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GR8WHITE

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Hey guys its been years since I have gone from the river to havasu but I am bringing a bunch of friends of mine up there the weekend after next and they wanns see the london bridge. For the life of me I can't find the damn thread that I saw before that showed some of the shallower places to stay away from. Never a big deal before but I have a deep v on my shockwave and just wanted to be safer rather than sorry. BTW this summer is the first time I bought some polarized sun glasses and damn that really helps with reading the river depth, its almost like you can see through the water.:D
 
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Hey guys its been years since I have gone from the river to havasu but I am bringing a bunch of friends of mine up there the weekend after next and they wanns see the london bridge. For the life of me I can't find the damn thread that I saw before that showed some of the shallower places to stay away from. Never a big deal before but I have a deep v on my shockwave and just wanted to be safer rather than sorry. BTW this summer is the first time I bought some polarized sun glasses and damn that really helps with reading the river depth, its almost like you can see through the water.:D
I've been using the Az side for a long time now. Staying about 50 yards off of the island. I also have the polarized lenses and was just telling the wife that I think they make the ride through that spot more nerve wracking than it needs to be. I see too much with them, and frankly once you've chosen your line, seeing some shallow spot just ahead isn't going to do you much good.
 

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I've been using the Az side for a long time now. Staying about 50 yards off of the island.
I do the same plus I try and fallow some one else line, if they don't hit than I shouldn't either.
 

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I was just out there on Friday. Water is so high you probably won't have a problem.
 

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I was just out there on Friday. Water is so high you probably won't have a problem.
Ya, there's that too. Water's been way up last couple of times I've been through. You'd almost have to try to miss the good line.
 

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The third pic really shows the deeper water, right next to the reed island, left (east) side of the reed island. You can see how the sand bar (south) off the reed island fish hooks toward the AZ. side.
 

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Last weekend I said F it and went straight instead of the usual zig zag thing, no issues.
 

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I'll report back a little later. Heading to PC for drinks, lunch, and drinks. :D
 

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Trim high and throttle down! The first couple times through there with my last 2 boats I was nervous but never had any issues. Just don't let up from the throttle. :D
 

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Trim high and throttle down! The first couple times through there with my last 2 boats I was nervous but never had any issues. Just don't let up from the throttle. :D
And don't stand up and look into the water. It looks like you're going over some huge rocks and you're gonna hit bottom :skull
 
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