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Boat Racing / NJBA / ADBA West Coast Finals - Lake Ming, Bakersfield, CA
« on: November 09, 2022, 11:49:00 am »
The 2022 NJBA / ADBA West Coast Finals Presented by SoCal Jet Boats is taking Place November 19-20, 2022 at Lake Ming in Bakersfield, CA. This is a co-sanctioned points race for both the National Jet Boat Association and the Arizona Drag Boat Association. They coming together and battling out to see who are the champions!

-Food and Beverage vendors will be on site
-Racing starts at 8am Saturday and Sunday
-Saturday is Qualifying
-Sunday is Elimination Rounds
-$10 Ticket Entry at the gate
-Kids 12 & under are FREE
-FREE Parking in designated area across the street from entrance

Bring your chairs and watch some of the best Drag Boat Racing on the West Coast!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/593868939206329

Lake Ming
12768 Lake Ming Rd
Bakersfield, CA 93306




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Events / Re: 16th Annual Yuma Power Tour
« on: September 28, 2022, 08:55:05 am »
No, it's been this date since the beginning of the year. The 7-8 is the drag boat races in Parker, AZ

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Events / 16th Annual Yuma Power Tour
« on: September 21, 2022, 10:15:36 am »
The 16th Annual Yuma Power Tour is taking place on September 30th and October 1st, 2022, just north of Martinez at one of the sand bars. Official location TBD based on water flows and levels. For up-to-date information, join the YPT Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/286336991520864


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This event is cancelled due to the forecasted heavy rain from Hurricane Kay

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Events / Eliminator Boats Classic Boats Regatta - Lake Havasu, AZ
« on: September 09, 2022, 01:20:07 pm »
The 52nd Annual Eliminator Boats Regatta is coming up and to kick off their Regatta Weekend they want to get together some of the classics. The plan is to Launch from Windsor Beach and cruise up to the Devils Elbow Sandbar which is located on the south end of the gorge near the no wake buoy line.

When: Thursday, September 22nd, 2022 - 10am
Where: Meet at the Jet Ramp @ Windsor Beach Lot 1, then cruise up to the gorge sand bar.
Who: All boats are welcome, but older performance jets and v-drives are encouraged.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1090843288206660



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The first Lost in Paradise Performance Regatta is coming up. This will include a show -n- shine parking lot show with vendors and swap meet, then an on-the-water regatta on Saturday.

SoCalJetBoats is sponsoring this event and we will be a vendor at the show -n- shine Friday Night!

Dates: September 9th-10th, 2022
Location: McIntyre Park, Blythe, CA
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/996847604367215
Facebook Group Discussion: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1373752623005376

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Events / Re: SoCal Jet Boats 'One Hot Summer Weekend' August 27th, 2022
« on: August 25, 2022, 03:27:39 pm »
For anyone interested, Laughlin Marina (the big building with the blue roof) is opening up their launch ramp to use this weekend. The facility itself is closed for business, but the ramp will be available this weekend. It's $20/day and is decent when the water levels are low. They just said the weeds in the water might be a bit excessive when the water is low. It's a short idle from this ramp to the area where we will be in Bay Bay.
https://goo.gl/maps/AYci3B23F4PQjRnj8

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Events / SoCal Jet Boats 'One Hot Summer Weekend' August 27th, 2022
« on: August 19, 2022, 03:29:07 pm »
This year's One Hot Summer Weekend event will be held in Back Bay near Laughlin Marina on August 27th, 2022. The Avi is still not allowing events. We hope to be able to return there again soon!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/885584192119959/

**REMINDER: The entire area within the Laughlin Marina is a no wake zone and is strictly enforced!

SoCal Jet Boats
'One Hot Summer Weekend' Event
Our Annual 'One Hot Summer Weekend' event is coming up this weekend! Since the Avi is still not permitting events due to COVID protocols, we will be hanging out once again up at Back Bay which is located in Laughlin Marina just north of Big Bend State Park.

We want to remind and reiterate  to everyone that the area in Laughlin Marina is a strictly enforced no wake zone. This area is a wildlife preserve and there is signs marking areas where there is no motorized boats allowed. All laws of the waterway are strictly enforced - including drinking and driving.

A map of where we will be in Back Bay can be found below.

Launch Ramp Information

Big Bend State Park: Launch Fee is $25 ($20 for NV Residents). It's been stated that they have been filling up and restricting access once full so if you are using this park to launch from, I suggest you get there early. If you get there before the attendant is in the booth, please be honorable and use the envelope to drop your launch fee at the booth.

