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03/05/05

Hundreds Climb Aboard The 2005 Boat And RV Show

Hundreds of people filled the Mississippi Coast Convention Center to see what is hot by land and by sea.

"We have about 120,000 square feet of boats on the inside. We have 60,000 more feet of RVs on the outside.We have cast net demonstrations and seminar. If you ever wanted to learn to throw a cast net, we've got a guy here that makes them, throws them - he'll teach you. Bass seminars, offshore seminars, inshore," said Gulf Coast Shows representative Melissa Miller.

And one of the crowd's favorite seminars includes three smart Labradors.

They are part of the Fetch and Fish demonstration - a new addition to this year's show, and in case you are wondering what their connection is to boats and RVs.

"I think it's all in fun. Boats are fun, RVs are fun, and typically what I do is fishing seminars for outdoors stuff and I thought how cool would it be to come to the Biloxi Boat and RV show and have a family fun dog program and have dogs jump in the tank, and it's gone over very, very well," said Fetch-n-Fish representative Jason Reynolds.

Now besides the dogs and this talking robot, the show features beautiful vessels of all shapes and sizes inside and out.

We found out that people just don't come here to buy something, many of them simply dream like Phil King, who has his eye on about 4 RVs.

"I'm interested in a motor home, but I've gotta twist my wife's arm. She's not interested, so I think one thing we might want to do is rent one first, and take a vacation and then see what she thinks," said King.

And so if you are looking or hoping to ride or sail in style, then the Biloxi Boat and RV Show may be the place for you.

The Biloxi Boat and R-V Show continues Sunday at the Coast Coliseum from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

By Karla Redditte

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