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    Unhappy 7/4 theives on Lake Mohave

    Just a warning to folks leaving stuff on the beach overnight on Lake Mohave - think one more time about it than I did; we came back the next morning to find our 3-person towable (deflated) gone! It's not the $ that bothers me, just the thought that another boater would do this to a fellow boater and that that person deprived my kids of 2 days of tubing. But on the bright side, it left them with only the water ski's (old school). My daughter got up on two for the first time and my son (12) got up on one for the first time and was lovin it. Maybe I shouldn't replace the tube!!
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    I have had that happen to friends. The early morning people wanted the beach and figured there was "no saving" the beaches so they threw some stuff from other people in our group in the lake. were there people on the beach you were trying to save when you got there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turboelimtim View Post
    Just a warning to folks leaving stuff on the beach overnight on Lake Mohave - think one more time about it than I did; we came back the next morning to find our 3-person towable (deflated) gone! It's not the $ that bothers me, just the thought that another boater would do this to a fellow boater and that that person deprived my kids of 2 days of tubing. But on the bright side, it left them with only the water ski's (old school). My daughter got up on two for the first time and my son (12) got up on one for the first time and was lovin it. Maybe I shouldn't replace the tube!!
    That sucks. I grew up going to Mohave and we always did this. Boating sure has changed...
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    Default glad i read this thread

    i'm fairly new to boating, about 3 1/2 years, and most of my boating has been on mohave. i would have had no idea that "saving" was considered fair and ok. i would have thought someone saving a prime beach spot while not spending the night there was an inconsiderate douchebag. BUT i'm not out to go changing long standing tradition. if sharing is cool, i may just have to join in and start doing the same thing myself

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    my buddy lost all his stuff this weekend @ katherine's

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    Default Squatters rights?

    Jet pilot: Probably the same crook(s). Someone should set-up a sting!

    Peter: I didn't think anything was wrong with leaving the stuff up, maybe I should re-think it. It's first come first served or squatters rights or something like that right? At least we didn't pile on top of someone that was already there (which I have had happen to me numerous times). I figured if no one wanted the spot that we got on the 4th around noon (it wasn't a prime spot by any means), no one would want it on the 5th and 6th. Also, pretty much all of the people that were around us on the 4th that came back on the 5th left their some of their stuff on the beach overnight. In fact the better spot next to us (the spot we really wanted) had stuff there the 4th, 5th and 6th, but no people. Now that really sucks. If you're going to claim a spot, at least use it! I'd like to hear what others think.

    Holland-azz : This was not a case of someone wanting our spot, just some low-life taking what wasn't theirs. They left the chairs, cabana and other stuff, so clearly they were just after the tube (a-holes!).

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    I guess they went around to other camps checking for their stuff, but didn't find anything. I agree, if you set up on the river then you should at least show up, I guess if your storeing your stuff on the beach then someone should come and hual it away but I hate to see anyone loose the things they worked hard to get.

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    I have to admit, I have on many occasions pulled up to a beach with a topless easy up. NEVER would I take or damage anyones stuff. But if your stuff is on the beach in a manner that shows that you are "saving" the beach because you are a nooner I have no problem taking the beach. If the cover is on I wouldn't. I have done this probably ten times and have never had the nooner show up. I wouldn't throw your stuff in the lake, BUT don't be surprised to find me sitting in your chair.

    I despise the beach savers. My friends have gone out the week before to put their stuff up for a big weekend. In response I told them that I never bring my easy up frame, I only need to bring my easy up cover. The beaches are covered with frames and chairs.

    I agree that no person should steal your stuff. I also believe that the first person in the morning has a right to the beach. "SAVING" a beach overnight or over the week is just wrong.

    My rule with my kids has always been "take out more than you bring in". But that only applies to trash.

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    That sucks. My family would leave our stuff there for 3-4 nights in a row on our beach all the time when I was a kid. I don't recall ever having a problem (unless a monsoon came through).

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    Default No Problem in Mohave.

    My family and others have been going to Lake Mohave every summer for the last 20yrs and never had a problem leaving our stuff over night (knock on wood). We see others leave stuff over night and haven't seen any problems there at all. Every time we've gone, there has always been plenty of beach spots, but we always plan our trips on non-holiday weeks to avoid the crowds. I don't see anything wrong with it as long as you show up to use the spot.

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    Take it out pack it back in......beach saving is not cool and actually not allowed.

    I could leave shit up there all summer long I guess as I am a resident but don't...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DILLIGAF View Post
    Take it out pack it back in......beach saving is not cool and actually not allowed.

    I could leave shit up there all summer long I guess as I am a resident but don't...
    When did it change to not be allowed? I have been going to Mohave since 1976 and we have always done it.
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    Same here we have been going to Mohave for the past 20 years in late July for 10 days at a time. we have a large group sometimes 20 boats together.. We have always set up on the large beach in the cove near the dam just around the corner from Katherine's and left 15 + canopy's, all chairs, towable's and coolers with food and such on the beach just restocking them with ice daily. Most of us are there by 9am daily to hang out I really don't see anything wrong with this practice as there are many places to day beach on this lake and it damn sure doesn't justify theft.. were a large group that likes to hang together, we have paid all are fees just like everyone else and are here for the same reason...TO HAVE A GOOD TIME not fight about a beach. Lets face it most of us have expensive boats not exactly designed to hump gear to and from a beach I know I cringe just doing it there and back

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    Quote Originally Posted by plaster dave View Post
    When did it change to not be allowed? I have been going to Mohave since 1976 and we have always done it.
    Never been allowed as far as I know. I might be wrong but technically it is not allowed. Iwould never take anybodies stuff from the beach as I am not a thief. I do know that you could be fined for littering by leaving your stuff out there like that. Yesterday I was out there and right next toour boat was an easy up (without the cover) and chairs. Nobody there and I would not doubt that it is the type of situation where they leave their shit out there for weeks at a time even though they are not there.

    Pack it out and pack it in!

    Doesn't matter if you have a banged up pontoon or a high priced preformance boat either orhow many boats we want together (have someone stay overnight on the beach to solve that one). We all have the same rights/etc to the beaches.

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