
Domin8tor
Ultra
Caliber one are they still around?
Horizon

I count 15 did I miss anyone?
 

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I forgot commander, carrera and interceptor that's 18.
I believe Conquest/Group 1 Marine is still around in Havasu -- and so is Cheetah as far as I know -- and I think Nordic is still building Halletts and Eliminator will do a new Stoker if asked. Pretty obvious though, a majority of the performance builders just aren't doing boat shows. And what's up with Luxe pontoons?
 
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