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  1. #1
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    Default Where are all of the Cinci area boaters?

    During one of my trips with LST 325 two years ago, I had the privilege of meeting a long time Markland pool boater from Petersburg KY. Captain Ron has been boating the area for over 50 years. Over the past two years, anytime I am in the Cincinnati/Lawrenceburg area, I meet up with him for dinner and drinks at one of the floating riverfront establishments, and if the weather is right, boating.

    As my daughter will be attending UC this fall, we were in town for two days for Student/Parent orientation. Both evenings were spent with Capt Ron, who seems to know everybody on both shores in the area. Had a great time being reacquainted with the Ludlow/Bromley Yacht Club, the Riverwatch Restaurant and Bar(Lawrenceburg, IN) and the Aurora Landing (Aurora IN).

    It seems like I spend more time on the river in SW Ohio than I do locally (New Cumberland Pool).

    With all of the great establishments along the river in the Cincinnati area, and the huge amount of boats, why is this section of the forum so inactive? This forum should be as hoppin as the Pittsburgh forums.

    What gives?
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    I think what you're seeing is the result of growth efforts in the Pittsburgh and Louisville areas over the past several years. The Pittsburgh site was renamed BoatLocal.com, and its growth includes the addition of PortKY.com and the merger of its forum.

    This site offers a great capability and benefit to the Cincinnati boaters, it just hasn't been discovered as much as of yet. I'd love to see it grow, as it's only 200 miles by river from Louisville and a 90-minute drive by car. Each area has it's own nuances, and we'll all benefit when the Cincinnati boaters show up here in numbers.
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    Well said Capt. Eric! We are currently working on building our presence in Cincinnati and expect to pick up some steam soon. We have to keep in mind that BoatPittsburgh and PortKY (as we know by now both part of BoatLocal.com) have been around for years. We feel it will only by a matter of time before more Cinci boaters find out what they are missing!



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    I hope to see this forum grow as well. As a former Louisville resident and river boater I enjoy being able to stay in the loop with my hometown boaters. As a current Cincinnati resident I enjoy having the same boating resource for the area I now live in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyock1977 View Post
    I hope to see this forum grow as well. As a former Louisville resident and river boater I enjoy being able to stay in the loop with my hometown boaters. As a current Cincinnati resident I enjoy having the same boating resource for the area I now live in.
    Hey, I didn't know you moved. Feel free to pass along any information you've got from the Cinci area, and glad you're still with us here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Eric View Post
    Cincinnati........as it's only 200 miles by river from Louisville .....
    Downtown Louisville is Mile 603 and downtown Cincinnati is Mile 470, only 133 miles and one lock.. A doable trip in a day in a smaller cruiser on plane.....say something like a Sea Ray cuddy!



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    We do a week long river trip each year and I would do that trip in a heart beat. Last year we did Pittsburgh to Marietta (174 Miles one way) and this year it looks like a trip to Morgantown (100 miles one way). I like hitting the small towns but I would love to be able to hit another major city that was only 133 miles away but it doesn't seem like many people make the trip - or do they???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Four Winns 214 View Post
    Downtown Louisville is Mile 603 and downtown Cincinnati is Mile 470, only 133 miles and one lock.
    Much less than 200 miles, I stand corrected! Yes, would be a great little trip!

    Seem that most of the Louisville people make it as far as Madison for some of their big events, which would also make a good destination for Cinci boaters. They've got their Regatta with the turbine-powered hydroplanes this weekend, then there is a Chautauqua of the Arts Festival in the fall.

    Heading upriver, not too much farther from Madison is the KY River. By this time next year, a trip to Frankfort through the 4 locks should be a possibility. For now, people anchor by Lock 1 for a quiet night out.

    Further upriver thru Markland Lock is Craig's Creek with a few marinas and the Belterra Casino. Some people make that trip every so often. Beyond that, I don't hear of many people from Louisville visiting Cincinnati as a destination. It may be because it seems just a little too far. I'd love to hear from people who have made the trip.
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