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    Default Getting to sandbar in havasu?

    Who know's the best way to get thru the narrows coming up from az part of havasu? Never sure which side to stay on near hwy 95 side or calif side?

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    I heard it was going to be dredged and marked. Not sure if that happened yet. If not, I always stay to the right when going up river. You kinda have to skirt around the grass beds and then go left and back right into the mouth of the river. If not sure just wait for someone else to go thru and see if they make it ok, if so do the same thing. You can go real slow with someone on the bow and pick your way thru. Don't try it at speed on plane until you know the way pretty well. Best deal the first time would be to go with someone that knows the way, or as I said wait for someone else.

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    Default Dredging is done :)

    Lake Havasu Marine Association is the boating industry's voice in the area.


    Click on this link to the Lake Havasu Marine Assn. They dredged a channel and marked it, it is a no wake zone about 4 feet deep. There is a map on the web site too. This is good news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blefever View Post
    Lake Havasu Marine Association is the boating industry's voice in the area.


    Click on this link to the Lake Havasu Marine Assn. They dredged a channel and marked it, it is a no wake zone about 4 feet deep. There is a map on the web site too. This is good news.
    You know i have been going there for years. Seems like it change's from year to year. Thank's I'll give that a try. DOMINATION

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    Yea, seems like the days of not really knowing what to expect are over with the new channel. As many times as I have been thru there were a couple of times that I polished the props. Now with the marked and dredged channel we should have no problems and it will be much safer. Kudos to the Lake Havasu Marine Assc for getting this done.

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    So is the no wake area the area of most concern? Before and after that area can pretty much stay on plane w/o worring too much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jersey Mike View Post
    So is the no wake area the area of most concern? Before and after that area can pretty much stay on plane w/o worring too much?

    No, the new channel is the no wake area and should be just fine. Before and after there is plenty of water under the boat until you get past Needles then it can get trickey.

    I haven't been thru the new route yet, but from what I understand the Lake Havasu Marine Assc had a channel dredged that is 4ft deep and is marked with buoys and is a no wake zone. Click on this link.

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