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BuildItOnce



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:48 pm    Post subject: What are you doing for boat storage? Reply with quote

I'm looking at storage solutions for our 22' cruiser and I'm wondering what others are doing for storage?

The options I'm exploring at the moment are:
- Camper back and leave the boat outside to the elements
- Full cover for the entire boat (again, left outside)
- A simple carport style roof with sides and ends open
- A fully enclosed boat shed

I'm really liking the idea of a more simple carport style cover with the sides and ends open, or maybe have the first few feet of the sides/end covered. I feel like this will make accessing the boat and washing it far easier than a totally enclosed boat shed.

What is everyone else doing for boat storage? Any concerns about having a carport style cover and it still being somewhat open to the elements?
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ssobol



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My boat is stored outdoors on the trailer year 'round. I have a cover from Angola Canvas. The PO also stored it outside year 'round, but had a different cover.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to store it at Lord Hill Farms, east of Snohomish. It was indoor storage for about $800/yr. really cheap. Then I bought a Sunbrella cover and just parked it in the RV spot next to our driveway, where I store it now.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

During the boating months it was on the trailer at the side of the house with a slantback mooring cover. During winter it was in the same place with a full cover and a battery charger.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boat is in Florida and on a elevator lift with canopy. Sure beats using the davit lifts and boat stands
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is this storage you speak of? We're just about to get into our favorite time of the year.



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Our boat storage! TomCat in second bay.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a full cover for my boat. I winterize it, cover it up, and back it into my back yard. Keep the battery charger plugged in, and put a bunch of downy dryer sheets inside the cabin to keep any mice away. Use rubber corks to plug all the thru hulls. Just brush the snow off after storms. (I live in the midwest.) I have plastic blocks under the tires, and keep tire covers on as well. Colby
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Discovery wrote:

Our boat storage! TomCat in second bay.


Discovery Storage Compound - definitely the best storage option, hands down! WOW! Shocked Thumbs Up

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

colbysmith wrote:
... and put a bunch of downy dryer sheets inside the cabin to keep any mice away. ...


Never heard of that one. Have to give it a try. In 5 years only had one mouse in the over the winter. It didn't seem to last too long (no chewing found).
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Inside storage, locked, covered without external heat but humidifiers running inside, and jacked up off the tires and bearings. Pink RV anti-freeze in the water tank, about 3-4 gallons. With BatteryMinders plugged in and keeping the batteries in tip top shape. SleepyChas been inside stored after the first year.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a carport style shed open on the sides.
It allows easy cleaning and maintenance like you said.
I added lights, power, water, and loading dock also.
Works great!!

I bought a heavy duty beater truck just for pulling the boat, so I leave it attached always. Its the preparation and cleaning of boat and gear that can suck the fun out of trips, so I wanted to make it as easy as possible.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On covered lift in spring, summer, and fall, and when freezing weather sets in, we move to inside storage....or head for Florida Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meri Aura just went under her full boat cover with batteries plugged in. Chunks of cedar under the V-berth keep air circulating and odor under control. Trailer tires are covered. Parked outside and ready for the first snowfall. We've put at least a fifth of vodka in the empty water systems of all of our boats for years. Makes the first taste in the spring interesting and you don't have to wash away all that yucky pink stuff.

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