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    This goes out to all the regulars...I havent been to havasu in years and im bringing my 18-20 foot jet boat with a bbc. Its a closed bow witchcraft and fits 4 adults. Im wondering if my boat is up to the task for havasu.I dont plan on adventuring anywhere but the channel or possibly copper canyon. Ive heard the horror stories of swells taking over smaller boats like mine and im wondering if its worth the hassle to put my boat up there or if I should just rent a boat.*

    All and any pictures would be greatly appreciated of your jet boat in havasu



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    Quote Originally Posted by jss220 View Post
    this goes out to all the regulars...i havent been to havasu in years and im bringing my 18-20 foot jet boat with a bbc. Its a closed bow witchcraft and fits 4 adults. Im wondering if my boat is up to the task for havasu.i dont plan on adventuring anywhere but the channel or possibly copper canyon. Ive heard the horror stories of swells taking over smaller boats like mine and im wondering if its worth the hassle to put my boat up there or if i should just rent a boat.*

    all and any pictures would be greatly appreciated of your jet boat in havasu



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    it really depends on how busy it is out there. i almost went down last summer in my 18 foot southwind.

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    thanks for all the input! ill be going this weekend...

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    so my buddy that lives out there said it should be a pretty mellow weekend since the big holiday is around the corner. What does every other jet boat owner think?

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    Can't speak the the jet guy's, but my v-drive will never see that lake unless I launch over in Thompson bay and go straight to the channel.
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    I boat on Havasu from time to time with my southwind but am at the far end near the dam. I personally would never take my boat up that far but if you do, launch at windsor and do not go below the channel. Up in the gordge is going to be your safest bet near the reeds. The section near copper canyon is probably the roughest part of the lake and id stay far from it. good luck hope this helps

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    i havent been to havasu in so long. Im renting a house from a fellow member and he lives near McColluch and Aloha drive. Im not too sure what launch ramp is near there
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    thanks for all the info fellas! I truly appreciate it...Does anyone have a havasu map with all the launch ramps. Im pretty sure the house im renting is near windsor. I may just bring the boat and cruise the channel*

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    We were there Monday in a 21 and a little ass 18 tunnel youngblood. It was great. No one was there. Drove from Havasu Springs to the channel. But on the weekend NO BUENO my friend. You will think you are in the ocean in a little jet boat.

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    You could go to the marina or launch at windsor.
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    Not a big deal if you want to hit the chanel or copper canyon. A better ride is to drive 30 minutes to Moabi and launch near Pirate cove. Hang in the channel and take a run on the river. I do both.

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    I gave up on havasu. The last time I was there my buddy had his 21' carerra out and he took the beating of his life. Stress cracks and broke his Bimini.

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    We still go to Havasu, but we stay at Sand Point and hang around the bottom end of the lake.
    A couple pics with the kids from last year.
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