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    Default What's considered a "river boat"?

    I'm new to jet boats. Always had tournament wake boards boats. I notice people on this forum use the term "its a good river boat" a lot to describe a boat. What exactly makes a boat a good river boat? Is it the motor, the lay up (heavy, medium or light), etc? I realize they are referring to the Colorado River.

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    a good river boat in my opinion
    is smaller
    25 and under
    not that bigger cant be good on the river
    Jets are good on the river cause there is no prop to hit if the water level is low
    shallower type v hulls
    smaller boats dont always handle the bigger open bodies of water when its chopped out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Budweiser View Post


    LOL!! All it needs is a blown 505 BBC! Tower Park huh...awesome place. Spent some time there last summer wake boarding. Unbelievable water conditions. I love the Delta. Any word on Lost Isle opening?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastnlight View Post
    I'm new to jet boats. Always had tournament wake boards boats.
    Welcome to the world of not screwing up the water for everyone else, lol
    Last edited by F14; 02-21-2013 at 06:49 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastnlight View Post
    Any word on Lost Isle opening?
    Rumor is it's going to be open this year... BUT, I've heard the same thing for the past 5 years.

    Their website says "A decision on opening for 2013 will be announced early April"...

    Lost Isle Bar and Resort on The California Delta

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    Quote Originally Posted by F14 View Post
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    That pic is a most excellent representation of a river boat... I can hear the banjo and quartet as I type

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    Welcome to the world of not screwing up the water for everyone else, lol
    Well, I did ask for a "river boat" LOL! Yeah its going to be interesting being on the other side of the fence. The goal on a wakeboard boat is to make the wake as big as possible. I hate those guys now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Budweiser View Post
    Rumor is it's going to be open this year... BUT, I've heard the same thing for the past 5 years.

    Their website says "A decision on opening for 2013 will be announced early April"...

    Lost Isle Bar and Resort on The California Delta
    I'm not holding my breath!

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    In all seriousness, within the context of this forum, pretty much anything that runs on pump gas could/would be considered a lake/river boat. Some guys claim they have a lake boat, because they don't race, but they can't fill up at the local station... I suppose... if it's not a race boat, what else would it be??? Just boils down to your definition.

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    I look at it this way, go to Havasu and launch on a busy weekend. If the thought " HOLY SHIT" I shouldn't be out here, goes through your mind. Then it's a river boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBS933 View Post
    I look at it this way, go to Havasu and launch on a busy weekend. If the thought " HOLY SHIT" I shouldn't be out here, goes through your mind. Then it's a river boat.
    That was my experience last weekend lol. Seems everyone and their dog out there has a 30' Magic.

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