Lazy Harrys: Launch is free, but parking is VERY limited. If the water level is low, you probably wont be able to exit the channel until the water level comes up. The restaurant still remains closed at this time for renovations.

Rotary Park: Launch fee is $25, ample parking.

Avi Resort & Casino: Launch is free for hotel guests. Also, the beach is still roped off from parking your boat on the beach. So if you launch there, be aware there is no where to comfortably park your boat while you go park your truck. They do not allow any boats at all to enter their cove.

Riverside Casino / Laughlin Public Ramp: Launch is free, decent ramp, but you are launching into current and dealing with the PWC traffic near the casinos.

Bayshore Inn: Launch is free for hotel guests. Launches right into back bay.

Laughlin Marina : There is a launch ramp at Laughlin Marina. A few people were able to launch there for our May event. I do not have any information at this time if they will allow anyone to launch there for this upcoming event.

***Be aware, like any section of the river, there are underwater hazards along this stretch of river. We are not responsible if you damage your boat hitting rock or sand bars, logs, etc. The water levels fluctuate on the river, so something that might be visible in the morning, might be just under the surface in the evening. If you are unfamiliar with the area, ask someone for advice or follow another experienced boater.

Water Release Schedule

Davis Dam Projected Water Release Schedule can be found here:
https://www.usbr.gov/lc/region/g4000/hourly/DavisParkerSchedules.pdf
This schedule is updated daily and only shows the next 5 days release schedule. The times are based on Mountain Standard Times and are subject to change at any time. Releases listed on the schedules are only estimates and can vary from the values listed. Boaters should exercise caution while navigating along the river.

**Disclaimer**
SoCalJetBoats.com does not condone reckless driving, driving while intoxicated, or breaking the law. SoCalJetBoats.com and any affiliates of this event are in no way responsible for any damage, injury or death as a result of attending this event. The Staff at SoCalJetBoats.com would like to remind you to boat safe, boat smart, and have fun.

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The No Wake Zone / Re: Rudder
« on: August 01, 2022, 11:13:40 am »
On a smaller boat like your sprint, you wont notice much difference with or without it. Learning how to control a boat at idle speed can be tricky. The main thing is to be patient. You wont get immediate reaction from your actions. When you turn the wheel, give it some time to react to it.....and out of the hole shot, make sure you have your wheel straight before you gun it.

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The No Wake Zone / Re: Rub Rail
« on: July 28, 2022, 08:54:37 am »
Rex Marine has it....

http://www.RexMar.com

909-592-1000

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The No Wake Zone / Re: Fb group
« on: July 27, 2022, 09:40:58 am »
Unfortunetly we get hammered with tons of spam requests and its a long process going through the 100+ requests a day where only 10-15 are legitimate requests. Whats your name and I will go find you and get you approved now.

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Events / SoCal Jet Boats @ Blythe July 23rd, 2022
« on: July 11, 2022, 02:08:14 pm »
This is stop #4 for the SoCal Jet Boats 2022 Summer Tour. It will take place at the Sand Bar just north of the 10 Freeway Bridge on July 23rd, 2022. There are several local hotels and RV parks in the area for lodging. See you all there!




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The No Wake Zone / Remanufactured Boat Emblems
« on: June 11, 2022, 09:56:27 am »
We now offer a various collection of boat manufacturer emblems. This is just a start and will be adding more as time allows....

https://parts.socaljetboats.com/collections/emblems


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I hope to make this event with the Baja. It's my first weekend in town. All these warnings about the law is giving me pause.

In all honesty, it's not that bad. You probably wont see a cop all weekend on this part of the river. I just have to put it out there to keep the knuckleheads in check. Looking forward to seeing you out there!

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SoCal Jet Boats returns to Big River for Fathers Day Weekend on June 18th, 2022! Some of our best times and greatest memories of the earlier years were held on this stretch of river. Launch at the Big River Community Beach or other local RV parks. Local bar/restaurant is Dumas Walkers where everyone hangs out in the evenings.

Fair Warning: Local authorities (tribal) are very strict on drinking and driving. Be sober or don't drive!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/453609793062402/

This stretch of river can be unforgiving in some areas. If you are unfamiliar with this area, please drive with caution or follow a fellow boater for direction.

This is the third stop for the SoCal Jet Boats 2022 Summer Tour.
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For more information about this event and other Stops on our Summer Tour, please visit the following link:
https://www.socaljetboats.com/.../socal-jet-boats-2022.../

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We are so excited to be going back to Big River for Fathers Day Weekend!

