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Old 08-01-2008, 06:55 PM
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It might be down a bit around here but not much, although 3 of my friends boats are drydocked
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:39 PM
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We have a small lake near here (Brookville lake) and i think it's more crowded then last year. Only thing i can think is pepole are taking less long trips (cumberland) and staying closer to home.
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:46 PM
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its been pretty dead around crystal beach during the week. even on weekends there are very few boats over 25 feet out.
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:58 PM
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We are noticing that rafting areas and town docks are more crowded. There are fewer boats out there, but the who are out there are staying put a lot more.
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Old 08-01-2008, 08:36 PM
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The Traffic on the Detroit River is way down from last year and it was down all ready last year. It has a lot to do with the fuel prices but the local economy with plant closure's, jobs going over seas for cheaper wages, has really put a number on many boaters and the boating industry.
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Old 08-01-2008, 09:24 PM
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Were you out Tuesday evening flying a kite at Dunbar & Sulivan ?
yea thats the best place for a swim also,,,good to meet you ,your boat looked good,,,where do you launch from
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Old 08-01-2008, 10:08 PM
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Just as many boats out here seems. Maybe they are not running as much but there are plenty out.
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I take it you and the family are enjoynig the new ride?
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Old 08-01-2008, 11:42 PM
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No shortage of boat traffic down here, but there's all kinds of retirees with money.
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Old 08-01-2008, 11:52 PM
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Definitely slower around here, for obvious SE Michigan depression soaked reasons.
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Old 08-02-2008, 07:59 AM
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Agree with Panther, our area is very slow, even fishing, it's just not as crowded as years before.
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