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Space-Saving Storage Ideas 24 May 2021 01:08 #111815

I have had the Aluminum react to the newer blue and brown tarps that are not canvas but are vinyl or something.
I now put a blanket on the boat before I put the tarp on.
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Space-Saving Storage Ideas 24 May 2021 00:02 #111809

I think John is right. I would add, if the boat is under a tarp I would be careful of the tarp flapping in the wind and causing rub marks.
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Space-Saving Storage Ideas 23 May 2021 02:21 #111775

It will last a good bit of time outside with a tarp. Running it in the water is what is hard on the shine.
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Space-Saving Storage Ideas 22 May 2021 22:31 #111767

Hello,
They started preliminary work on the garage yesterday, just cleared the spot.  30x32 is nice, but looks like I'll only be able to store the motor inside for a while until we can redistribute some hoarded clutter and leave the Vagabond outside under a tarp. 
I guess my big question now is how long will a really good polish job last outside under a tarp compared to storing it inside, if anyone can answer that?  I may be fretting over nothing if it doesn't make that much difference.  But the new motor will definitely go inside.

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Phillip Henderson
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Space-Saving Storage Ideas 16 May 2021 17:27 #111698

My boat stays outside year round up in Huntsville.  I do keep a cover on the cowling (and on the boat) when it's in the driveway, because modern motor cowlings are made of plastic and I can't imagine them lasting as long in the sun as the vintage cast aluminum cowlings.

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Space-Saving Storage Ideas 15 May 2021 21:54 #111689

My motors stay on the boats all year, outside, Covered so the sun doesn't get to them. You should get into the habit of changing you gear lube every fall so you don't explode a lower unit filled with water.
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Space-Saving Storage Ideas 15 May 2021 20:14 #111688

My lazy self would have to go with a foldaway tongue.  

Outside?  Im in louisiana so except for the freak arctic storm (dont laugh at us....)  i cant help with motors and winter.
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Space-Saving Storage Ideas 15 May 2021 17:36 #111685

Thanks for some great ideas.  But a follow-up question would be:  If I have to leave the Vagabond outside a season or two until I acquire additional indoor storage, do many of you remove the motors to motor stands so the motors are kept inside?  I'll be putting a new Yamaha F25 on mine soon and weight is said to be 116 libs.  Just weighing all options at this point.

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Space-Saving Storage Ideas 13 May 2021 12:18 #111644

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Yeah, I'd have to agree with Marc. My system is convenient for boats that aren't fully rigged with a motor and, as such, are pretty light. Moving between the trailer and dolly is just a matter of ratchet strapping the dolly behind the trailer and pulling the boat where it needs to go. Storing a fully rigged boat this way would be another matter entirely.

Maybe your new garage could have a portico type extension on the side to store the boat?  Depending on your local codes, that might not add to the square footage.
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Space-Saving Storage Ideas 13 May 2021 01:28 #111639

I just re-read your post. These PWC dollies work well when you are working on your boat. But I think trying to take your boat off your trailer to put on the PWC tariler will get old very quick.

As mike mentioned the hide-away tongue is a great option and a huge space saver.
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