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Old 12-27-2019, 07:19 PM
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I’m looking for an indoor storage place that I can reserve a spot in case of a hurricane. I’m located in key largo Florida So any where in south Florida would be good since I have a trailer. If anyone knows of a place or can help with advise that would be great. Thank you
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The hurricane rated boat storage in Panama City didn’t do too well after Michael. In fact I think just about every boat in there was destroyed. Just get a good insurance policy and use common sense is my advice.
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Get your indoor storage a couple hundred miles inland

The issue i see is, often you will not know where a storm is until really going until its too late to move boat. Most of time if keys are threatened 4-5 days out, so is everything south of orlando. Florida peninsula just dont have enough land to provide surefire protection from strong storm but anything is better than exposed on coastline.

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Originally Posted by ucf_motorcycle View Post
The hurricane rated boat storage in Panama City didn’t do too well after Michael. In fact I think just about every boat in there was destroyed. Just get a good insurance policy and use common sense is my advice.
Depending on the insurance policy it may require hurricane rated storage
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Originally Posted by Lifegoeson View Post
Depending on the insurance policy it may require hurricane rated storage
just recently went through this shopping for insurance on a boat in FL.

1/3 wouldn’t cover a boat over $175k in FL.
1/3 offered coverage with various restrictions including no windstorm coverage.
The last 1/3 offered offered policies without restrictions and asked for a “storm plan” didn’t really care what it was as long as it made sense.

No carrier specified I needed to haul out to a rated shelter.

One idea I had was if the shelter covered my vessel under their own policy while it was in their facility then maybe I could consider a policy with “no windstorm coverage.” But when I inquired they said they were not assuming any damage liabilities and I had to carry my own policy or assume the risk.

This may have been a requirement with some carriers in the past but I think it may no longer be the case. Possibly because the boats get damaged just as easily in the storage if the storm hits the facility directly as we saw with Michael.

For me it made no sense to pay for a slot at the shelter as it offered no insurance discount at all for any policy available to me. I even inquired with the actual shelter as to which policy offered a discount if I used them and they said they would get back to me. Still waiting 3 months later.
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Rose Marina recently built a building on Marco Island that is like a bank vault. May require an annual storage contract.
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I struggled with this issue. They all charge a fee to be on the haul list in the case of a named storm. So add that to your annual insurance premium. Then you pay for each actual haul and that is what your insurance carrier may or may not contribute to. Here, they are basically filling the floor space in the building.
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The insurance on my current boat does not require haul out but will reimburse if you decide to do so. This is my fourth boat with this company, I am located in S FL and my boat is on a lift. When Irma came through the weather googans had no idea where this thing was going. You basically could not get away from it. On top of that no gas, long traffic lines and right there is a recipe for disaster. Half the state tried to leave but didn't need to. Inside hurricane boat storage in Florida is not a great idea.
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I have seen a number of "hurricane proof" building collapse in a severe storm. If it is rack stored in metal building, be a bit leery. Look for a re-enforced concrete building. We are in the Panhandle, so we can trailer inland fairly easily and that is what we do.
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Dry storage in soflo marina runs $600 per mo
The continual forklift running leaves black soot covering your boat in only one week. Some forklift operators damage boats regularly a d deny they did, although you have pix of boat from last time you used it and pix show no damage. Rack and forklift damage is bad at some particular marinas because mgmt denies responsibility. The buildings may be rated for 125 mph. Nowadays storms have 180 mph wind with 225 mph gusts. There is no safe place for a boat in FL under those conditions. On a trailer, boat will be rolled over and destroyed. In dry storage the doors cave in and all boats destroyed. Only a moron would suggest you leave boat in middle o glades. Unless you plan to sit onit for duration of stay. Otherwise Nothing will be there when you return to pick it up. Family first boat last.
check out how dry storage doors hang. You will see why they fail. Rolladen types fail from wind gusts trashing them. I had been keeping boat on dry storage for many years and got tired of the nassles.

Do best you can and hope storm goes elsewhere.. You can't win over nature..

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Either need solid insurance or a trailer and a tow vehicle.
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i live in Naples , Irma killed us here, lucky for me I own 3 acres parking the boat is front yard took my skid steer and used it to hold the trailer down crossed my fingers and had deductible ready had a bird in paradise on the pulpit when I woke up pool cage did not fair so lucky



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The insurance on my current boat does not require haul out but will reimburse if you decide to do so. This is my fourth boat with this company, I am located in S FL and my boat is on a lift. When Irma came through the weather googans had no idea where this thing was going. You basically could not get away from it. On top of that no gas, long traffic lines and right there is a recipe for disaster. Half the state tried to leave but didn't need to. Inside hurricane boat storage in Florida is not a great idea.

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