Seeing all the bent props from this last weekend - including my first EVER! (I'm not bitter...) and how low Oroville was last weekend, I don't know if I will be able to go out again this year. I wont have time this weekend (car show) and the boat ramp was almost toast last weekend.
Last year we were boarding into October.
Pray for west coast rain this winter!!!!
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08-23-2013, 12:14 AM #31Sent by the random thoughts from the voices in my head...
08-23-2013, 12:27 AM #32
Prop Strike - WARNING: Graphic Pics
Yup, late to the party but Elbert fixed me up over the years as I located the rocks on the upper willamette.
I too hit my prop at Shasta coming out of Antlers a month ago. Got lucky but might get the prop checked out in the off season.
Here's a comparison from the last week in July 2012 vs 2013!
I was looking at 50' of a rocky hill behind me in the second pic that the houseboat was anchored on in the first pic.
BTW I am going to Oroville next year, I met this guy at Lake Billy Chinook this year and got an invite on his houseboat.
08-23-2013, 03:00 AM #33
oh, all these prop problems, i've had mine too. fortunately nothing as bad as these pics here.
i should go to the classifieds and post a prop for sale. i have an extra OJ prop, the 4 blade wakeboard upgrade for 08, i don't know what else it is from memory, but willing to sell.08 LSV
08-23-2013, 04:05 PM #34
Oroville is now my local favorite even though it is about a 2 1/2 hour drive (or 4 in traffic!) and I am 20 minutes from Berryessa.
Over at Bidwell Marina, you can rent a covered slip for a little over $100/week.
As long as we get some rain, we will have our 28' pontoon boat (poor man's houseboat?) along with our boat at Oroville a lot next season, along with a new prop and a rebuilt spare prop!!Sent by the random thoughts from the voices in my head...
08-23-2013, 04:20 PM #35
When we were there last weekend, Antlers had floated their docks down to Sugarloaf. The water in front of Antlers was little more than a river at that point. It worked out fine though - we just trailered our boat the 10-15 minutes to Sugarloaf every day and brought it back next to our cabin each night instead of leaving it at the boat moorage at Sugarloaf. Since we never went more than 30 mph, we left all the boards on the racks and the bimini up so it was not a big deal. More peace of mind that way and I could gas it up at the gas station for $1.50/gal less than what they wanted at the marina
2006 Mobius LSV
08-26-2013, 02:44 PM #36
I did a prop change this weekend also, but luckily it was because I hadn't put my better prop on from the last time it was damaged.
Ron (rsinger) - how did you do that much damage to your prop idling onto your trailer? Did you hit the concrete from the ramp? Ouch, bet you felt sick when you heard the sound of that strike.06 Mobius LSV, GIII (now with 1100 in the port locker), perfect pass, wakeplate
Kicker KM10 Sub, dual batteries
08-26-2013, 04:53 PM #37
Just made two phone calls, the first to Acme and I will be sending them my 1617 for repair, the second to WM and I got a 1235 being sent down, it will be here Wednesday.
Now I just need to find out if Oroville is accessible, two weeks ago when we were there it seemed like we were at the end of the ramp.Sent by the random thoughts from the voices in my head...
08-27-2013, 01:04 PM #38
Last edited by rsinger; 08-27-2013 at 01:06 PM.past---------------2003 Outback SOLD
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08-28-2013, 02:02 PM #39
Al, sad to see that. Glad you all are ok.
If you don't mind, shoot me over the details (PM or email) from the AWS repair quote and I can compare notes with you from when I went through this exact same thing a while back. They provided a spreadsheet with line items.
After my previous dealings with them I'd seriously consider letting your insurance know the numbers and then look into the shops Newty and others recommended for the actual work...
(when I first saw this - I was thinking it was going to be some gory shots of a leg half cut off. glad that it wasn't!)Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway.
08-28-2013, 03:48 PM #402009 LSV Liquid Force Edition
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