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NC man doesn’t like Duke Energy’s rule against water trampoline, so he turns it into boat

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A North Carolina man didn’t like Duke Energy’s rule against his water trampoline, so he turned it into a boat.

WCNC reported that Steve Haimbaugh and his family live on Lake Norman and are making waves after Duke Energy reportedly trampled on their rights.

Duke has a rule that says “…the use of large inflatable recreation equipment such as trampolines…is prohibited.” Duke claims they’re too big and will “block navigational access.”

Duke Energy sent Haimbaugh three notices and filed a lawsuit against him in 2014 to make him get rid of the trampoline.

So Haimbaugh turned the trampoline into a boat this summer. He even had it registered as a boat with the state. His family loves riding it.

“It’s a tramp runner. It’s a handmade boat that has been modified with a five-horsepower engine, it goes very slow,” said Haimbaugh, according to the station.

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