CHiPs: Season 1, Episode 12

Aweigh We Go (22 Dec. 1977)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 34 users  
Reviews: 1 user

While assigned to duty at a weigh station, Ponch and Jon go after a hijacked truck.



, (creator)
0Check in

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Video

« Previous Episode | 12 of 139 Episodes | Next Episode »


1 video »


Episode cast overview:
Sgt. Vogt
Ric Mancini ...
Tony Russel ...
Janet Brandt ...
Sean Morgan ...
Marie Reynolds ...
Lila Teigh ...
Paula Victor ...
Shawn Marie Hayden ...
Richard Karron ...


While assigned to duty at a weigh station, Ponch and Jon go after a hijacked truck.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Crime | Drama | Mystery





Release Date:

22 December 1977 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


When Ponch speaks to the PVC truck driver, he mentions the fictional soap opera "The Troubled World" and Bob and Carey. On the immediate prior episode, CHiPs: Name Your Price (1977), Bob, played by Tom Hallick, and Carey, played by Jaime Lyn Bauer, were stopped by Jon and Ponch for a registration violation, yet Ponch made no mention of this to the truck driver. See more »


When teaching Jon and Ponch about the weight limits for axles, Vogt tells them axles other than front axles are limited to 20,000 pounds and front axles are limited to 12,500 pounds unless it is a certain type of truck. When the second stolen trailer comes through, the scale reads a maximum of 13,800 pounds and Vogt says it is a "good 3,000 pounds over." It was only 1,300 pounds over if it was a front axle, however when he calls Ponch he tells him it was the rear axle, so it was not overweight at all. Since it was not overweight, it would not have been flagged for inspection and the subsequent plot events would not have taken place. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

CHiP Officers On Sea
26 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Aweigh We Go is one episode wherein we witness Jon and Ponch on the sea.

The episode started when CHiP officers fixes a mess when a car causes a car towing a trailer to swerve while they were on chase. The boat slides off the trailer and crashes into a beauty salon.

Then Jon and Ponch have been assigned to the weigh station. When they arrive, they get lessons with the scales. When Ponch convinces Jon to buy the crashed boat, Ponch learns Getraer bought it. When a red PVC truck drives by the scales, Ponch and Jon go after it. While Jon writes the citation, Ponch catches up on the soap opera. Trying to convince Jon that his load is secure, the driver loosens it and the pipes roll off. After getting the load secure, Ponch and Jon eat lunch at the Magic Mountain amusement park. Ponch calls Getraer and yells at him for buying "his" boat. Jon talks Joe into splitting the boat 1/3 each.

This is one fascinating episode wherein we see traffic officers get involved in the sea for a change.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
'Meet the New Guy' badge7213
CHIP's: The 6th Season... jdzinski
Picture cropped on MeTV? chatanuga
Recognizing locations chatanuga
The worst episode ever? mschnur-2
Journey to a Spacecraft charcas67
Discuss Aweigh We Go (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: