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Old 10-05-2020, 08:32 PM
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Default 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?
Old 10-05-2020, 09:29 PM
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Describe how you see yourself using the boat... cruising, fishing, kids or not, etc.
Old 10-05-2020, 09:35 PM
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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?
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16' boat with fold away tongue about all that will fit. You should be able to find a backwater type skiff for those $$$.
Old 10-05-2020, 09:56 PM
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I had a 16’ Cape Horn with a 90 and fold away trailer tongue that fit my 20’ space. Nice rig!
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How tall is the garage door? That can be a limiting factor.
Old 10-06-2020, 04:42 AM
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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.
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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
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Key West 1720 would be on my short list for sure.
Old 10-06-2020, 12:30 PM
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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.
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A 17’ Boston Whaler Montauk would fit your criteria.

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