Park visitors encountering unattended Beach Bags, on a site they would like to occupy, should feel both welcome and comfortable occupying their desired beach. They should further expect that a respectful, kind and, courteous Beach Bags anchoring crew will soon arrive to retrieve the gear and be on their way.
We get a lot of questions about how our Full-Service Anchoring option works, so we decided to put all the details down in one place for you. Read on for an idea of what you’ll experience and what you should expect.
Thor from "Explore with Thor" spent a year following our company and recently joined us for a day on Lake Powell anchoring houseboats. Watch this video for his Beach Bags review.
A new US Patent has been awarded for our game-changing anchoring line tightening solution, Tightrope. Beach Bags has also received our second patent, protecting our innovative anchoring system.
While all the water is certainly welcome, its rapid inflow during runoff season may cause lake levels to rise by 2 feet or more per day in May and June. And although it’s impossible for us to know today how much the lake will rise there are several things we encourage you to consider and plan for.
The Beach Bags crew has completed restoring the pinholes created during our 2022 Season Wind Load Testing Program. Repairs were made in December 2022 and January 2023 using a specialized mortar, JAHN, scientifically engineered to match the physical properties of sandstone. More than 250 holes were restored.
Beach Bags Anchor Systems Wind Load Testing Program, which allowed for the temporary use of backpins on some houseboats through an NPS permitted program, successfully concluded in the fall of 2022. All ~250 holes created during the program have been restored and pins are no longer used in conjunction with any Beach Bags anchorings as off October 15, 2022.
We’re fellow houseboaters and respect the houseboat etiquette that’s developed on the lake. We’ve heard comments about Beach Bags saving spots. It’s not our intention, or business practice to operate in that fashion, although we do understand how we and circumstances have caused that to happen. Read more to see how we're fixing it ...
The National Park Service has now authorized Beach Bags Services to rent, deliver and install Beach Bags for houseboats on the waters of Lake Powell. With their capacity to anchor houseboats safely, securely, and conveniently to both rock and sand shorelines, Beach Bags are ideal for on-lake mooring without drilling or digging.
Lake Powell is known for strong winds and unexpected storms that wreak havoc on houseboats and their crews. Watch this video to see the strong holding power of Beach Bags Anchors in action as +50 mph gusts hit a 75' x 22', 2-deck Sumerset houseboat anchored broadside to the wind at the mouth of Gunsight Canyon in May 2021.
After safely anchoring your houseboat, keeping anchor lines properly tensioned is the #1 thing you can do to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. tightrope, Beach Bags' innovative, patent pending anchor line tensioning system gives you nearly 4:1 mechanical advantage and makes tending houseboat anchor lines a cinch!
Beach Bags, LLC. is proud to announce the grant of US Patent No. 10,780,952. Patent No. 10,780,952 describes systems for legally and safely mooring a houseboat on sloped shorelines by using anchors filled with water. This innovation means houseboaters can now easily and conveniently anchor just about anywhere.
A team from Antelope Point Marina and Beach Bags engineering performed wind load testing on a large vessel on Lake Powell. Weather forecast for these days called for constant winds of 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Our test vehicle was Gettaway 3, a 75 foot long, 22 foot wide, and 29 foot tall Adonia houseboat.