Carnage brought to you by the Colorado River....

Dudley613

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  • May 20, 2015
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    Chris
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    21' Cole superhawk "Beep Beep", 20' bayrunner open
    We'll my buddy scored a new pontoon so he planned a shake down at the Colorado river. We stayed in Laughlin. Plan was to launch in needles and head to pirates cover for a relaxing adulting day. The night before we planned to launch my buddy says heck why don't we just launch at the Riverside casino and skip the 30 min drive to needles.
    Next day we launch at the riverside, no boats at the launch ramp, no boats on the water.....weird.
    We start cruising past the casinos with music playing and enjoying life.. My wife starts to notice it's pretty shallow. Within 10 min we start bouncing off rocks and the lower unit gets center punched by a boulder and we're dead in the water.
    After a jet ski comes to our rescue and pulls us to shore we find the damage. Prop and lower unit are toast, so we start calling around for help at the local boat shops. First shop tells us he has no lower for a 90hp Yamaha and there won't be any near us. I figured the weekend was a busy plus I know how much a shop would charge for this.
    Myself being somewhat of a craigslist enthusiast.. I grab my phone and the first post I find on CL in Mohave county is a 2007 90HP lower unit (exact replacement) for 300$ in havasu. So we hit the road and pick it up along with a prop.
    All within 8 hours we get a new lower unit and are back on the water, trusty ol harbor freight tool box saved the day, oh and CL.
    GUYS if you boat on the Colorado river, there is an app that tells you when the Davis dam let's water out. So glad this wasn't my boat, it would have been a different story!
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    Unassailable

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    Aug 26, 2009
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    John B
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    GUYS if you boat on the Colorado river, there is an app that tells you when the Davis dam let's water out. So glad this wasn't my boat, it would have been a different story!

    OH CRAP! Thanks for the information. I'm meeting some friends out there in August at Pirates Cove and was going to trailer the Whaler out there.
     
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    Dudley613

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    Chris
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    Pirates is awesome, just wait till you see the other boats out and about lol, and make the trip up river to the avi, the jet boat scene there is amazing
     
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    cortezpirasea

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    Feb 23, 2012
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    Russell
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    Looks like a GOOD Mexican Panga prop!
     
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    wdlfbio

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    Ooopsie. No pics on the water?
     
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