SPRING PARK — This summer is the “coming out year” for Uffda Adventures, the company behind the paddle-powered boats on Lake Minnetonka.

Ryan Jaeger, a graduate of Wayzata High School who now lives in Eden Prairie, got the idea for PaddleTap during a guys' weekend at his family’s cabin, and in 2012 he launched his first booze-cruising boat on Lake Minnetonka.

Melissa Turtinen is the community editor for Lakeshore Weekly News and Eden Prairie News. She's passionate about adding context to stories and informing people about what's going on in their community. She enjoys being outside, traveling and good beer.