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Old 03-13-2017, 01:56 PM
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Douglas Lake, TN: Is this normal?

My brother took his family to Dandridge, TN for spring break and they came across this at Douglas Lake. Does the water level always go down this much there? And is it normal for people to just leave their boats in? This is kind of painful to look at.
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Old 03-13-2017, 02:00 PM
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My brother took his family to Dandridge, TN for spring break and they came across this at Douglas Lake. Does the water level always go down this much there? And is it normal for people to just leave their boats in? This is kind of painful to look at.
Whoa, painful is an understatement. Is that on a lift and the lift on the ground. It doesn't look like it so I'm assuming it's sitting on the running gear.

I don't live there but I'm going out on a limb and saying no that's not normal and also that boat will need some work before the shaft if aligned and the prop is balanced to run in the spring.
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Old 03-13-2017, 02:09 PM
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Here's another angle. No lift. Ouch.
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Old 03-13-2017, 02:18 PM
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it probably is normal for the water to be that far down, my lake in Georgia does the same thing and is now filling back up and will get to full pool in another month. My dock looked the same as that a couple weeks ago, except no boat.
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Old 03-13-2017, 02:30 PM
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Man that has to suck, but who leaves their boat in knowing this could happen?
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Old 03-13-2017, 03:01 PM
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It can go down pretty fast sometimes like a week or two but that looks like someone who was unable to monitor the lake level or had something like an emergency happen where they just couldn't get to the boat for awhile. It's very rare that you see that on our lakes but they do fluctuate greatly and it does occasionally happen.
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Old 03-13-2017, 03:03 PM
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I just threw up in my mouth a little!!!!
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Old 03-13-2017, 03:34 PM
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That looks awful. My cousin's dock on Cherokee lake, just up from Douglas, is on the ground now too, but there's no boats in there.
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Old 03-13-2017, 03:35 PM
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Good thing he put the cover on it....
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Old 03-13-2017, 03:39 PM
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Beautiful dock, nice Nautique, but no boat lift?
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