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Old 09-14-2010, 11:50 AM
 
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Actually how far out does Lake Norman span? I had a chance to visit the lake this weekend but as everyone knows it was raining. I didn't get a chance to see how far out it went through the area.

Can you rent a boat from a company by the lake or is it just for boat owners?
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Old 09-14-2010, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Lake Norman has 520 miles of shoreline and has a surface area of more than 32,475 acres, occupying quite a bit of area of the four counties that touch it: Mecklenburg, Iredell, Lincoln, and Catawba.

Yes, you can rent boats (power or pontoon), and I've recently heard about boat sharing (sort of like a timeshare for a boat).
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Old 09-14-2010, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Lakeside. Of course.
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Lake Norman -Duke Energy

it's mostly residential, but yes, there are a few places to rent boats for the day. I think there are other posts on here if you do a search.
Pontoon Boat rentals...Lake Wyle of Norman?
Pontoon Boat Rental

also, from Google:
Westport Marina
LAKE NORMAN MARINA : Boat Rentals | Sherrills Ford, NC
Lake Norman North Carolina Boat Rentals - WaveRunners, Pontoon Boats, Sailboats, Parasailing, Boat Tours
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Old 09-14-2010, 03:04 PM
 
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Lake Norman has 520 miles of shoreline
My wife likes to quote that one, and while it may be true, I think it is misleading. If you drive your car around Lake Norman, using rt 150 as the northern boundary (I know some would say the lake extends north of 150) you will drive approximately 40 miles. It is a nice size lake, but the "520 miles of shoreline" gives the wrong impression.
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Old 09-14-2010, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Lakeside. Of course.
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My wife likes to quote that one, and while it may be true, I think it is misleading. If you drive your car around Lake Norman, using rt 150 as the northern boundary (I know some would say the lake extends north of 150) you will drive approximately 40 miles. It is a nice size lake, but the "520 miles of shoreline" gives the wrong impression.
ah, maybe so; but, by driving it that way, you're bypassing a LOT of shoreline. If you actually stand on the "shoreline" of the lake, and walk the lake's edge, weaving up and back each big and little cove, I think it'd take you a week to walk it. {520 miles / (~3 mph * 24 hrs/day)}
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