Thread: 500 mile ohio river trip
11-30-2014, 10:39 PM #1
500 mile ohio river trip
Hello fellow boaters! I am new to this forum and thought i would share my plans for a Jet Ski river trip and maybe get some feedback. In August of 2015 I am planning a trip with 2 buddies on the Ohio river. We are going to start in Pittsburgh & go at least to Cincinnati. Anyone ever made this trip? Anyone know of any restrictions on carrying extra fuel? places we may or may not set up camp? hotels with or close to docks? things to see? Any thoughts are welcomed.
12-01-2014, 07:03 AM #2
I personally haven't made that trip but my husband's family live in Middleport, Oh and Pomeroy, Oh which is basically a halfway point on the river. I saw boat ramps but no marina and the downtown area of Pomeroy sits facing the river. There are some small B&B's there but not sure if there's a place to tie up. There's a ton of barge traffic hauling coal up and down the river and I've heard, lots of locks to go through, which we have done on the Tennessee river. When we take long trips, we take 2, 2 gallon Rotopax gas cans and hide them in a soft sided cooler on the back of the ski. I'd snag one of those Ohio River guides off Amazon or something. That may help.
12-01-2014, 07:13 AM #3
why hide the extra fuel? are there restrictions on carrying fuel?
12-03-2014, 07:33 AM #4
Not sure. I think it varies by state but we do it anyway to avoid any hassles or excuses to get pulled over.
08-29-2015, 08:51 AM #5
Well we decided to make the trip after almost a year of planning.
08-29-2015, 02:00 PM #6
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Very cool good luck be safe!
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