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Old 07-18-2009, 05:22 PM
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I am in the process of having a boat barn designed with a loft space for a small apartment. One side will have a large door to fit a rig with a t-top and the other side will be a normal garage.
I was wondering if anyone had any pics of boat storage barns and ideas on what I really need in there.
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:35 PM
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Randy, if you need a builder, I have the guy for you. No pics, but my mind has built that barn about a thousand times...

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here's mine...no apartment upstairs but i don't want my mother-in-law that close to my boat...
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:01 AM
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Trailer, boat, T top, that means your walls are going to be aleast 14/16 ft high. My walls are 12 ft high w/ a 10x10 ft chain pull door and I have about 5" to spare on my door clearance. I can only back my boat inside.

What I did is built a shelf on the back wall the width of the room (approx. 16 ft) about 8 ft off the ground. The shelf is approx. 42" deep.

My shelf height works for me; with the boat parked inside I stand of the transom and I can put all of my boating and fishing stuff up there, plus some. The shelf is huge and yet it is Totally out of the way! If you needed more shelving you could always run shelving up both lateral walls from the back corners the same height as the shelf on the back wall.
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My boat barn is 30 by 40 and keeps my boat and Motorhome out of the weather.

It is insulated and heated. 12 foot high walls and doors.

As to a loft we used only the back 12 feet which gives me an 8 foot ceiling over my machine shop area, which is required to keep all my toys running.

The loft is accessed by a drop down ladder and is the storage domain of my wife. All of my “stuff” is confined to the lower level.







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I hear you on the mother in law, but this way she's not in the house with us. I hope by getting this back to the top there will be more reply's.
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Look up plans for R/V garages

http://www.coolhouseplans.com/rv_garage_plans/
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I've gone over this idea a hundred times in my head on paper etc., I have 2 40 foot connex boxes that I'd really like to incorporate into it but it's not a necessity. I think in the long run I'd be best off with a steel building but in the short run it's out of the budget, I'd really like to build something like CGrand's pole barn but the budget is super tight......
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyingCircus View Post
I'd really like to build something like CGrand's pole barn but the budget is super tight......
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monty...just for your reference i built my barn for less than $2K, doing all the labor myself
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