HARSENS ISLAND (CBS Detroit) — Boaters from all over Metro Detroit flocked to Lake St. Clair’s Muscamoot Bay on Saturday for the annual Raft Off.

Every year, boaters gather on the first Saturday in August for a day full of festivities as they tie off their boats and let loose. Skies were gloomy, but that didn’t stop partiers from savouring the experience of drinking with thousands of friends.

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Raft Off (photo credit: Debbie Kenyon/CBS Detroit)

Raft Off (photo credit: Debbie Kenyon/CBS Detroit)

Raft Off (photo credit: Debbie Kenyon/CBS Detroit)

Raft Off (photo credit: Debbie Kenyon/CBS Detroit)

In 2014, boaters had hopes of setting a record for the longest raft-off ever. Event organizers estimated that around 5,000 boats joined together to help break the record.