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    Default Topock to Lake Havasu and back. has anyone done it?

    We are planning on going to Topock (Pirates Cove) this summer for the first time with the boat. Is it possible to drive down to Lake Havasu and back safely? I've heard it's shallow in places?

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    Hundreds of boats do it everyday. Get in line and follow the crowd. Just keep in mind, there are some really fast boats clicking off some big mph numbers, watch your 6 before making any turns.


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    Thanks! I was getting conflicting stories, too shallow etc. You know how it goes.
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    no real problems..
    watch when u hit top(north part) of lake that narrows going into river has a spot thats shallow..

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    Default Topock to Lake Havasu and back. has anyone done it?

    Google earth is a good tool, but sandbars do move. [IMG]http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/

    The sand bar

    Mouth to the lake



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    We've done it from Havasu to Avi and back. Just burns a lot of gas in a jet boat. We've been Havasu to Park Moabi and back 25 times. No problems. There are shallow spots but not a problem in a jet boat. Just remember the slower you go the deeper your boat rides. ;-)

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    Also those shallow spots LOOK Really shallow... Looks about 2 foot deep but its probably 3 feet. I just haul azz over that area. 😃

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    Check the Davis Dam release schedule for the time you will be at the river .What kind of boat will you be running?
    I have run many years early season in deep v I/O Laughlin to Havasu last year took jet from Laughlin to Pirates in August
    was not flowing early in morning even for jet and near the Avi was real shallow!
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    Your best bet is to follow other boats down an then back up. The only real area that causes concern is the transition from the river into Havasu.

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    like he says the only shallow area is at the mouth of the lake, just follow other boats. we were there again this year for desert storm, went up and back several times. just watch out for fast boats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbcokeman View Post
    like he says the only shallow area is at the mouth of the lake, just follow other boats. we were there again this year for desert storm, went up and back several times. just watch out for fast boats.
    like he says; you'll burn a little bit of fuel, but it is a great ride and several places to stop and hang out on the way.

    I burn 48 gallons up there in back, but average about 90mph most of the way, faster without trafic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbcokeman View Post
    like he says the only shallow area is at the mouth of the lake, just follow other boats. we were there again this year for desert storm, went up and back several times. just watch out for fast boats.
    we keep the bimini up to make us easyier to see

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    It's an awesome and beautiful run...do it! A few of slow/no wake areas in the tighter sections but it's kinda like one big party the whole way there...everyone goes fast, then slows down and jumps in for a bit, then takes off again. Pirates is badass...good drinks, good food. The canyons are really cool on the way there and back and the water is nice and cold, In my jetboat which is pretty heavy, I usually burn about 25 gallons going there and back (London bridge to Pirates Cove)
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