The Big River Community Park will be where the majority of people will launch from. The launch ramp is a bit tough as it is directly in the current of the river. If you see someone struggling, please lend a hand. Big River has graciously reduced the launch fee from $25 to $20 for all SoCal Jet Boats members who are going to be launching at the Community Park. The park has been fighting financial difficulties with the CRIT shutdown of the river due to COVID and increasing costs of operations. Brittney and I encourage everyone to donate to the park if possible. We take pride in supporting those who support us. Let's make sure this community stays open and helps take care of each other so we can continue doing what we all love, boating!

The Park has been an important part of the community and has been the site for many weddings, celebrations of life, BBQs, parties and events since 1975! We look forward to having more events here.

Like previous years, we will hang out at the community park for a bit, then make stops at the sand bars up river (water levels permitting) then ultimately spend the day up at "Pee Pee Cove", which is on the CA side of the river, just below the Bluewater Dam.

For those of you who have been around longer, but haven't been to Big River in awhile, unfortunately the Big River Inn and Catfish Cantina are no longer open. The Local Bar and Restaurant Dumas Walker is still open and if you are up for some Karaoke, lets see what you got! This will be a great spot for everyone to hang out in the evening.

All waterway and on-road laws will be enforced. Be aware that the CRIT police patrol the area. Do not drink and drive.

Here is a map of the town of Big River. Circled in RED is the Big River Community Park. The entrance is down the hill from the intersection of Del Rey Drive and Rio Mesa Drive. Circled in YELLOW is the ramp most people use in the park. Parking is limited so please be mindful of others and don't take up a ton of room. Circled in BLUE is Dumas Walkers Bar & Grill. They have food, drinks, and Karaoke. It's where most people will be hanging out in the evenings. Reminder: Tribal police heavily patrols this area and have a zero tolerance for drinking and driving.



Here is a Google Map Pin Drop if you need specific directions directly to the ramp area.
https://maps.app.goo.gl/x5zJfoh9y43UTWaU8




Here is a map of the river between the Big River Community Park (Circled in RED) and the Bluewater Damp (Circled in BLUE)
There are a few sand bars circled in ORANGE (water level permitting) that people hang out at, but mostly everyone heads up to "Pee Pee Cove" which is appropriately circled in YELLOW.
There are several rock bars and shallow areas in Big River (no different than any other section of the river). Please use caution and follow someone if you aren't familiar with the area.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

**Disclaimer**
SoCalJetBoats.com does not condone reckless driving, driving while intoxicated, or breaking the law. SoCalJetBoats.com and any affiliates of this event are in no way responsible for any damage, injury or death as a result of attending this event. The Staff at SoCalJetBoats.com would like to remind you to boat safe, boat smart, and have fun.

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The No Wake Zone / Pre-Memorial Weekend Sale!
« on: May 15, 2022, 02:28:25 pm »
Pre-Memorial Weekend Sale!
https://Store.SoCalJetBoats.com
We want to make sure set to arrive in style this Memorial Weekend whether it's at the local lake, river, or a back yard BBQ. Instead of offering a sale Memorial Day Weekend, we are running a sale NOW so you get your stuff before the big weekend! So make sure you stock up on all your summer apparel because EVERYTHING is 20% OFF until Monday the 16th at Midnight. Not only that, we are giving away FREE STUFF! You can get up to $130 worth of FREE Items with your order!
Inventory is limited, so order now! https://Store.SoCalJetBoats.com

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Be sure to wear your masks too. But really, where are you gonna launch? Interested in hearing.
This event is not at the Avi. I'm not staying there either.

Sent from my SM-G986U using SoCal Jet Boats mobile app


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The No Wake Zone / Re: Seal leaking on jet
« on: May 03, 2022, 08:14:46 pm »
What is it leaking? Water? OIl? Is it the section where the shaft shows a little bit? If so, you can turn those two nuts a 1/2 turn or so to snug up the packing glands.

Grinding is signs of bad things. Could be your impeller and wear ring making contact. Worse it could be your thrust bearing going bad. If your thrust bearing is going bad, it can do damage to your motor.

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The 2nd Stop of the 2022 SoCal Jet Boats Summer Tour will be Mothers Day weekend at Back Bay which is located in Laughlin Marina just north of Big Bend State Park. Some of us (Friday Crew) will be there hanging out on Friday. The majority of people will be there Saturday.

