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Havasu on Big Weekends

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« on: May 07, 2019, 07:35:10 PM »
Anybody have trouble boating on lake Havasu during big weekends? I have a small 18 footer that sits pretty low. Done Havasu a couple times but usually on off weekends during the off season. My buddies are trying to convince me to stay in Havasu this Memorial Fay as opposed to staying at the Avi. Any insight on this? Trying not to sink my boat lol
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2019, 07:54:51 PM »
Just remember to set your alarm clock for early so you can get up past Pirates before the big boats come out and play. Head back at sunset and you'll be OK!
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2019, 08:02:48 PM »
Just remember to set your alarm clock for early so you can get up past Pirates before the big boats come out and play. Head back at sunset and you'll be OK!

I would be staying in Lake Havasu City and probably not going past Topock. Iím more curious about Havasu itself. Does the water get too choppy to even be able to use a small jet boat? Or should I just stick to The Avi area?


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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2019, 08:19:19 PM »
Most boats on Havasu are twice ur size. I have an 18í also and wouldnít dare it. I like the lower river much better.

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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2019, 08:48:23 PM »
I agree with the heading up river early advice, but me personally I only do Havasu period in the off season.

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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2019, 10:41:36 PM »
We just went to Havasu for desert storm weekend. I have a 19 foot Hawaiian flat bottom jet. We stayed at the AVI and traveled the river back-and-forth to Havasu city through the weekend. The river is great in the mornings before the big boats come out and play. Once the big boats are out I recommend parking it in the sandbar until theyíre all done. The trip from the AVI to London bridge took me approximately 2 hours with the two 5 mile an hour zoneís. Lake Havasu was very choppy in mid afternoon. so the thought of a sunset run is a good plan. Youíll be OK, but you may have to go slower than you want at times


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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2019, 11:44:30 PM »
Thanks for all the advice guys, Iíve made the run from Avi to the sandbar, but never past it it. Thanks for all the advice guys.


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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2019, 04:24:31 AM »
Be very careful. The guys with the the big boats think itís a game to sink the smaller boats. Had two come by us when I was in my buddies boat. Had another friend having issues first time out with his and his went under. Just be aware. If the winds pick up you can get some good white caps out there too. Otherwise very early out and sunset coming in.


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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2019, 06:18:00 AM »
I always thought there should be a size limit north of the lake. Common sense.


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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2019, 11:46:27 AM »
The big boats are of the attitude that they own the river and the lake . Itís become a pain in my opinion . They haul right by you with out any consideration for anyone else . I get nervous and Iím in an advantage 21ft Iím not a fan of az fish and game , but I do a little happy dance when one of those big boats is getting popped for being an idiot on the water


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« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2019, 03:30:42 PM »
Be very careful. The guys with the the big boats think itís a game to sink the smaller boats. Had two come by us when I was in my buddies boat. Had another friend having issues first time out with his and his went under. Just be aware. If the winds pick up you can get some good white caps out there too. Otherwise very early out and sunset coming in.


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Did this happen about 2000-2001? I worked with a guy named Mark who told a very similar story. Boats came by, and their wakes ended up swamping his buddyís boat. Big boats came within 15 feet of them. They dropped the anchor to help the divers find the boat. It was up in the north end on the way to the gorge.


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