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SUNDOWNER III 10-05-2020 08:32 PM

Boat + motor + trailer to fit 20’ garage space?
Just bought a home in Boynton Beach Fla with a 20’ wall to garage door space. Looking to buy a used quality boat motor trailer for intracoastal back bay and occasional ocean front use. Budget $15,000. Must have a 4 stroke outboard. Any thoughts?

Muchalucka 10-05-2020 09:29 PM

Describe how you see yourself using the boat... cruising, fishing, kids or not, etc.

8gv 10-05-2020 09:35 PM

You will need a swing away trailer tongue.

Is the garage wide enough to put the boat in on a diagonal?

Can you cut and box in an extension into the house from the garage that would allow the motor to go a bit farther back?

pooldoo73 10-05-2020 09:42 PM

16' boat with fold away tongue about all that will fit. You should be able to find a backwater type skiff for those $$$.

Tiger51 10-05-2020 09:56 PM

I had a 16’ Cape Horn with a 90 and fold away trailer tongue that fit my 20’ space. Nice rig!

Onewolf 10-06-2020 03:00 AM

How tall is the garage door? That can be a limiting factor.

RiverRat22 10-06-2020 04:42 AM

A 17 footer should fit with the right trailer. I'd look at used Key West 1720s or Key Largo 176. There's usually a lot of them for sale too.

Siwy 10-06-2020 09:48 AM

So I have scout 162 sport fish with 90 Yamaha 2 stroke on the galvanized trailer and from the prop (motor down ) to the end of the swing tongue it’s ~19.5’
key west or key largo as stated might be tight
unless you occupy all the space in the garage

autobaun70 10-06-2020 09:50 AM

Key West 1720 would be on my short list for sure.

glacierbay2 10-06-2020 12:30 PM

Is the garage divided, with 2 doors or a single door? Can you park it parallel to the back wall? If so now you maybe have 24 feet to play with.

Bamaskeetshooter 10-06-2020 01:05 PM

A 17’ Boston Whaler Montauk would fit your criteria.

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