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Old 09-06-2008, 12:40 AM
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Default Bad storms in Havasu wreck some boats....

Don't know if anyone saw these photo's and video.

Bad news!

Here's some video and pics....Stolen from another forum

http://www.performanceboats.com/html...al_Storm_1.wmv
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Must have been last Friday night. Phoenix had winds recorded at 85-100 mph. Pretty crazy how a relatively small body of water (Havasu) can get so bad.
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tank, when did this happen
Yea, it was last weekend I believe.

Lots of damage and talk of sunk or partially sunk boats.
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look there is one of those seatoad crooks
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In Michigan we call that A calm day on Lake Michigan
or better known as Cigarette water

Get in the boat and run

Were they all surprised by this storm?

If it were my boat in that mess i would be firing up and taking my chances in the middle of the lake not tied to a bunch of other stranded boats

Weather must have blown in within minutes

Hope everyone was ok and that no one was hurt
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That sucks, that kind of water is on Lake Erie every week!! thats runnin water!!!!
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Havasu gets wild when those monsoons and storms roll in. Been in that situation several times out there. Nothing quite like being chest-high in raging water and wind -- holding boats off -- in the middle of the night.
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dont they use frt and rear anchors, turn the nose to the waves.
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In Michigan we call that A calm day on Lake Michigan
or better known as Cigarette water

Get in the boat and run

Were they all surprised by this storm?

If it were my boat in that mess i would be firing up and taking my chances in the middle of the lake not tied to a bunch of other stranded boats

Weather must have blown in within minutes

Hope everyone was ok and that no one was hurt
fiberglass can be fixed

Have to agree with this one. Far better off under power in deep water away from other boats. The waves really aren't very big compared to the great lakes.

Still can't figure out why everyone beaches their boats that way out here. It would be much easier to get on/off bow out with anchors off the bow and stern. Probably would have prevented a lot of damage in this senario, too.

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Many of those boats were anchored in the cove bow out with a stern line to the shore. Anchors broke free and ended up crunching the ones on the beach. The water went from glass to 4ft swells in minutes. Heard there were a few injuries. One guy had to be taken away by EMS when the boat he was holding came down in a trough and his foot got caught between the outdrive skeg and the bottom.

Glad I wasn't out there wrangling boats with the only light coming from lightning strikes

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