Cold Winter, Hot Boats

There are a few things that make me depressed this time of year. The first is a harbor that is frozen solid. When that happens I know the water temps must be 28 degrees or colder ‘cause that’s when saltwater turns to ice o. Ramps are slippery and even if I could break through the ice to launch for a morning of cod fishing or duck hunting, I wouldn’t be able to get my rig back up the ramp. A good dumping of snow adds insult to injury, plus the snow on top of my outboard.

And that’s what makes winter boat shows so great; they fill us with hope, they inspire us with new products and dreams, and they help pass time. In addition to seeing new hulls, outboards, trailers, and electronics, you’ll find educational seminars that will help you better enjoy your time on the water. So now that the National Championship has been played, check out the schedule below for a boat show near you.

PROGRESSIVE® INSURANCE ATLANTA BOAT SHOW®

January 9–12, 2014

Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA

AtlantaBoatShow.com

PROGRESSIVE® INSURANCE CHICAGO BOAT, SPORTS & RV SHOW®

January 16–20, 2014

McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

ChicagoBoatShow.com

PROGRESSIVE® INSURANCE LOUISVILLE BOAT, RV & SPORTSHOW®

January 22–26, 2014

Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY

LouisvilleBoatRVShow.com

PROGRESSIVE® INSURANCE NASHVILLE BOAT & SPORTSHOW®

January 23–26, 2014

NEW LOCATION

Music City Center, Nashville, TN

NashvilleBoatShow.com

PROGRESSIVE® INSURANCE BALTIMORE BOAT SHOW®

January 23–26, 2014

Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD

BaltimoreBoatShow.com

PROGRESSIVE® INSURANCE KANSAS CITY BOAT & SPORTSHOW®

January 23–26, 2014

Bartle Hall, Kansas City, MO

KansasCitySportshow.com

PROGRESSIVE® INSURANCE SAN FRANCISCO BOAT SHOW

January 23–26, 2014

AT&T Park and McCovey Cove, San Francisco, CA

SFBoatShow.com

PROGRESSIVE® INSURANCE MINNEAPOLIS BOAT SHOW®

January 30–February 2, 2014

Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN

MinneapolisBoatShow.com

PROGRESSIVE® INSURANCE ATLANTIC CITY BOAT SHOW®

February 5–9, 2014

Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City, NJ

ACBoatShow.com

PROGRESSIVE® INSURANCE LOS ANGELES BOAT SHOW

February 6–9, 2014

L.A. Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

LosAngelesBoatShow.com

PROGRESSIVE® INSURANCE MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW®

February 13–17, 2014

Miami Beach Convention Center,

Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center, Miami, FL

MiamiBoatShow.com

PROGRESSIVE® INSURANCE NEW ENGLAND BOAT SHOW®

February 22–March 2, 2014

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, MA

NewEnglandBoatShow.com

PROGRESSIVE® INSURANCE ST. LOUIS BOAT & SPORTSHOW®

February 26–March 2, 2014

America’s Center & Edward Jones Dome

St. Louis, MO

StLouisBoatShow.com

PROGRESSIVE® INSURANCE NORTHWEST SPORTSHOW®

March 26–30, 2014

Minneapolis Convention Center,Minneapolis, MN

NorthwestSportshow.com


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Tom Keer

Tom Keer

Tom Keer is an award-winning writer who lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  He is a columnist for the Upland Almanac, a Contributing Writer for Covey Rise magazine, a Contributing Editor for both Fly Rod and Reel and Fly Fish America, and a blogger for the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation’s Take Me Fishing program.  Keer writes regularly for over a dozen outdoor magazines on topics related to fishing, hunting, boating, and other outdoor pursuits.  When they are not fishing, Keer and his family hunt upland birds over their three English setters.  His first book, a Fly Fishers Guide to the New England Coast was released in January 2011.  Visit him at www.tomkeer.com or at www.thekeergroup.com.

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