Go Back   Mountain Buzz > Mountain Buzz Community > Partner's Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-23-2012   #1
jpwinc's Avatar
durango, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1964
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 160
JPW cats make a solar powered crossing of Lake Powell

We did it. After we put the motor in the water for good, we never touched the oars again. 85 miles across Lake Powell with just the power of the sun.

Thanks for reading this.

jpwinc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2012   #2
fredfish's Avatar
Woody Creek, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1971
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 48
Very cool!

fredfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2012   #3
jpwinc's Avatar
durango, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1964
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 160
Thanks fred,

I will let veryone know where and when they will be able to see the currents film. It will be out sometime around mid november.
jpwinc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2012   #4
Denver, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2004
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 3,095
Awesome! Roof top solar on a raft is an out of the box idea. Love it!
deepsouthpaddler is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012   #5
don't bogart that
rpludwig's Avatar
Frosted Flakes N of Baytuckey, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2005
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 179
Thought it was a crazy shade shelter

We launched along with the raft carrying the solar panel frame at Sand Island, Though it was the stoutest Shade shelter we had ever seen. Awesome to see the results were very productive. We camped across the river from your last night before Mexican Hat, I think we have pictures from the opposite ridge. Very Cool
rpludwig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012   #6
hojo's Avatar
Lakewood, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1989
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,234
shade + power = win!
On the river, I can abandon who I am and what I've done. However brief it lasts, while on the river I am nothing important and everything insignificant. I am flotsam, and happy to be so.
hojo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2012   #7
Fraser, Colorado
Paddling Since: 80's
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 30
Kudos Jack for helping to sponsor such a great project!

coloriverdude is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
custom JPW self bailing rafts and Culebra framless cats jpwinc Partner's Forum 0 03-13-2012 11:54 AM
solar powered bailer/bilge? peak Kayaking | Gear Talk 7 03-13-2011 12:07 AM
Lake Powell levels? progers Whitewater Kayaking 7 03-05-2010 10:23 AM
Solar Powered Boat Bailer? TecXPRT Whitewater Kayaking 1 08-04-2009 12:58 PM
Lake Powell DanOrion Whitewater Kayaking 5 05-04-2007 07:26 PM

» Classified Ads
Bell Nexus Whitewater...

posted by briandburns

A Bell Nexus 14' whitewater canoe set up for solo. Very...

Netties Ladder Bag

posted by tbirk

Netties Ladder Bag-3 Rung Works great, just don't need it...

Pair of 10 foot Smoker...

posted by czar

Smoker White water oars $500 for pair 300 each I haven't...

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:19 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.