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MARINE SWAP MEET CALENDAR 2016

DATE WHAT WHERE INFO
APR 8 Stockton Sailing Club Stockton CA Looks like the first local of the year
APR 9 Berkley Yacht Club Berkley CA  
       
 MAY 6 Nautical Swap Meet, Owl Harbor, Isleton. Info,   www.owlharbor.com.

(916) 777-6055 or

       
MAY 6 Marine Swap Meet, Chula Vista Marina, San Diego, Chula Vista CA (619) 691-1860 or www.cvmarina.com. 7 a.m.-noon.
MAY 13 Marina Bay Swap Meet Richmond CA https://www.mbyh.com/

8a-12p 510-236-1013

       
MAY 27,2017 http://www.portofbandon.com/general/page/marine-swap-meet-2017 Banon, OR.  
       
AUG 12,2017 Point San Pablo Yacht Harbor Richmond CA. Spaces 10 bucks
       
AUG 26,2017 Ida Tyer Flea Market @Vallejo Yacht Club Vallejo CA This used to be all marine but in the last few years it's become a mix.  Still find a few good buys.
       
DEC 9,2017 Alameda Marina Salty Swap Meet Alameda CA Something to satisfy the swap itch til next season..There a lot of activities on the estuary during the day and the lighted boat parade in the evening.  Do the swap , go have diner, and come back for the parade.  Whadda deal!! 

info:510-521-1133

       
  ....... COMMENT.......    
  This last summer wasn't the greatest swap season we've ever had.  Many of the local SF yacht clubs have decided for what ever reason to not hold a yearly or bi-annual swap.  It seems to me that for their members if nothing else, one would be a great service to those looking to get rid of a few things and buy something for a lot less than retail.  I do know that SF boating activity is down quite a bit from years past. 

I've also been aware that a few swaps were held on the QT..  No advertising.  Just to keep the regular swappers away and not loose that great buy while the organizers wandered in after breakfast...  It's a dis-service to the one time sellers who are there to get rid of stuff.  Regulars are there at the crack of dawn with a pocket full of money buying things that they might be able to resell at a future date and make a few bucks.  OR.. gasp!! buy something they might need for themselves??  That's why a seller has gone through the trouble of cleaning out the dock box to begin with..  A lot of things go unsold because of this.  This isn't a show and tell.  So let's hope they get back on the band wagon along with those missing in action Y.C.'s.

Due to father time catching up with me I only made a couple of the swaps, and for those wondering I made some great and not so buys.  But we did have fun socializing with many friends we've got to know over the years.

I really hope 2018 is going to see a lot more activity.....

Jack