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  Bump's World - October 2018
October 5, 2018
I just completed my 39th Newport Boat Show. This show had very good weather, overcast on Thursday but no rain, and sunny warm days on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I have not seen the industry's inflated attendance numbers, but I would guess attendance was very good. I measure attendance by seeing if the docks start to sink. I also measure it by the line at the men's room. Last 2 years that measurement got thrown off because I found a little known bathroom next to the marina office. It is very new and clean. It is never busy. Please do not tell anyone about this.


Bump's World - June 2018
June 19, 2018
A lot has happened in the boat industry in the past year. The trend toward European built boats continues to increase. Over 65% off all sailboats sold in North America are built in Europe. The US dollar remains strong making pricing for those boats very good. France and Germany continue to support their boat industry.


Bump's World - February 2018
February 28, 2018
ULDB stands for, ultra light displacement boat. The yacht designers use a formula of displacement in tons divided by the waterline line length x .01 cubed. This gives them a number to compare weight versus length on different boats.


Bump's World - November 2017
November 21, 2017
From the beginning of time, people have ventured out into the water. They designed and built all kinds of boats. They very quickly realized that rowing or paddling was a lot of work. They held up what ever they could find, and the boats went with the wind. They developed sails, masts, rudders, keels and much more. Immediately they worked to go faster than anyone else they knew and racing began.


Bump's World - August 2017
August 7, 2017
I just returned from the Hanse Group dealer meeting in Germany. Hanse is tied with Bavaria for the second largest boat builder in the world. Hanse is bigger in sail and Bavaria is bigger in power. At the meeting there was a big presentation on the state of boat building.