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Old 06-26-2015, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by cwe123 View Post
Marinas that store your boat on a rack out of the water. You call them in advance and they'll have your boat in the water ready to go, come back in, dock it and they'll re-rack it for you.

I don't think they have them up here but I could be mistaken, seem to be popular in FL.
I know a guy who dry stacks his jet boat in Branford. Still doesn't seem very common though.
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Old 06-26-2015, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by pfithian View Post
Unless you have the boat on the water behind your house, you still have to drive to the marina. The ramps I use almost never have a wait or lack of adequate parking.

And I never have to clean the bottom of the boat. Friends I know who wet slip or dry stack spend a lot more time cleaning their boats than I do, and our boat is always clean.

Further, I am not limited to launching in waters near where we live. Just last weekend we trailered 250 miles to upper Michigan and enjoyed 5 days on Traverse Bay and Beaver Island.

Having the boat on a trailer next to the house allows me to embrace my philosophy of owning a boat: Never have it cost you money if you are not actually using it.

Well mine is 36' and just over 40' with trailer...so ramps are limited, takes over an hr (each way) to pull it from storage to ramp. Dry storage is not far at all from my house (dry storage is not near my ramp).

I would never wet slip but i will gladly pay for high and dry from here on out with the next boat (a bit smaller).

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Old 06-26-2015, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Argon View Post
I know a guy who dry stacks his jet boat in Branford. Still doesn't seem very common though.

Very common...So common that the local one here in Dunedin has a waiting list to get your boat stored there.
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Old 06-26-2015, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Zardoz View Post
In most cases you use the boat a hell of a lot more if its on the slip. I can even go out after work for an hour or two if I wish. You spend more dollars, but you get more value out of your boat.

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Old 06-26-2015, 03:37 PM
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Wet slip, I pay a diver mid summer to clean bottom, check zincs. $100. Not bad. My Marina has gas power and water, showers, store, tiki bar. Just gotta know your boat systems.
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Old 06-26-2015, 05:03 PM
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Old 06-27-2015, 02:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Nate5.0 View Post
Very common...So common that the local one here in Dunedin has a waiting list to get your boat stored there.
My parents live in Dunedin!
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Old 06-27-2015, 05:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Mstrlucky74 View Post
My parents live in Dunedin!
Marker 1 marina is on a 4-6month wait to store your boat.
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