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MARINE SWAP MEET CALENDAR 2016
|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,||
(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||
|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!!
|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.....