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Old 01-27-2015, 10:57 AM
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What are the restrictions on sailing your own boat on Lake Sumter? Is it restricted to sailing clubs and dragon boats? Where is the launch ramp?

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Old 01-27-2015, 11:47 AM
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the launch ramp is alongside the Waterfront hotel. I do not know the rules/allowances.
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Old 01-27-2015, 12:04 PM
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What are the restrictions on sailing your own boat on Lake Sumter? Is it restricted to sailing clubs and dragon boats? Where is the launch ramp?

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These folks may be able to answer your question.
Recreation Administration
984 Old Mill Run
The Villages, FL 32162

Phone: 352-674-1800
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Old 01-28-2015, 11:41 AM
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Thanks Bogie Shooter, I called the rec dept and Lake Sumter is "a private lake and Village residents cannot sail on it" .... only the sailing club with a permit and the dragon boats.

It is a shame that The Villages residents cannot utilize the lake.
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You can't even fish on it with a non motorized boat what a waste !!!!
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Thanks Bogie Shooter, I called the rec dept and Lake Sumter is "a private lake and Village residents cannot sail on it" .... only the sailing club with a permit and the dragon boats.

It is a shame that The Villages residents cannot utilize the lake.
Think about the administration of opening the lake up boaters.
What boaters, just villagers or others too?
Cost of monitoring the crazy ones with too powerful motors for the shallow lake?
I think the challenges would be greater than any benefit to opening up the lake.
So I don't think it is a "shame".
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You can't even fish on it with a non motorized boat what a waste !!!!
What is being wasted?
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Think about the administration of opening the lake up boaters.
What boaters, just villagers or others too?
Cost of monitoring the crazy ones with too powerful motors for the shallow lake?
I think the challenges would be greater than any benefit to opening up the lake.
So I don't think it is a "shame".
Holy cow! I could just imagine!
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