We want to remind and reiterate  to everyone that the area in Laughlin Marina is a strictly enforced no wake zone. This area is a wildlife preserve and there is signs marking areas where there is no motorized boats allowed. All laws of the waterway are strictly enforced - including drinking and driving.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/393566652510610

A map of where we will be in Back Bay can be found below.

Launch Ramp Information

Big Bend State Park: Launch Fee is $25 ($20 for NV Residents). It's been stated that they have been filling up and restricting access once full so if you are using this park to launch from, I suggest you get there early. If you get there before the attendant is in the booth, please be honorable and use the envelope to drop your launch fee at the booth.

Lazy Harrys: Launch is free, but parking is VERY limited. If the water level is low, you probably wont be able to exit the channel until the water level comes up. The restaurant still remains closed at this time for renovations.

Rotary Park: Launch fee is $25, ample parking.

Avi Resort & Casino: Launch ramp is currently closed for renovations!

Riverside Casino / Laughlin Public Ramp: Launch is free, decent ramp, but you are launching into current and dealing with the PWC traffic near the casinos.

Bayshore Inn: Launch is free for hotel guests. Launches right into back bay. We had zero issues launching here even when the water was at its lowest.

***Be aware, like any section of the river, there are underwater hazards along this stretch of river. We are not responsible if you damage your boat hitting rock or sand bars, logs, etc. The water levels fluctuate on the river, so something that might be visible in the morning, might be just under the surface in the evening. If you are unfamiliar with the area, ask someone for advice or follow another experienced boater.

Water Release Schedule

Davis Dam Projected Water Release Schedule can be found here:
https://www.usbr.gov/lc/region/g4000/hourly/DavisParkerSchedules.pdf
This schedule is updated daily and only shows the next 5 days release schedule. The times are based on Mountain Standard Times and are subject to change at any time. Releases listed on the schedules are only estimates and can vary from the values listed. Boaters should exercise caution while navigating along the river.

**Disclaimer**
SoCalJetBoats.com does not condone reckless driving, driving while intoxicated, or breaking the law. SoCalJetBoats.com and any affiliates of this event are in no way responsible for any damage, injury or death as a result of attending this event. The Staff at SoCalJetBoats.com would like to remind you to boat safe, boat smart, and have fun.

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The No Wake Zone / Re: Sharing some experiences with the new boat!
« on: April 11, 2022, 06:43:42 pm »
Very cool. My parents growing up had a Topline...believe it was an '89 as well. Steve Strange I believe was the owner of the company at the time. They had it custom built by him. Very similar to yours, but it was an open bow.










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Events / SoCal Jet Boats Summer Tour: Stop #1 @ Parker, AZ
« on: March 28, 2022, 08:47:07 am »
This is the first stop of the SoCal Jet Boats 2021 Summer Tour. This is the first of several dates we will announce in the near future. Come by, hang out, check out some boats and have a great time!

We will be hanging out on the Beach / Sandbar across from Sundance Saloon on the Parker Strip on April 9th, 2022

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/262348736008037

See all of the dates of the 2022 Summer Tour here:
https://www.socaljetboats.com/events/socal-jet-boats-2022-summer-tour-schedule/

SoCal Jet Boats is not a club. We don't have politics or dues. Anyone and everyone is welcome to come join our events! All normal waterway laws apply. There is no cost for admission.

**Disclaimer**
SoCalJetBoats.com does not condone reckless driving, driving while intoxicated, or breaking the law. SoCalJetBoats.com and any affiliates of this event are in no way responsible for any damage, injury or death as a result of attending this event. The Staff at SoCalJetBoats.com would like to remind you to boat safe, boat smart, and have fun.

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Boat Racing / Re: ADBA Race 2
« on: March 14, 2022, 03:01:39 pm »
Trying to post pic to see if it's working...

Sent from my SM-G986U using SoCal Jet Boats mobile app


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The No Wake Zone / Re: Can you see these images?
« on: March 02, 2022, 08:53:18 am »
Thank you guys. I had some updates made to the app and wanted to make sure they got fixed and I didnt have an iphone to test with

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The No Wake Zone / Re: Can you see these images?
« on: March 01, 2022, 10:51:23 am »
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The No Wake Zone / Can you see these images?
« on: March 01, 2022, 10:50:44 am »
I need someone who is using the SoCal Jet Boats app on a iPhone to let me know if they can see the picture below as well as my avatar (profile picture)

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