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Jet Skiing On The Potomac
Posted by: River Guy ()
Date: May 24, 2015 05:50PM

Aside from the obvious limitation of the Falls, are there any legal restrictions on where one may jet ski below the Falls?

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Re: Jet Skiing On The Potomac
Posted by: harbor patrol ()
Date: May 24, 2015 06:06PM

The legal restriction is a 6 mph speed limit starting at Memorial Bridge.

And Metropolitan Police Harbor Branch WILL be there to enforce it.

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Re: Jet Skiing On The Potomac
Posted by: thompson's boats house ()
Date: May 24, 2015 06:33PM

Let me reiterate what the above guy said. The Potomac River above Memorial is reserved for canoeing, rowing, and paddle boarding. Other vessels are allowed as long as they DO NOT THROW A WAKE. People would be injured or killed if jet skiers were allowed to be the nuisance that they always are.

So, keep your childish jet ski horseshit below the bridge! Believe me, harbor patrol has boats that you can NOT outrun!

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Re: Jet Skiing On The Potomac
Posted by: Jetter ()
Date: May 24, 2015 06:37PM

The potomac above the falls is open but gets real shallow in spots. The area around Georgetown is no wake on the potomac all the way to the falls.

You can jet ski be the airport and south of it with exception of the American Legion bridge area.

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Re: Jet Skiing On The Potomac
Posted by: NbXPj ()
Date: May 24, 2015 06:43PM

thompson's boats house Wrote:
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> Let me reiterate what the above guy said. The
> Potomac River above Memorial is reserved for
> canoeing, rowing, and paddle boarding. Other
> vessels are allowed as long as they DO NOT THROW A
> WAKE. People would be injured or killed if jet
> skiers were allowed to be the nuisance that they
> always are.
>
> So, keep your childish jet ski horseshit below the
> bridge! Believe me, harbor patrol has boats that
> you can NOT outrun!

One of the cop boats has two 150hp outboards on the back. Thats good for 70-80mph at least. They blew past me once at full speed (fire up near fletchers boathouse) - extremely fast!

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Re: Jet Skiing On The Potomac
Posted by: PAtrol ()
Date: May 24, 2015 06:47PM

There are four police patrol boats in the DC area of the Potomac. They are always sitting near Fletcher boat house and Georgetown checking boats.

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Re: Jet Skiing On The Potomac
Posted by: River Guy ()
Date: May 24, 2015 07:59PM

Excpet for the stupid shitstain who was obnoxious just to be obnoxious, all very helpful and useful information. Thanks.

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Re: Jet Skiing On The Potomac
Posted by: The Riverman ()
Date: May 24, 2015 08:19PM

There's a mile long No wake zone 6mph along Old Town Alexandria to the Woodrow Wilson bridge.National Harbor has a 6 mph speed limit in the harbor area but not the main river. Belle Haven Marina has the same round the marina, Colonial Beach ditto in the close in area . From 100 yards past the Woodrow Wilson bridge south, you can let it rip all the way down to Norfolk as long as you stay in the main channel

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Re: Jet Skiing On The Potomac
Posted by: capn ()
Date: May 24, 2015 10:28PM

I used to have a 65 footer with twin 12-cylinder Detroits. That boat threw a wicked wake and she drew jet skiers wanting to jump my wake like moths to a flame. The old school jet skis that you stood up on were usually no match for my wake unless they were really good riders.

One day, about ten of them took off after me. I fiddled with the throttles and tabs to maximize the wake (easily 8-10 feet) and I got 'em all! They went right over the handlebars!

When the sit-down PWCs came out, I would only get one every now and then. Not worth the wasted diesel fuel to create a really big wake.

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Re: Jet Skiing On The Potomac
Posted by: Jack Shit ()
Date: May 24, 2015 10:41PM

Not sure why anyone would want to jetski in the shit-filled Potomac. Not to mention too choppy and shallow trees everywhere that will fuck you up really bad if you hit one.

Lake Anna is a far better choice.

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Re: Jet Skiing On The Potomac
Posted by: Mike O'Meara Show Fan ()
Date: May 25, 2015 02:16AM

capn Wrote:
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> I used to have a 65 footer with twin 12-cylinder
> Detroits. That boat threw a wicked wake and she
> drew jet skiers wanting to jump my wake like moths
> to a flame. The old school jet skis that you
> stood up on were usually no match for my wake
> unless they were really good riders.
>
> One day, about ten of them took off after me. I
> fiddled with the throttles and tabs to maximize
> the wake (easily 8-10 feet) and I got 'em all!
> They went right over the handlebars!
>
> When the sit-down PWCs came out, I would only get
> one every now and then. Not worth the wasted
> diesel fuel to create a really big wake.

Wow, what a waste of your mother's cunt.

