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      Aftermath of winter seen by Michigan boaters

      The aftermath of the bitterly cold winter is being seen by boaters in Michigan, with some orders stacking up for seasonal dock and lift installations.

      The Grand Rapids Press reports that some plans to put boats in the water at marinas also have been delayed.

      Kevin Zoodsma, pro shop manager at Action Water Sports in Hudsonville, says more people waited longer to start getting ready for the boating season. Zoodsma says some pushed back plans until after Memorial Day weekend, which typically marks the start of boating season.

      Other professional installers and dock owners braved the chilly waters in wetsuits earlier in the season.

      At River Haven Marina in Grand Haven, owner Dave Lenger says snow and ice melted later than usual - putting things about two weeks behind.