Boaters pass the gas pump at the Pier 88 Yacht Club at River Hills Marina on Lake Wylie Tuesday afternoon. Below, Todd Blanton of Mooresboro, N.C., launches his boat in Lake Wylie at the Buster Boyd access area Tuesday afternoon. He said he stopped in Clover on the way to the lake and put $30 worth of gas in his truck and $50 in his boat.
Boaters pass the gas pump at the Pier 88 Yacht Club at River Hills Marina on Lake Wylie Tuesday afternoon. Below, Todd Blanton of Mooresboro, N.C., launches his boat in Lake Wylie at the Buster Boyd access area Tuesday afternoon. He said he stopped in Clover on the way to the lake and put $30 worth of gas in his truck and $50 in his boat.
Boaters pass the gas pump at the Pier 88 Yacht Club at River Hills Marina on Lake Wylie Tuesday afternoon. Below, Todd Blanton of Mooresboro, N.C., launches his boat in Lake Wylie at the Buster Boyd access area Tuesday afternoon. He said he stopped in Clover on the way to the lake and put $30 worth of gas in his truck and $50 in his boat.

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July 23, 2008 12:31 AM

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