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Where does everyone store their boat if you can't store it outside your house (e.g. in the yard or driveway).

Do you put it in the garage?

Do you use some sort of storage facility?

If you use a storage facility do you rent a storage "locker" to put it in or do just keep it at their facility outside?

If outside do you remove the electronics and trolling motor so they don't get stolen?

Also, how do you charge your batteries if stored at one of these storage facilites?

Do you keep it at a family member's house?

Anywhere else?

Hopefully I'll have a boat in the next few years and these are things that have been on my mind lately.

-- Jim

If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles. -- Doug Larson

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Boat storage is a real problem in the burbs. We have 4 canoes on a rack in the back yard and a trailered boat in a driveway, though our subdivision prohibits boats in a driveway. The expense of storage takes that option off the table. I would love to get another river boat and a drift boat but without a pole barn or some generous person with a pole barn I don't see how I can do it. The only real option to have more boats is to relocate.

His father touches the Claw in spite of Kevin's warnings and breaks two legs just as a thunderstorm tears the house apart. Kevin runs away with the Claw. He becomes captain of the Greasy Bastard, a small ship carrying rubber goods between England and Burma. Michael Palin, Terry Jones, 1974

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I keep mine in the backyard from Nov.-March. I keep it in storage at the lake March thru Oct. I don't really even live that far from the lake, but it sure is nice having it down there 3-5 miles from 3 of my favorite ramps. It makes it so easy to go for a few hours. I rent a big storage unit with electric for 90$ a month. Locked gates and monitored by camera and owners on premise. I think it's worth every penny.

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  • 4 weeks later...

All of my toys are in the yard. But I live in the country with no covenants, just onry weiner dogs.

"Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously."

Hunter S. Thompson

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Last time I looked into it outside storage in our area was about $400.00 a year. For a modest boat it's just not worth it.

His father touches the Claw in spite of Kevin's warnings and breaks two legs just as a thunderstorm tears the house apart. Kevin runs away with the Claw. He becomes captain of the Greasy Bastard, a small ship carrying rubber goods between England and Burma. Michael Palin, Terry Jones, 1974

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Sits in the garage where all boats belong, my truck in the driveway ready for hook-up and wifes truck on the street.

Now there's someone with the right priorities!

I'm lucky enough to live where I can have a nice big shed to put my boats in, though the canoes sit on a rack on the side of the house.

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