03-05-2010, 07:52 PM
Today, went to the Northern Illinois Boat Show (Lake County Fairgrounds). This makes my third, and I think last, boat show of the year. Much smaller than the Milwaukee (WI) and Chicago shows, but still enjoyed the boats and merchandise displays. Most interesting discussion was with a guy who rebuilt and races a class of boat where the engine is in the middle of the hull, driver sits in the rear, and course in all left turns. Boat name is Miss Eileen To the Left. Also found the docking lights on the Malibu of interest. They are bright enough to qualify as auto headlights. Would like that on my Outback. Manufacturers at the show with tournament boats included Moomba, Supra, Malibu, and Mastercraft. No Correct Craft. Oh, ya. One other thing. South Bay had a pontoon boat equipped with a high performance I/O capable of 60+ MPH. Check out the pictures.