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Fuel prices expected to curtail pleasure boating

Owners of powerboats might spend more time anchored in marinas this summer if fuel costs remain high. As the boating community gets ready for Memorial Day, some are anticipating that powerboat owners will spend less time traveling, just as they did when fuel costs skyrocketed three years ago.

"You're going to see a lot of people spend a lot of time in their slips," said Howard Taitel of Shrewsbury, Mass., who put his 40-foot power boat Fresh Start in the water Friday morning at Popes Island Marina in New Bedford.

Click here for a local report from the Bay State on how fuel prices could affect summer cruising plans.