So i am headed to YUMA to take a look at this bought I might buy. I want to test it in the water? But i dont think their is anywater in yuma? Neer been their is why I am askingUnsure
Nordic Heat 28' midcabin... Ill pay a launching fee thats not a problem. They guy i am getting this from is not a real boater they inhareted (spelling) the boat is a really good deal as long as it is all that they say it is. I am going to sugest Hidden shores to him hopefully ill see you out their.What kind of boat are you checking out?
There is free (I believe) launching at Fishers and Martinez. Lots of sandbars outside of each, but if you know where you're going it's fine.
I'm down at Hidden Shores (7 miles down river at the Imperial Dam), and they charge $5 to launch there.
Is the owner of the boat familiar with the river?
If you do make it out on the water, look for the boat in my signature. We'll be out this weekend and we are planning on launching.....
Thanks for the info... you .02 is well taken.That's a big ass boat for down there, especially this time of year. If your just wanting to run it I would suggest Squaw Lake, it's on the Cali side just up from Hidden Shores, I would guess that they have the longest and deepest ramps on the Lower. I don't think you will be able to drive it though, the water is going to be pretty far down. As far as Fishers and Martinez, the ramps there aren't deep enough for you to get that size of boat wet enough... Just my .02...
Thanks Scouter! Im am going to be headed up saturday. Let me talk to the guy and get the final details and ill let you know.Wow... That IS a big boat for our neck of the woods as Barry mentioned.
Squaw might be a good option, but getting out on the river might be an issue. Squaw lake is a no wake zone, so you really can't *run* the boat in there. With that big of a boat, you might have an issue getting from Squaw out onto the river to do some testing.
At Hidden Shores, we have 3 launch "areas". The main ramp is concrete, and most likely is not long enough for this boat. We have 2 gravel ramps that might work. Probably the best one to launch from there is the one right at the dam. When you come into the park, as soon as you pass the guard station, hang a fast left and head towards the water. Down past the swing sets/jungle gym stuff, the pavement ends and there is a very short dirt road (turn right) that takes you down to this ramp. This ramp will dump you into the big lagoon just inside of the no wake bouys. It's pretty deep right there, but there are a few tricky spots once you head on out towards the river. Again, someone to guide you would be beneficial.
If you decide you're going to make it out and need some assistance on or off the water, let me know and I'll pm you my number at the house out there at Hidden Shores.
Who are you buying the boat from?
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