Lake Powell Pictures

Discussion in 'Pictures & Videos' started by keokie, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. keokie

    keokie Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2006
    Arizona
    2002 310 Sundancer, Westerbeke 4.5 Genset
    496's, Bravo III's, 2.2:1 Gears
    Hey gang, we took a week at Powell over the Memorial holiday. I thought i might share a few pictures.

    For those who have not been there, the white waterline you see represents about 70 vertical feet. That should help with the scale.


    Here is L'eau Ambition comfortably at rest just past the mouth of the San Juan (about 60 miles uplake):

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    And here is the obligatory Honda generator pic. But don't worry he only starts it in the bilge or in the cabin with all the hatches closed. The boat on the far shore is a Bayliner 28 or 30. The use of telephoto made it appear closer than it was.

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    Here comes some weather. We got plenty of rain and worse, quite a bit of wind in the early parts of the trip. Nothing like 40+ mph winds while you are at anchor at 2 am.

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    Last edited: Jun 7, 2009
  2. keokie

    keokie Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2006
    Arizona
    2002 310 Sundancer, Westerbeke 4.5 Genset
    496's, Bravo III's, 2.2:1 Gears
    Here's a few more:

    "Hey Dad, is Mommy starting the boat?"

    "Yes son, and she's hauling the anchor, too. How fast can you swim?"

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    A place for everything:

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    And everything in its place:

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    The captain and crew photographed by the Admiral at Rainbow Bridge:

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    The dock to get to Rainbow. The scenery is a phenomenal everywhere:

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    More pictures to come soon!
     
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  3. nickysc

    nickysc New Member

    581
    Jul 1, 2007
    Springfield SC
    270se sundancer
    7.4mpi w/BravoIII
    Thanks for shareing the pictures are beautiful
     
  4. keokie

    keokie Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2006
    Arizona
    2002 310 Sundancer, Westerbeke 4.5 Genset
    496's, Bravo III's, 2.2:1 Gears
    Thanks Nicky! It was a great trip. The area is very beautiful and very unique. The scale is hard to demonstrate in pictures, but that 70 foot waterline sure helps. It is amazing to get within a few feet of a vertical wall that reaches over 400 feet and have the depthfinder show another 400 feet.

    Also, the water is quite clear and has a bit of a green tint to it. Even during the most crowded times, you can still get away from everyone else.

    Anyway, here are some more:

    This is one of the very narrow passes to get to the docks for Rainbow Bridge:
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    Here is the view off the stern:
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    Here is a view of the depthfinder. Like my sophisticated Lake Powell chart? Fancy, eh?
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    This is a spot in Reflection Canyon (56 miles to the mouth of the canyon, and about a mile back in). The stars at night were unbelievable before the moon rose. The silence at night can be amazing, too. Often, if you are still, you hear absolutely nothing:

    In this particular instance we were attempting to dig to China:
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    Here is another view of the same beach:
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    This storm shadowed us one day as we headed to Dangling Rope Marina (only accessible by water, all supplies go both directions by barge approximately 40 miles). I couldn't bring myself to put up all the side curtains, so I leaned on the throttles a bit (3400rpm) and we were able to stay ahead of it until it veered off our course.
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    "Jay, Joe, Jean and his jelly beans.... Let's sing a song about J." Hey Gary, I know you are a bit of an electronics guy, so if you want to upgrade, I can give you all the specifics about my A/V equipment.
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    This is in the main channel about 30 miles uplake during a holiday week. The lack of congestion on Powell is awesome.
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    More to come!
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2009
  5. Stray Cat

    Stray Cat Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Pool 10 Guttenberg, IA
    2006 300DA Sundancer
    350 Mags / Bravo III
    Great pictures, thanks for sharing....the first picture with the boat pulled up to shore in the distance compared to the waterline really illistrates how expansive of an area it is. BTW - I hope you filled in the hole after you dug to China!
     
  6. dblvanos

    dblvanos New Member

    27
    Nov 8, 2008
    WV
    CCR
    Merc
    I notice all the gas cans on swim platforms, is that pretty common out there? Is it for extended cursing or just lack of marinas?
     
  7. garryowen

    garryowen New Member

    689
    Mar 3, 2008
    colorado river
    230 weekender-

    -310 sundancer
    454 Mercruiser w/Bravo III-

    -twin 7.4 mfi w/Bravo III's
    yes to all 3 dblvanos
     
  8. highslice

    highslice Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 28, 2008
    Table Rock Lake, Hollister Missouri
    270 SLX
    496 Mag
    Bravo III
    Corsa
    Awesome Pics, Keokie. Thanks for sharing. I've wanted to go there and rent a house boat ever since I saw a piece about it on the Travel channel. Some day.:thumbsup:
     
  9. Sadler

    Sadler New Member

    907
    Nov 29, 2006
    Live in Western NC, boat in Charleston, SC
    2005 Nordic Tugs 37 FB
    Mercury RIB dinghy with Honda 2 hp 4 stroke,
    sold: 1997 290DA,
    Cummins QSB 380
    Oh my gosh, your pictures are great Keokie. I was in many of the exact places you show in your photos a year ago on a friend's boat, but my pics were sad in comparison. We were also there about a week. You're right, the place is just awe inspiring. I'm used to going into a creek and dropping the anchor about anywhere around Charleston, but at Powell, the problem is finding anywhere shallow enough to anchor. I'd really like to go back for a CSR rendezvous on Powell. It looks like the water is up a good bit from last year.
     
