Where Are the Boats?
While in Hammond the other day I noticed how many boats were coming and going. It seemed that every other vehicle was towing a boat. Then on my drive home I noticed how many boats people had parked in their yards and driveways.
OK, here is the strange thing when you put it all together. With all the water we have here and with all the boats I see in the area there are no boat dealerships in our county. Sure, you can get buy an outboard motor at John Deere. You can get your propeller repaired in Warrenton, but you can't purchase a new boat other than a kayak.
I've been to lakes where there were marinas with boat sales. You can even buy a boat on the TV Highway in Beaverton with no water in sight for 30 miles. How come there are no boat dealers here? If this community can support three new car dealerships it should be able to support a business that sells fishing boats.