Surge in fuel prices scuttles boating fun

  • Article by: CURT BROWN and RICHARD MERYHEW , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 6, 2008 - 6:36 AM

Minnesotans are revving their outboards less, anchoring for longer stretches and charting courses with one eye on the pumps.

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richieswensonJul. 5, 08 5:12 PM

Damn boaters have been ruining everyone else's lake experience quite long enough.

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richieswensonJul. 5, 08 5:15 PM

Annoying boaters have been ruining everyone else's lake experience for quite long enough.

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KrskaJul. 5, 08 5:23 PM

Annoying boaters have been ruining every lake shore owners lake experience guite long enough! Ban Public Boat Launches!

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woodyagJul. 5, 08 5:41 PM

why isn't the possibility of shifting to sail even mentioned? I'm an old sailor, so I'm sure I've got a blind spot, but I really don't get it. Is it about the water, the sun, the time with friends? Or about the noise?

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MorganistioJul. 5, 08 6:20 PM

I've lived on Minnetonka for 50 years and all I see is bigger boats, more noise and bigger waves. I can't even keep my 18' on my dock without it getting hammered by huge rogue waves created by obnoxious 30' monsters....dam'n the marina's and god bless the gas hikes....

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joedallasJul. 5, 08 7:04 PM

You have yours and now you want to stop others from enjoying the lake. Ban public boat launch? RU crazy? If you want privacy, gather all lakeshore owners and buy the damn lake and make it a private club. Until then, shut up and stop the jealousy.

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KrskaJul. 5, 08 7:27 PM

By the way, I am Rep. Did by the damn lake but you boat trailering jerks keep crossing private property to launch you ski-do's and noisy runabouts. All Reps should spend their money buying lake shore, just to keep the riff-raff out. Now you shut up!

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johnnyonspotJul. 5, 08 8:48 PM

IMHO its a good thing that gas prices are forcing people to give up their power boating ways. It will make more room on the lake and in the marinas for sailors like me.

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RipAndersonJul. 5, 08 9:49 PM

That's one reason we live on a small lake with no speedboats.

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procrustesJul. 5, 08 9:54 PM

At last, a Strib article about Lake Minnetonka with no quotes from Gabe Jabbour!

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