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Boating's 10 Best Places to Live and Boat

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Boating's 10 Best Places to Live and Boat

Three Lakes, WI: Has the largest inland chain of lakes in the world, consisting of 28 interconnected lakes.

Boating's 10 Best Places to Live and Boat

Marco Island, FL: This small area has everything from 16 foot pontoon boats all the way to 100+ foot yachts. You can take a skiff and fly fish for Tarpon in the morning and go fish a wreck 20 miles out for Goliath grouper the same day.

Boating's 10 Best Places to Live and Boat

Okatie River, SC: Preparing the Scout Sportfish 187 for a day on the Okatie River and Lowcountry waterways.

Boating's 10 Best Places to Live and Boat

Seattle/Puget Sound/Bell Harbor Marina, WA: Nightlife, beautiful facilities and friendliness abound. Great jumping off spot for cruising the San Juan Islands, Gulf Islands and British Columbia waters.

Boating's 10 Best Places to Live and Boat

Tellico-Ft. Loudon Lakes, Lenoir City, TN: A railroad bridge during sunset on the upper end of Tellico Lake. Picture taken by cell phone, does it no justice.

Boating's 10 Best Places to Live and Boat

Lake Mead/North Las Vegas, NV: The end of the perfect day!

Boating's 10 Best Places to Live and Boat

Brooklyn/Jamaica Bay, New York: Sunset, open the wine! Light the BBQ!

Boating's 10 Best Places to Live and Boat

Chesapeake Bay, MD: View from our boat as we approached the Bay Bridge on the Chesapeake Bay on our way to cruising to Annapolis, MD.

Boating's 10 Best Places to Live and Boat

Chesapeake Bay: The Navy's Blue Angels appear each May at the Academy's graduation ceremonies. Boaters from all over the region drop anchor in Spa Creek and the Severn River for front row seats for all the action!

Boating's 10 Best Places to Live and Boat

Rapphannock "Riva"/Urbana, VA: The Turkey Trot Regatta. what a beautiful side on a sunny day.

Boating's 10 Best Places to Live and Boat

Lake Martin, AL: Annual Survivor Games held on Big Beach, Lake Martin. From Wheelbarrow races to Fireman's Carry to All out Sprints! The most challenging games on the lake!

Boating's 10 Best Places to Live and Boat

Lake Nacimiento/Paso Robles, CA: Cruising out of Las tablas cove with friends and leaving behind the party going on in the cove with over 100 boats of all type. This cove has become a very popular cove for every one to relax and visit with friends and of course everyone with their own group. Another every popular cove is called the Narrows.

Boating's 10 Best Places to Live and Boat

Lowcountry of SC: My first mate enjoying the ride.

Boating's 10 Best Places to Live and Boat

ICW/Jacksonville, FL: On the way to the Air Show by boat. The Landing downtown is typically busy.

Boating's 10 Best Places to Live and Boat

Rock Island, IL - Mississippi River(Iowa/Illinois): Just another weekend in Andalusia Slough Sandbar (aka Sunken Island).

Boating's 10 Best Places to Live and Boat

Clayton/St. Lawrence River, NY: Cedarglen of the Canada Steamship Line fleet passes under the Thousand Islands Bridge.

Boating's 10 Best Places to Live and Boat

Gananoque and Brockville, Ontario, St Lawrence River

Boating's 10 Best Places to Live and Boat

High Rock Lake/Denton, NC: 7:00am on a Sunday morning this is what I wake up to see. Peaceful, quite and beautiful. This is a photo of my "under restoration" 87 Bay Liner Bass Striker. From here I have the ability to go fishing for any fresh water fish. I can take the kids in the neighborhood out for a ski or inflatable ride. Or I can just sit here and enjoy the view.

Boating's 10 Best Places to Live and Boat

Boothbay Harbor, ME: This a view from the stern of my trophy walkaround looking out to the open harbor on a glorious summer day in 2008. The setting is so peaceful and serene in this active and well protected harbor with multiple marinas, restaurants and activities. A visit during windjammer days in June is not to be missed.