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Re: Jet Skiing On The Potomac
Posted by: 496 ()
Date: May 25, 2015 02:27AM

Jack Shit Wrote:
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> Not sure why anyone would want to jetski in the
> shit-filled Potomac. Not to mention too choppy and
> shallow trees everywhere that will fuck you up
> really bad if you hit one.
>
> Lake Anna is a far better choice.


Anna is the unsafest lake in VA.

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Re: Jet Skiing On The Potomac
Posted by: Tooley ()
Date: May 25, 2015 02:50AM

Didn't know you could jet ski at Lake Anna.

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Re: Jet Skiing On The Potomac
Posted by: Mike O'Meara Show Fan ()
Date: May 25, 2015 04:30AM

Tooley Wrote:
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> Didn't know you could jet ski at Lake Anna.

Actually, the locals call it ''Jewskying''.

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Re: Jet Skiing On The Potomac
Posted by: Donkey Dong ()
Date: May 25, 2015 04:51AM

The Potomac is a nasty cesspool. I think your skin falls off if you get any Potomac water on you.

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Re: Jet Skiing On The Potomac
Posted by: W4XcG ()
Date: May 25, 2015 07:07AM

capn Wrote:
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> I used to have a 65 footer with twin 12-cylinder
> Detroits. That boat threw a wicked wake and she
> drew jet skiers wanting to jump my wake like moths
> to a flame. The old school jet skis that you
> stood up on were usually no match for my wake
> unless they were really good riders.
>
> One day, about ten of them took off after me. I
> fiddled with the throttles and tabs to maximize
> the wake (easily 8-10 feet) and I got 'em all!
> They went right over the handlebars!
>
> When the sit-down PWCs came out, I would only get
> one every now and then. Not worth the wasted
> diesel fuel to create a really big wake.

65 footer? were you piloting a cargo ship?

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Re: Jet Skiing On The Potomac
Posted by: The Riverman ()
Date: May 25, 2015 09:36AM

>65 footer? were you piloting a cargo ship?

Sounds like the AMOS the hugh sportfisherman that used to be on the Potomac .It threw a huge wake and the Wee Ski people were always looking for it. AMOS American Maritime Officers society, they lobbed congress on the boat with lavish trips on the river.

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Re: Jet Skiing On The Potomac
Posted by: Algonkian ()
Date: May 25, 2015 03:50PM

I have launched at both Pohick Bay and Algonkian Park. Late in the season the hydrilla (or whatever it is called) grows too thick and clogs the jet - so you're out in the more open waters.

I haven't yet been to Lake Anna. I hear you can launch near Reagan airport.

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Re: Jet Skiing On The Potomac
Posted by: National Airport ()
Date: May 25, 2015 04:20PM

Algonkian Wrote:
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> ...I hear you can launch near Reagan airport.

Gravelly Point. You can only get to it driving northbound on the GW Pkwy. Head straight out to the middle of the river with your vessel and have fun. Slow it down by Old Town.

The parking lot gets insanely crowded on the weekends, so get there early.
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Re: Jet Skiing On The Potomac
Posted by: Jetski too ()
Date: May 25, 2015 04:53PM

Jet skiing is fun, but I agree that the Potomac is just too dirty

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Re: Jet Skiing On The Potomac
Posted by: Hairstylist To The Stars ()
Date: May 25, 2015 09:19PM

There is a solution for Potomac River Water for Jet Skieers.
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Re: Jet Skiing On The Potomac
Posted by: Shane Steele ()
Date: June 13, 2019 08:14PM

What a prick ass thing to say

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Re: Jet Skiing On The Potomac
Posted by: CAN AND HAVE ()
Date: June 15, 2019 02:43AM

NbXPj Wrote:
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> thompson's boats house Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Let me reiterate what the above guy said. The
> > Potomac River above Memorial is reserved for
> > canoeing, rowing, and paddle boarding. Other
> > vessels are allowed as long as they DO NOT THROW
> A
> > WAKE. People would be injured or killed if jet
> > skiers were allowed to be the nuisance that
> they
> > always are.
> >
> > So, keep your childish jet ski horseshit below
> the
> > bridge! Believe me, harbor patrol has boats
> that
> > you can NOT outrun!
>
> One of the cop boats has two 150hp outboards on
> the back. Thats good for 70-80mph at least. They
> blew past me once at full speed (fire up near
> fletchers boathouse) - extremely fast!


DC harbor patrol boats are fast but theyre klunky as hell. cant maneuver for shit. I was tubing under the wilson bridge with my buddy when those fuckers pulled up swinging the boat hook. I spun around in my innertube and headed for the va shore. I could hear him cussing as he jammed it in reverse to avoid the pylons. did the okey doke on him at least four times and finished my steel reserve before i touched bottom in VA. unfortunately he had hooked my pal so i couldnt just leave. went to court for "harbor swimming and diving" and the prosecutor laughed and tore it up. poor harbor master grooms went purple!

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Re: Jet Skiing On The Potomac
Posted by: n6dnm ()
Date: June 17, 2019 07:52AM

n6dnm

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