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Old 08-14-2005, 02:52 PM
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This Saturday, us and about 2,000 MI and Canadian boaters rafted together to try to break the Guinness World Record of boats tied up with each other. We are waiting to hear if we broke Lake Norman's record of around 1,450. In spite of early morning showers and a bleak forecast boats showed up in droves. By the afternoon the sun was shinning .

We arrived late (3:0PM) and were near the end, we walked the gauntlet (center between the lines) for about an hour in one direction and still did not reach the end The only OSOer we met up with was DKWestern, so who else made it out.

If you saw a girl in a white cowboy hat, pushing a raft with a little yorkie that was me, the handsome guy next to me was Mr P. and of course once again we forgot our camera, where is Cuda when you need him

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http://www.aerialpics.com/J/rafting8-05.html

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Old 08-14-2005, 03:54 PM
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of course once again we forgot our camera, where is Cuda when you need him
I wish I'd been there.
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cool pics, why didn't all the bapts raft up? there are a LOT of boats that aren't in formation! do you know what the final count was. that had to be a great time!
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cool pics, why didn't all the bapts raft up? there are a LOT of boats that aren't in formation! do you know what the final count was. that had to be a great time!

As you can imagine not everyone wants to be stuck in a big line of boats, unfortunately the "Moot" (Muskamoot Bay) can get a little rowdy, but the atmosphere for this was pretty good. It would be nice if everyone joined but unfortunately some just wanted to observe. The further you walked the wilder it seemed to get, that is because those people were there the longest, just before we turned to head back to our boat we asked some people what time they got there and they said around 10:30, a bunch of people got there the night before and spent the night. Yes it was a good time. One of us will post when the count becomes official, I am nervous when I look at the close up picture on the curve. I hope that those two boats were tied to each other, that is the spot last year where there was a break and we lost . I guess on the bright side if we did not set the record we get to try again next year
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Donna and Ian, glad your boat is up and running, sorry we couldn't make it to the raft off. Sounds like you had a great time as usual. Talk to ya soon. Keith and Marcy
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Wow that really is a sight to see.
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Good to see ya Donna, hopefully we broke it this year!!!
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I was out there, I was there from noon-6:00 and walked the line twice, there was no way I could have made it to the end of that line. You walk so far for so long and you're thinking "I still gotta go that far to get back too" so we turned around.

I didnt take my boat though, I was on Doug's ciggarette. He stayed at gull fri night, and pulled up at my house around 9am so his GF could take a shower. Then it was just too easy to hop on his boat, and not have to worry about driving, well drinking I mean, cuz I dont mix those two...
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We had an awesome time out there. We were probably about 70 or 80 boats down from the closed end on the shore side. Looking at the pics, I don't think I walked half of it.
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