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    Planning a trip to in late June early July. Camping at Wahweap. I'm taking my 21' Hallett Vector, 454, bravo1.
    Should be enough boat for that lake, right?
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    That boat will do good at Powell.
    Ive had the Hallett 255, the 21' Sleekcraft Diplomat and the 26' Playcraft
    My favorite is the Playcraft.
    It will be a little rough in Hallett 21 but you will do fine. Just dont go out if there is a storm forcast.
    Make sure you prop down 2 inches.

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    From what i can tell, i hold about 60gallons of gas. Stock 454 with a 23" bravo 1 prop. Was planning on buying a 21" bravo 1 also. Thinking i should have plenty of cruising range, right? Any new marina's between waheap and dangling rope?
    Been there on a house boat (15yrs ago) and experienced a storm first hand...wow, what a night.
    My vector is a closed bow and I'm planning on installing a much larger bilge pump.
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    No new marinas between Waweap and Dingdong Rope, unless you go up the main channel from the dam, there is Antalope marina, but the short cut should be open, it has been the last couple of years.
    Keep your tanks as full as you can, stop at Dingdong Rope, fill up and grab an ice cream and watch the girls on the catwalk

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    Dangling Rope is Bouy 41 (41 miles from the Dam). Should have plenty of fuel to cruise it... If you are going uplake, stop in and fuel up heading uplake and again down lake..

    As for the weather, best advice is to get a marine radio, even a hand held and keep it on Channel 16. If the weather is going to turn bad, the Park Service broadcasts a high wind warning. If that happens, find a beach or a canyon with protection to the South/Southwest and just hang tight for a couple of hours. Monsoon winds usually hit around 2 pm and are gone by 4 pm.

    Another option is to trim it down, and throttle up!!!
    Livin at Lake Powell!!

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    21 will be fine too many think they need an ocean liner these days.I take a 21ft eliminator without any probs if it gets rough i slow down.Mine is also a 350 mag i run a 21p 3 blade mirage prop i never felt like i needed to prop down.I do lose some power but not like its a big change i did try a 19 last time out no real noticable difference but i did lose some mph over the 21p.

    Like said always good to stop off at dangling rope for fuel unless you know you mpg and were you are going to really good.I have 2 tanks so i can run one down to leave a couple gallons then switch tanks knowing i have some fuel left.

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    As for the weather, best advice is to get a marine radio, even a hand held and keep it on Channel 16. If the weather is going to turn bad, the Park Service broadcasts a high wind warning.

    What should I look for in a radio? Saw a lorance that had GPS, emergency positioning beckon and 500 way point memory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by "Flat" foot'n View Post
    As for the weather, best advice is to get a marine radio, even a hand held and keep it on Channel 16. If the weather is going to turn bad, the Park Service broadcasts a high wind warning.

    What should I look for in a radio? Saw a lorance that had GPS, emergency positioning beckon and 500 way point memory.
    That all depends on how much you want to spend and what sort of boating you do. I have a Uniden Oceanus mounted in my boat but I also have a West Marine handheld. I think I spent like $225 for the radio and the antenna for the uniden.

    Unlike most lakes, Cell phones dont work all that well out there so mine has paid for itself time and time again.
    Livin at Lake Powell!!

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    I bought a west marine hand held a couple of years ago just to keep in the little boat. It was $100 and works well for what I need it for. Primarily I wanted it to talk back to the houseboat but also for monitoring purposes and emergency situations while out cruising the lake. If I can't hail NPS directly then I will probably be able to get someone to relay for me. Fortunately, I haven't had to test that theory yet, but i have heard others on ch 16 doing exactly that.

    A very good internet resource for everything Powell is wayneswords.com. They have a forum ( who doesn't?) with some very knowledgeable people. All of your questions can be answered there. Wayne (site owner) is the Fisheries Manager. He is on a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by "Flat" foot'n View Post
    From what i can tell, i hold about 60gallons of gas. Stock 454 with a 23" bravo 1 prop. Was planning on buying a 21" bravo 1 also. Thinking i should have plenty of cruising range, right? Any new marina's between waheap and dangling rope?
    Been there on a house boat (15yrs ago) and experienced a storm first hand...wow, what a night.
    My vector is a closed bow and I'm planning on installing a much larger bilge pump.
    I would be happy to loan you my 22 B-1 prop. It's my spare or high-alt prop, as I run my 24 most all of the time. I'll meet you near Valencia or something or I can ship it.

    I assume your 454 is EFI? If not, as long as you go to a 21 or 22 prop, you should still be fine. Just burning a bit more fuel is all.
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    My best suggestion is to make sure you tie your boat up good at night. Bow out in deep water with a good anchor and two lines off the stern to the beach. Powell is notorious for the winds kicking up in the middle of night and blowing stuff around. When we camp at Lonerock Beach I actually pull my boat out every evening, so I don't have to worry about someone else's boat crashing into mine at night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepVee View Post
    My best suggestion is to make sure you tie your boat up good at night. Bow out in deep water with a good anchor and two lines off the stern to the beach. Powell is notorious for the winds kicking up in the middle of night and blowing stuff around. When we camp at Lonerock Beach I actually pull my boat out every evening, so I don't have to worry about someone else's boat crashing into mine at night.
    I've heard rumor that you have been to powell... not sure if it's true or not..

    The only time I will nose a boat up on the beach and tie it off is if its a houseboat or the big cruiser.. then it's 2 anchors out at a 45 degree line minimum.

    Funny story on tieing up anchored off shore... We were in the 48fter and were nosed out and tied up about 6 ft off the shoreline on a steep beach up Rock Creek Bay. Bow anchor was out at a 5:1 and the party was on.. We were asleep on the bow when the mrs wakes me up and tells me we are moving. I had set the stern anchors out and had them between rocks. I Figured they were going nowhere so I tell the wife that shes having tequila withdrawls and go back to bed. (Note... do not tell the wife that she is having tequila withdrawls). She proceeds to REALLY wake me up and low and behold, the 2 stern anchors have pulled loose and the bow anchor chain is straight down (180 ft of chain) and we are blowing across the bay towards another houseboat...

    Needless to say, it made for an interesting night resetting the boat in the dark, in the wind, with a tequila hangover.


    On a side note,, we are going to put the go fast boat back up at Powell this year and are thinking of pulling the big boat back out of storage and getting it lakeworthy. Sounds like a reason to have a party!!!
    Livin at Lake Powell!!

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