Boaters enjoy weekend full of warm weather

The weekend's warm weather made it the perfect time to get outside and enjoy our region's lakes and rivers.

Many boaters told WBIR 10News it was a relief to finally get a full-weekend of spring like weather. Concord Marina was very busy Sunday.

Harbor Master James Bisch said he saw more people on the water Sunday than he has in the last 6 months.

"We've had a lot of people coming in and inquiring about slips which has not been the normal," he said.

Last year, much of the Spring and Summer were a washout.

On average, Knoxville gets a little under 48 inches of precipitation a year. In 2013, the region surpassed that total, in July.

"We had too much rain last year," said boater Douglas Hamburger. "In fact, I think every weekend it rained. We had very little time on the boat."

Boaters weren't the only ones out enjoying the gorgeous weather either. Paddleboarders were also having a great time Sunday too.

Billy Lush Brand, a paddleboard shop on Volunteer Landing, said it had plenty of rental requests this weekend.

"Today was really, really busy, [and] it went really, really well," said employee Hannah McEwan.


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