Where do you keep your Boat?

Trailor, boat slip, Covered Boat Slip, Sling???

Talk about anything that floats your boat (no pun intended). This is general talk about anything not related to boating/fishing.
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Post by jrl5678 » 29 Oct 2019, 08:15

I am also asking in the larger boats, I know the whole point of a 1032 is you can take it anywhere?

Does any one leave it in salt water?

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Post by DaleH » 29 Oct 2019, 08:56

Have had boats in saltwater going on ~50-years now, maybe 45 of those years for boats I've owned. Many have been tins, as even if I have a big FRP offshore boat, I keep a tin skiff at the Club dock 24/7 from APR through OCT; in fact I just pulled them last weekend for the season.

I never had any issues with a tin boat in the salt, but I do take care to use good tin-safe antifouling paint on the bottom, over a properly prepped AND primed hull.

Many years ago I started adding a zinc anode to the hull (on a bare section) and that helps immensely too! Lookie here: https://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.ph ... 1&p=400146
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Post by JL8Jeff » 29 Oct 2019, 10:28

I keep mine at a floating dock on the Delaware River from April through October usually. It needs to be scrubbed down a couple times a year to clean up the algae buildup it gets. The biggest issue is making sure the bilge pump works fine when we get heavy rain and then having to pull the dock in when the river rises quickly. In the winter, I have to remove the coupler from the trailer and the boat just fits in the garage at an angle. That's nice because I don't have to cover it and it will be ready to take out on a nice day if one shows up. I usually top off the battery and store it in the basement.
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Post by Scott F » 29 Oct 2019, 14:25

I’ve got two boats. One glass, the other tin. I have a 3 car garage. My wife’s car gets one spot, the boats get the other two. My pick-up, stays outside.

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Post by 1960 yellowboat » 29 Oct 2019, 16:34

In the backyard, covered with a tarp.
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Post by CedarRiverScooter » 29 Oct 2019, 18:18

Local fairgrounds has inside winter storage for $200. Well worth that to keep it out of the weather here.

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Post by LDUBS » 29 Oct 2019, 23:29

Our weather pretty much allows me to use the boat 52 weeks/year. HOA rules require we keep things like boats & RVs behind gates. So mine is behind gates in the side yard. I added a couple of tracks from the curb so I can back up to it. I keep it under a generic fit Carver boat cover.

I'm lucky that my lot has pretty good sized side yards.

And, I am sure the neighbors are impressed with my prowess at backing the boat up the narrow tracks to the side yard. Lol.
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Post by samuelh1987 » 01 Nov 2019, 09:59

I work at a small general aviation airport and use a empty hangar.

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Post by jethro » 01 Nov 2019, 10:54

The bigger boat lives in the driveway all spring, summer and fall. When snowmobile season opens around the 3rd week of December, it will go in the back yard until mid April usually. It has a custom cover that stays on it, but I also put a tarp over that in the winter to keep the sun from killing the cover. Also it helps the snow slide off. The small boat just sits at the ready, filled with snow usually which keeps it protected quite nicely lol
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Post by jrl5678 » 01 Nov 2019, 12:44

Have any of you heard or been a part of, a boat slip coup. It was explained to me like a condo/coup where you own the slip and have access to the rest of the marina but only own/use the slip you own. Found one here that is for sale and reasonable and would keep my boat wet all the time. Galveston Bay Area is usable year round BTW.

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Post by Jim » 01 Nov 2019, 13:50

Mine stays on its trailer at my house. I normally winterize it and shrink wrap it end of November and as part of the package, the boat dealer stores it.
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Post by the hammer » 02 Nov 2019, 06:55

In the garage now. In the drive-way under a tarp when it was in NJ.

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Post by Scott F » 02 Nov 2019, 13:24

jrl5678 wrote:
01 Nov 2019, 12:44
Have any of you heard or been a part of, a boat slip coup. It was explained to me like a condo/coup where you own the slip and have access to the rest of the marina but only own/use the slip you own. Found one here that is for sale and reasonable and would keep my boat wet all the time. Galveston Bay Area is usable year round BTW.
I own a slot in a boat storage place on Lake Vermilion in Minnesota. I bought it as an investment, I’ve never kept my boat there. For those that do store their boat there, a phone call in advance has them get the boat down from the rack, and it’s waiting in the water when you arrive.

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Post by sonny.barile » 03 Nov 2019, 18:54

I keep a 16 ft side console tinny on the trailer in my driveway under a cover. I use a heavy weight tarp over the winter because it snows here.
The previous sentence just made me sigh. It’s about that time.

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Post by jrl5678 » 05 Nov 2019, 13:01

Closing up shop for the winter (sigh)

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