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Bpracing's Lake Powell Adventure

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My family (wife and son (20 months)) took off for Lake Powell Thursday the 18th. First stop was to lake havasu to pick up my boat from storage. We then stayed the night and left the next day to page, Az. With a stop in Flagstaff we made it to Page in 5 hours or so from Lake Havasu. The road from Flagstaff to page is not a smooth road and the boat took a beating bouncing all over the place. We paid for pre-boarding Friday night. We checked in at the Waheep marina (stateline) ab out 3 pm to see if our boat was ready, it was not. We went shopping at Walmart and filled up on fuel in town.

once preboarded we decided to have some drinks and start to relax.

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none of us slept well knowing we had an early start. We had 3 personal boats and one of which (the x flight) is to go find us a beach. They left at 5 am to go start the looking process. The houseboat left the marina at 11:00 am after needing to get more Fuel, fill the spa, and some engine troubles. (this was just the start of the worst houseboat ever). The scout boat came back right at 11 and told us we were @ mile marker 28. AKA last chance bay. We were all the way in the back 7 miles in.


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During our 3 hour boat ride from Waheep to the back of last chance we socialized, drank and drank. I had a really good tune up!. took a few pics along the way. We ended up hooking up after the Castle Rock cut as it was slammed and navigating a 75' boat and two tow boats, it was going to be a challenge.

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Looking forward to the rest, never been to Powell!
 

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Can't wait to hear the rest...I've been to Powell once, as a kid...probably 10 or so. Our houseboat had a pair of 40 or 50hp OMC outboards on it, and we brought my Dad's 15' Regatta and a 16' Tahiti outboard. I remember paddling my little inflatable boat down a bunch of canyons and had a blast. Hopefully I'll be able to do it again some time.
 

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This is a great start to a fantastic week!
 

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Nothing better than a week on Powell. I’m so jealous.


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Subscribed...was there 37 years ago...have fun
 

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Nice!!! Can't wait to see the rest. Hoping to plan a trip for 2021 so keep the info coming!!!
 

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Monday we headed up to Escalante River to go explore up there. We left our beach at 7:30 to head the 18 miles to dangling rope to get fuel for the day. After putting in 35 gallons of fuel @ 5.48/gal we were on our way. With no set plans on where to go in Escalante we detoured a few times. Overall from last chance and back we put 120 miles in that day.
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Awesome pics Ian! Thanks for sharing and keep em coming.
Powell is on our bucket list.
 

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Great thread.... have fun and be careful grabbing fuel in that houseboat when the winds kick up in afternoons.... yeesh, did I ever learn a hard lesson $$$$
 

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fireworks 1st day. In total we had over 300 mortars and

bunch of smaller ones. We had enough to rival a small city.
 

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Awesome and thanks for sharing, been 44 short years since I was there last :eek: Although it appears now with much lower water levels, there's far more available locations for houseboat beaching. You must have a great cell signal to be posting from camp.
 

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Awesome and thanks for sharing, been 44 short years since I was there last :eek: Although it appears now with much lower water levels, there's far more available locations for houseboat beaching. You must have a great cell signal to be posting from camp.
I have been back since Saturday. Just now getting to posting the pictures.
 

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Blows my mind anytime i see pictures of that place. Definitely a bucket list place for me. Looks absolutely epic
 

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looks like a great trip. thanks for sharing :)
 

Bpracing1127

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I have more but been super busy at work to post more. I will get to the rest tomorrow
 

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Love this thread. Thanks OP.


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Awesome thanks for sharing! Been ~18 years since I’ve been there which makes me feel really old saying that lol.
 

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It’s coming up on two weeks, show your cards. I cancelled our trip and want to see more of yours


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Not meaning to hijack, just to help those who haven’t been to Powell, or their trip was cancelled, here are a few from our trip last weekend. We day tripped out of Wahweep, saw some nice boats, talked with the cool people in this sweet Essex. I hope the guy in his new to him 2010 Rage with the 525 with only 20hr gets it running correctly, damn nice boat. My son had a slip and got a few stitches, watch those sharp edges on the grates on the side of the ramp!
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