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Old 06-07-2007, 11:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am thinking about buying a boat but the biggest thing stopping me is the storage issue. I live in a house in Parker with standard 2 car garage (18-19ft). Due to HOA, I cannot park a boat in the driveway or road.

I would like to buy a boat that where 4-5 people can comfortably fish and with a small fishing deck. Most likely a deep V.

I thought maybe a 16ft boat might work but then when I add the outboard and trailer, it will not fit.

If I cannot get the boat in my garage then I will have to resort to an offsite storage. One place I called in Parker was almost 200/mth. for an indoor garage.

What are my options?

For those that have boats do you have any recommendations?

thanks.

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I keep my boat at an outdoor storage. Its like 45/mo for a 20ft spot. It has 24hr access and has cameras so its somewhat secure.

http://outdoorstorage.net/ tell them I sent you.


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I keep mine in the garage - 19 foot bass boat with outboard. My garage was built as being 20 feet long. It fits perfectly.

I know some of the newer boats are coming with a tongue that folds - undo two latches and it hinges out of the way so you can put it in the garage. May be an option for you. You could also try angling it in but that would probably take the whole garage up.

You can also get a trailer dolly at Harbor Freight that will help you maneuver it a lot easier than using the car/truck or a wheel on a jack.
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thanks Jay.

45/mth. is a good deal.

I will look into it.

When you store your boat, do you remove all your equipment or do you feel pretty confortable that your stuff will not get jacked?

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My boat trailer has a removable tongue that saves 2 1/2 to 3 feet, so it just barely fits in my garage.
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I keep mine in the garage - 19 foot bass boat with outboard.* My garage was built as being 20 feet long.* It fits perfectly.

I know some of the newer boats are coming with a tongue that folds - undo two latches and it hinges out of the way so you can put it in the garage.* May be an option for you.* You could also try angling it in but that would probably take the whole garage up.

You can also get a trailer dolly at Harbor Freight that will help you maneuver it a lot easier than using the car/truck or a wheel on a jack.
I think the tongue option might work. *When looking for a boat does teh measurment typically include the outboard? What kind of boat do you have?
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thanks Jay.

45/mth. is a good deal.

I will look into it.

When you store your boat, do you remove all your equipment or do you feel pretty confortable that your stuff will not get jacked?


I remove some stuff like my sonar and gps. Do I feel safe leaving it in there? Not really but what can I do?

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My boat trailer has a removable tongue that saves 2 1/2 to 3 feet, so it just barely fits in my garage.
How big is your boat and garage?
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I think the tongue option might work. When looking for a boat does teh measurment typically include the outboard? What kind of boat do you have?
The measurement doesn't include the outboard. I have a 19 foot bass boat.
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When looking for a boat does teh measurment typically include the outboard?
Nope. *It will add a little to the overall length. *Maybe 24" or so?
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