INo low ballers!!! Hahaha
How much are you asking? How many hours? Got pics?
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yes...@mesquito_creek that looks lovely. Is the at property you own?
I’m starting to focus more on a plan for this trip where DR isn’t an option for fuel/ice. Although we have two houseboats with toy tanks, there’s four other boats to factor in.
Everything is on the table now! I have notes from when I ran fuel consumption numbers the first year I had the boat but I was way more throttle happy back then.
Tons of people carry fuel on back in Powell.
To JD's point, its just fuel and people transport it in boats all the time. I just don't want to mess with it. Its somewhat self defeating in my case. More fuel, more weight, higher rate of fuel burn under heavy load etc...Tons of people carry fuel on back in Powell.
If it were me personally I would be camping closer to Antelope. I have a little different situation. I am pretty confidant I could go from Antelope to Bullfrog and back without fueling up staying under boost. Last Sunday we drove hard all through Escalante and about 25 miles up the San Juan leaving from Antelope and still had 1/3 of my fuel. There is defiantly way less people in the middle with DR shut down.To JD's point, its just fuel and people transport it in boats all the time. I just don't want to mess with it. Its somewhat self defeating in my case. More fuel, more weight, higher rate of fuel burn under heavy load etc...
I am in a 12,000lbs cabin cruiser that holds 110 gallons of fuel. We can provision for about 5 days max. Ice is just as big of a problem for me as gas, so without Dangling rope we are really only able to go up as far as Oak Canyon and back. I can only keep Ice for 3 days and for some reason my wife won't drink beer/setlzer out of the refrigerator? Having said all that, I am not the expert on gas transportation or extended short camping. When I get to about 30% of my fuel left that means I am in the danger zone for running my Generator and AC, so I go put another 500 bucks worth on Antelope fuel back on board!
I agree... Now that it is hot and I will have to use more fuel for the generator, I will try out some of the areas closer to Antelope. In all reality, in the hot time of the year, I probably will only stay out 3 days (1 tank) max anyway. I am a spring, fall and when the "kids are in school" person. I hit it hard after labor day through Halloween.If it were me personally I would be camping closer to Antelope. I have a little different situation. I am pretty confidant I could go from Antelope to Bullfrog and back without fueling up staying under boost. Last Sunday we drove hard all through Escalante and about 25 miles up the San Juan leaving from Antelope and still had 1/3 of my fuel. There is defiantly way less people in the middle with DR shut down.
Everyone else we go with has flaked due to water levels, that and we just got a new motorhome and want to take it and our Harleys and do some exploring up north.
We are just spoiled… a lake so big if you can’t get more fuel 47 miles up river you feel cheated!
The media has been hyping it around here like it's almost dry. Even a guy down there told me you can't access Bullfrog from the South end lol. Other than the ramps being out of the water it isn't bad. I noticed one spot in the main channel heading North that had some rocks hanging out.
I carried 5 or 6 five gallon gas cans while going into the Grand Canyon from Meade. Be careful filling to the top though. I did that trying to get every extra drop but gas leaked through the lids & vent holes, eating the glue from my carpet. I was able to easily glue it back but I wasn't happy. I put towels under & over them plus didn't fill them so much. That solved that little problem.
My uncle would do that and did so for years was too cheap to just get 10 gallons at dangling rope.Personally i would avoid it if gas was available this year i may top off at antelope and carry a good 5 gallon can.I have gone from lone rock to cathedral in the desert on full tanks which is 18 per side.I can probably carry the can on the swim step or in rear corner of boat.I know some in our group may struggle
Im fine with people getting scared and backing out leaves less crowds.I hear havasu is the place to go this year full water and its the place to be seen powell sucks.
That’s impressive!@Marios Metalworks
No photos. But I am 25 foot mid cabin open bow.
In the bow:
I have a 150 qt cooler for food with 3 blocks on bottom and a decent sized pelican for drinks no blocks in here.
I have 2 Rubbermaid boxes there about 3'L x 2'W x 2'T.
My 12' x 14' tent ( I have 3 large dogs, 2 kids, wife and I )
My 13' x 13' day shade
My collapsible picnic table.
And a pack a potty
All our clothes bags
In the mid cabin:
2 5 gallon water jugs
2 bags of dry food.
I put 4 5ers across the back in front of the bench and behind the Captain's chairs on the floor and the wife puts one at her feet.
If I remember and I end up working on my boat this weekend I'll try to mock it up and post pics for you.
Also we buy the 4' x 12' painters tarps from Sherwin Williams and lay those across the upholstery before we load anything. They're easy to fold around boat interior contours.
I get a splash here and there. It has been more frequent this year with the high traffic and no alternative route through the narrows But nothing has soaked my gear or interior of the boat. Just some spray off the bow. But it does feel good.