Docks still sit flat on the ground and culverts are filled with dirt at Cheney Lake. But the lingering drought conditions have not scared potential boat buyers.
More than 125 vendors packed the Kansas Pavilions for the Kansas Sports, Boat and Travel show. For more than 50 years, the show is known for showcasing the newest and flashiest boats on the market.
Despite fears that the on-going drought would discourage people from buying boats, some dealers say sales have remained steady.
Garett Nolte said online sales at his company are up, but there's still the allure of actually seeing a boat before the purchase.
"It would be really hard for them to know what without coming and looking and touching and feeling," Nolte said.
Nolte also said despite fears about the drought conditions in Kansas, sales have not taken a hit.
"It definitely is a fear but there's still plenty of water around," he said. "People that want to enjoy the water, they'll find it."
Buyers, though, are cautious about a big purchase.
"I wonder if you can put your motor down to get in," Tom McCreray said.
Both buyers and dealers have high hopes for the industry, and mother nature. Eventually, it will rain.
The boat show continues through Sunday afternoon.