Boating's 10 Best Places to Live and Boat

Toronto, Ontario, Lake Ontario: A view of the complex, looking east from the National Yacht Club. It does not get much better than this.

Boating's 10 Best Places to Live and Boat

Somewhere in Texas/"The Secret Spot": Pictured in this collage for the DVD cover are upper left Dustin Che' Carlock, upper right - Pete Chase, lower left Joey Bradley and lower right Nathan Aust.......in the boat getting ready for pull are Dustin Swafford and Brian Sasser, with Joey Bradley in the water......and of course the river in the background aka "The Secret Spot" shot at Magic Hour.

Boating's 10 Best Places to Live and Boat

Twin Lakes/Ozarks, AR: Sparkling clean lakes and rivers for boating and fishing, miles of shoreline for camping and beach recreation.

Boating's 10 Best Places to Live and Boat

Noumea, New Caledonia, Pacific: This is the Phare Amedee, on an island right in front of the city. Very easy to get there for the day or less. There are beauties like this all over the place.

Boating's 10 Best Places to Live and Boat

Lake Powell, UT: Imagine a place where serenity is around every corner. More shoreline than the whole west coast combined and one of the, if not the best, fisheries around. Truly the most amazing place I have ever been whether for a day or a month.

Boating's 10 Best Places to Live and Boat

Mountain Home/Bull Shoals Lake, AR: Beautiful Bull Shoals Lake glistens in the setting sun. This was taken after a full day on the water. The lake is so large, that when you leave the dock, you may not see another boat for quite some time. Plus, if you want to just look at how a boat is built, the Ranger Boat factory is in nearby Flippin. Ranger offers tours, just call ahead to make a reservation!

Boating's 10 Best Places to Live and Boat

Florida Keys: Here is a typical Florida Keys Sportfish battlewagon coming back through Snake Creek in Islamorada from a day out on the water fishing. Mahi mahi, wahoo, blackfin tuna, giant amberjack, sailfish, and blue marlin are just some of the many varieties of fish caught in the Keys. What could be better than fishing all day, coming back to a beautiful marina, grilling up some wahoo steaks, throw back a few cocktails and watch the sun set on Florida Bay. How about tomorrow, we scuba dive a big wreck just off the reef? Or take the skiff out to the flats and fly fish for bonefish, or head to Flamingo for Snook and redfish, or....

Boating's 10 Best Places to Live and Boat

Fajardo, Puerto Rico: Caneel Bay, St. John facing St. Thomas. Our sailboat, Indecent, is just behind the catamaran. These crystal clear gem colored waters are an ideal boaters paradise and why we live and boat in the Caribbean!

Boating's 10 Best Places to Live and Boat

East Tennessee, Ft. Loudon, Nickajack Lakes, TN: At rest on Tellico Lake, favorite cove, Bakers Hollow!

Boating's 10 Best Places to Live and Boat

Middle River, MD: Enjoying the sunset in a favorite anchorage in Frog Mortar Creek less than a half mile from our house. We were actually headed home from a cruise to the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and found our own cove so appealing we set the hook for another night practically within view of our own dock. We fell asleep to the sound of fish jumping, owls hooting, and the distant sound of live music from a dock bar up the creek. Just another night in paradise!

Boating's 10 Best Places to Live and Boat

Westmore/Lake Willoughby, VT: Our 1988 Formula 311 SR1 at anchor (conserving fuel) at the South end of Lake Willoughby Sept 2010. Here one can enjoy their surroundings completely and watch the trials and tribulations of those scaling the rock faces. Also located on this end of the lake is a campground with a country store to fill all of your last minute needs.

Boating's 10 Best Places to Live and Boat

Ontario/Trent Severn Waterway, Canada: Lock #44 named Big Chute. It is a traversing train car that lifts up to 9 small boats, or 4 large boats, from one body of water to the next, over a small highway and down a slope about 300 yards.

Boating's 10 Best Places to Live and Boat

Atlanta/Lake Lanier, GA: A beautiful sunset on the aptly named Sunset Cove at Lake Lanier Islands.

Boating's 10 Best Places to Live and Boat

Winter Haven/Florida's Chain of Lakes, FL: Kids & boats...