  10. billandamy

    billandamy New Member

    Oct 22, 2007
    Southwest CT
    2008 205 sport. MonsterTower wakeboard tower.
    5.0 mpi (260 hp) alpha one drive with 19p ss prop.
    Wow, thanks for sharing! Looks like an awesome spot.
     
  11. Boulder GT3

    Boulder GT3 New Member

    336
    Jan 28, 2008
    Fort Lauderdale
    56 Viking
    MAN cr1550
    C12
    Lake Powell is one of my favorite spots on the planet. I sold my houseboat last week and this will be the first time in 12 years I haven't spent a couple of weeks on the lake. It looks lile the pictures were between MM59 and the Hole in the Wall area.

    On a side note, the Sea Ray dealer in Grand Junction, formally Sunrise now MMax, used to be one of the largest dealers in the country. Interesting as Grand Junction is very inland. They sold lots of Sea Rays to Powell boaters. The owner that got bought out by MM has a big house boat down there you've probably seen. The Funtastic. Side note II, if you remember when there was the big fire at Bullfrog that sank the fuel dock it was my boat.

    Be safe.
     
  12. keokie

    keokie Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2006
    Arizona
    2002 310 Sundancer, Westerbeke 4.5 Genset
    496's, Bravo III's, 2.2:1 Gears
    Boulder GT3,

    You are very close about the location of the pictures. The ones at anchor are just inside the San Juan, and inside Reflection Canyon.

    My boat was originally purchased from the MM in Grand Junction. That's how it got 496's from the factory. It was a special "high altitude package." As far as I know, only two 310's got factory 496's.

    I do very much remember hearing about the fire at Bullfrog. It made the Phoenix news. Never heard the specifics, though.

    The gas can is for the generator my dad carries. Fuel is relatively scarce, but our boats' capacity is enough when managed properly.


    Anyway, here are a few more:

    Time Off underway:
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    L'eau Ambition and Time Off in slips at Wahweap:
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    Here's a look down Last Chance Canyon:
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    This one is near the end of Reflection Canyon:

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  13. gerryb

    gerryb Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 12, 2006
    Somers Point, NJ
    "On Vacation"
    2006 40 Sundancer
    E120 Radar & Garmin 5208
    QSB5.9 380 Cummins
    Great photos but what's up with having so many of them with that old Bayliner in them...?
     
  14. Turtlesboat

    Turtlesboat Minister of Media TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Feb 4, 2007
    New York City
    1996 450DA, TNT, Caribe dink w/15hp OB.
    3126 427HP TD transmissions
    Sweet Pics. Love that place.
     
  15. garryowen

    garryowen New Member

    689
    Mar 3, 2008
    colorado river
    230 weekender-

    -310 sundancer
    454 Mercruiser w/Bravo III-

    -twin 7.4 mfi w/Bravo III's
     
  16. Bodkin Creek George

    Bodkin Creek George Member SILVER Sponsor

    550
    Sep 11, 2008
    Bodkin Creek, Chesapeake Bay Md.
    2004 340 SDA
    8.1 V-Drives
    Fantastic pics. Thanks for sharing them.
    George
     
  17. sprink56

    sprink56 New Member

    Oct 28, 2008
    West Palm Beach, Fl
    1979 255 Liberator
    twin Mercruiser 450 HP I/O on Bravo I Drives
    Fantastick photos...thanks for sharing. Looks like "Time Off" is "booking":thumbsup: What was he running...close to 50?
     
  18. Sadler

    Sadler New Member

    907
    Nov 29, 2006
    Live in Western NC, boat in Charleston, SC
    2005 Nordic Tugs 37 FB
    Mercury RIB dinghy with Honda 2 hp 4 stroke,
    sold: 1997 290DA,
    Cummins QSB 380
     
  19. Sadler

    Sadler New Member

    907
    Nov 29, 2006
    Live in Western NC, boat in Charleston, SC
    2005 Nordic Tugs 37 FB
    Mercury RIB dinghy with Honda 2 hp 4 stroke,
    sold: 1997 290DA,
    Cummins QSB 380
    And in case you can't get enough photos of this magical place, here are a some of mine from last year--all a repost from last year. They show us making our way from Albuquerque, NM trailering the boats to Lake Powell. I'm warning you--nowhere near as good as Keokie's, so don't waste your time looking unless you really want some other views; also, be forewarned not a single Sea Ray in any photo. The sights just coming to Lake Powell from NM and Arizona were also pretty amazing to me, and few are included here:

    http://picasaweb.google.com/Sadlerlv/LakePowellBoatTrip2008?authkey=Gv1sRgCK2noKOi_Km66wE#slideshow/5245877355701793570
     
  20. nickysc

    nickysc New Member

    581
    Jul 1, 2007
    Springfield SC
    270se sundancer
    7.4mpi w/BravoIII
    After looking at these pictures as well as some more on line, this place intrigues me. It would be worth cutting back for a while in order to go and see this first hand. If a rondezvous were to be I'd surely try to swing it.
     

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