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Boats with character draw crowds

Approximately 2,000 people attended last weekend's Boatbuilders Show in Hyannis, Mass., proving that even a recession can't dampen the romantic appeal of handmade boats.

People attending the event at the Resort and Conference Center of Cape Cod argued the merits of wood versus fiberglass and composite materials, showed off pictures of their own handmade boats and spoke longingly of getting out on the water come warmer weather.

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