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    I will be moving to Lake Havasu in December. Is there a local "Hot Boat" crowd there, Jets, V-drives, or even Outboards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Sergeant View Post
    I will be moving to Lake Havasu in December. Is there a local "Hot Boat" crowd there, V-drives, Outboards, or even Jets?
    fixed it for you.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Nice Pair View Post
    fixed it for you.
    Nothing against the Outboards I know how fast they can be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Sergeant View Post
    I will be moving to Lake Havasu in December. Is there a local "Hot Boat" crowd there, Jets, V-drives, or even Outboards?
    plenty of hot boats around here. even a few v-drives

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    Lots of crowds in Havasu to join. I wouldn't take your low freeboard boat out on the lake on the weekends in the summer until you really get to know the lake and where and when the BIG boats frequent. Don't want to get swamped by a DCB or fountain wake out in the middle of the lake. Things can get pretty hairy out there on the weekends. Try the lower river in parker or big river if you want more of a low freeboard friendly enviornment. It is only a 30 minute drive south.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Need4Speed77 View Post
    Lots of crowds in Havasu to join. I wouldn't take your low freeboard boat out on the lake on the weekends in the summer until you really get to know the lake and where and when the BIG boats frequent. Don't want to get swamped by a DCB or fountain wake out in the middle of the lake. Things can get pretty hairy out there on the weekends. Try the lower river in parker or big river if you want more of a low freeboard friendly enviornment. It is only a 30 minute drive south.
    I thought it was more like 45 mins but guess you driving it would be


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    Quote Originally Posted by PlacecraftTunnel View Post
    I thought it was more like 45 mins but guess you driving it would be
    You are right. 45 minutes for me. Since I drive like a grampa!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bp298 View Post
    plenty of hot boats around here. even a few v-drives
    Alot of fast boats and a few slow PC's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PCE680 View Post
    Alot of fast boats and a few slow PC's.
    9.02, 9.04, 9.04 on sunday at the wf's. there's more in it. fast enough for now...

    3-4 years ago, a friend of mine wanted to put his 19' hallet in at windsor. just to make sure it was running ok. so we put the thing in, then proceeded to run almost to the i-40 bridge before turning around and coming back. stopped in the gorge for awhile. it was july 3rd.
    you can run the hot boats on the big part of the lake, whether it's busy or not. but you need to be careful in that area (windsor area) because you can get some rogue rollers when it looks flat. but just cruising up to the gorge, or down to the dam is no big deal. trying to do that at 100+ might find a problem... cattail is only about 15 minutes south, usually pretty quiet along there. some nice daycamps on the arizona side along the water...

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    I have had the boat at Big River and Parker and the channel and south of it but never north of Havasu. I bet the ride from Havasu to Pirates Cove is pretty cool although I don't believe I can carry enough fuel to get there and back. I lost a lot of milage per tank switching to E85 a while back. At least once I will have to drop off a car at Pirates Cove with jugs of fuel so I can make the trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Sergeant View Post
    I have had the boat at Big River and Parker and the channel and south of it but never north of Havasu. I bet the ride from Havasu to Pirates Cove is pretty cool although I don't believe I can carry enough fuel to get there and back. I lost a lot of milage per tank switching to E85 a while back. At least once I will have to drop off a car at Pirates Cove with jugs of fuel so I can make the trip.
    Hey Tim, When I was there for Desert Storm the lake was not the place to be in a small boat. It was horrible, I was on plane taking rollers over the bow and sides, it was frightening at times. The bilge pumps got a workout. Be careful in the big water, that was the first time I ever saw the need for a bigger boat. I didn't know a lake could get that rough. Once in the river though, it was great. If I go back I'll do my best to bypass that lake all together, and cruise the river. Pirates cove was awesome! One more thing, that water spots will destroy all the pretty stuff on your motor. It took me 5 hours to get the mineral deposits off my headers. I'm sure the locals have a way to combat this, There has to be something to spay on the motor to help. If anyone has a remedy for water spots it would be good to know before hand. Have fun down there

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    Quote Originally Posted by WINspeed View Post
    Hey Tim, When I was there for Desert Storm the lake was not the place to be in a small boat. It was horrible, I was on plane taking rollers over the bow and sides, it was frightening at times. The bilge pumps got a workout. Be careful in the big water, that was the first time I ever saw the need for a bigger boat. I didn't know a lake could get that rough. Once in the river though, it was great. If I go back I'll do my best to bypass that lake all together, and cruise the river. Pirates cove was awesome! One more thing, that water spots will destroy all the pretty stuff on your motor. It took me 5 hours to get the mineral deposits off my headers. I'm sure the locals have a way to combat this, There has to be something to spay on the motor to help. If anyone has a remedy for water spots it would be good to know before hand. Have fun down there
    I have spent most of my time there at Big River and Parker. A few times we had the boat at Havasu and you are correct, like any busy lake it can get very wavy, to much for my liking. I have never gone from Havasu to the sand bar and then to Pirates cove but look forward to doing so, from the pics I see on line it looks awesome. As far as the mineral deposits on the headers I don't remember that? I wonder if there is something that be done to minimize the problem?

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