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76Rogers

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Havasu seaweed?
« on: July 11, 2015, 05:08:20 PM »
Is anyone else running down in havasu who keeps sucking up all of this damn seaweed? I've sucked it up twice today and both times I almost over heated my engine. It's starting to become overwhelming.


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Re: Havasu seaweed?
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2015, 03:04:22 AM »
The worst I've ever seen it, watch out in the channel it's really bad 👎
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Re: Havasu seaweed?
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2015, 07:53:19 AM »

The worst I've ever seen it, watch out in the channel it's really bad 👎
Thats where I caught it the second time! The first time was right at the mouth of the lake trying to go up River. Right by Disneyland.


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loweryjennifer

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Havasu seaweed?
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2015, 11:20:58 AM »
Yes. We had some coming out of the river, we had to stop because the boat wouldn't go anywhere and coming out of the channel too. If u are in those areas just have to clean the pump out. 


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Re: Havasu seaweed?
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2015, 11:28:39 AM »
Yeah it's even worse than it usually is at Windsor.


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Re: Havasu seaweed?
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2015, 11:57:37 AM »
I guess I sucked some up at the beginning of the channel and since its no wake I couldn't really tell the difference in power. So I was just idling through but I could feel how hot my engine was getting (temp gauge is temporarily broken) but I had no idea that it was the seaweed in my pump. So whenever I finally stopped I felt underneath and grabbed two huge handfuls of grass from the bottom the intake. I'm just glad I didn't harm the engine at all from how hot it was getting.


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Re: Havasu seaweed?
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2015, 10:32:58 PM »
Dumb question, do you have to clean it out by hand ? Pulling seaweed out from grate. Can't you just flush the pump with reverse bucket down. Blow it out of the grate.
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Re: Havasu seaweed?
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2015, 06:19:54 AM »
Putting the boat in reverse does not shoot water back out the intake, impeller is still sucking water in, only thing that changes the direction of flow out of the nozzle is the reverse bucket.


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Re: Havasu seaweed?
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2015, 09:30:10 AM »
If u clean it by hand then u know u got all of it out. My friend thought it was seed weed and he pulled a wooden stick out of his pump. So using your hand would be the best idea.


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Re: Havasu seaweed?
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2015, 03:18:06 PM »
I had to use a pocket knife and cut it off, it was all wrapped around the impeller shaft
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Re: Havasu seaweed?
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2015, 09:41:24 PM »
I launched at the marina at the end of industrial sunday and the sea weed or grass was terrible. It plugged up my jet and i overheated. No one with a jet should use that launch.
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Re: Havasu seaweed?
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2015, 10:37:43 AM »

Is anyone else running down in havasu who keeps sucking up all of this damn seaweed? I've sucked it up twice today and both times I almost over heated my engine. It's starting to become overwhelming.


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Re: Havasu seaweed?
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2015, 10:38:50 AM »
Anyone in havasu right now how's the seaweed


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Re: Havasu seaweed?
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2015, 12:30:04 PM »

I launched at the marina at the end of industrial sunday and the sea weed or grass was terrible. It plugged up my jet and i overheated. No one with a jet should use that launch.
I stay and launch over on the California side so I don't have to have to deal with the Marina. I think I'm just going to stay away from the channel.


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Re: Havasu seaweed?
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2015, 12:31:31 PM »

Anyone in havasu right now how's the seaweed


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I'll be down there tomorrow. Last weekend was horrible.


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Re: Havasu seaweed?
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2015, 05:42:30 PM »
This weekend is not a good weekend for a jet boat.


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« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2015, 12:22:12 PM »
😀🚤💨


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« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2015, 02:13:42 PM »

😀🚤💨


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Nice!!🙌🙌🙌


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Re: Havasu seaweed?
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2015, 06:41:47 PM »
I was in havasu this weekend and it was so bad we almost got stuck heading to the sand bar
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Re: Havasu seaweed?
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2015, 10:24:19 PM »
Where did you launch at?


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Re: Havasu seaweed?
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2015, 06:37:30 PM »
The nautical resort
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Re: Havasu seaweed?
« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2015, 07:38:03 PM »
Yeah it got me good one time heading up River.


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Re: Havasu seaweed?
« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2015, 09:11:07 PM »
Ok. What boats do u guys have. Pictures. I was out this weekend too.


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Re: Havasu seaweed?
« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2015, 09:13:42 PM »
We went into the channel Sunday and had to stop because of the seaweed. Stay away from the channel and go around Windsor. Windsor is bad too.


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Re: Havasu seaweed?
« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2015, 06:31:43 PM »
Pirates cove was bad too. Sucked weeds in coming in and going out
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