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.
A proposed 3-year pilot study by the National Park Service would seek to safely meet the needs of boaters while addressing resource damage and safety concerns on Lake Powell. Beach Bags would be a part of the solution to preserve and protect Lake Powell and avoid the $250 per pin for pin anchoring.