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Old 05-25-2006, 11:57 PM
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Hey Guys,

I have a 2005 29ft Monterrey it has a 36" Draft. Im taking it to Havasu in two weeks and Id like to take it up river to the sand bar etc. is it to shallow at the mouth of the river to go up there. Or is there a technique to making it through the shallow water at the mouth. Any advance would be a real help guys.

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Hey Guys,

I have a 2005 29ft Monterrey it has a 36" Draft. Im taking it to Havasu in two weeks and Id like to take it up river to the sand bar etc. is it to shallow at the mouth of the river to go up there. Or is there a technique to making it through the shallow water at the mouth. Any advance would be a real help guys.

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The mouth is a bit shallow, and you have to pick a line and trim up a bit. I take my 29' up every trip and do fine. Best to follow someone in if possible.
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It's okay to bring your boat up to the sandbar. There are a few spots that are a little shallow, so follow someone up there to be safe.
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Just watch the color of the water, and don't cut any tight corners. Try and stay in the middle if you can.
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Don't forget your spare water pump impellers...
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I run my 35' Cig no problem just watch where the other boats go and keep on plane and trim up. You can see the different color of water unless it is windy. Also be careful when going up to the sandbar becuase it gets real shallow in a hurry and a long way from where you see the sand.
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Ditto, follow, trim, stay on plane.
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Now if I understand this correctly you guys are all saying to get up on plan and trim up. I just feel kind of iffy about that considering its shallow and if I hit something on plan then im going to fly off my boat. Im just wondering if its safer to kind of put through it and see what happens. Anways just my input I feel kind of nervous about flying though it in hopes of making it safely.

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Now if I understand this correctly you guys are all saying to get up on plan and trim up. I just feel kind of iffy about that considering its shallow and if I hit something on plan then im going to fly off my boat. Im just wondering if its safer to kind of put through it and see what happens. Anways just my input I feel kind of nervous about flying though it in hopes of making it safely.

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John, we take much bigger boats then yours up river all the time, if a 43' Scarab with triples can make it so can your day cruiser. sack up and push the sticks forward my man.
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