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Chicago tht members - summer boat storage

Old 02-18-2019, 07:04 AM
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Default Chicago tht members - summer boat storage

Looking for advice from Chicago THT members regarding where to keep a 17' Montauk for 6-8 weeks over the summer. Need a place w/access to Lake Michigan. Prefer dry storage, but open to in water dockage, and I need a place to store a trailer too. Any suggestions are appreciated.
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Old 02-18-2019, 07:18 AM
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Crowley's Yacht Yard could accommodate you.
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Old 02-18-2019, 07:32 AM
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17 foot will fit in a regular self storage type place. Maybe something to look into.
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Old 02-18-2019, 08:01 AM
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Pick your days with a 17' bay boat on the big lake. Where are you staying in Chicago? It might make sense to keep it close to where you are staying, but storage options and cost get better the further you move away from the city. storing it north is probably safer than storing it south....
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Old 02-19-2019, 04:55 AM
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Thanks for the responses. I am transporting the boat up there for my son to use during the summer. He lives in in Old Town. He does not have a car so transporting from self storage not an option. I am not too familiar w/Chicago but it seem anywhere from Old Town/Lincoln Park going north is a decent location, but I imagine pricey during the summer.
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Old 02-20-2019, 09:34 AM
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https://www.chicagoharbors.info/


all of the harbors (marinas) are owned by the same company. if he rents in the city, he should be able to avoid the 15% non-resident tax. anything north of 31st street is a good harbor. You might have good luck at Diversey...It's very close to Lincoln Park and there is a fixed bridge that prohibits most bigger boats thereby reducing the demand. Most of the harbors don't have dry storage until you get too far north to make it manageable without a car.

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Old 02-20-2019, 12:00 PM
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Thanks mtneers. I was looking online yesterday and came across the harbors. Thanks for the diversey info.
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Old 03-11-2019, 11:32 AM
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Monroe Harbor is the cheapest, you could get a 25' mooring can. Otherwise, part of last season i had a slip down at Sunset Bay Marina. About 20-25 min drive from Chicago. They have old slips with no power for cheap. They also have slips with power for more $$, and also dry storage with in/out. The people that run it was very nice.
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Old 04-26-2019, 06:36 AM
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Get a stardock at Belmont. By far the cheapest. 25 foot stalls at diversey are a waiting list so you will not get that stall. Not smart to pay for 30 ft stall for a 17 ft boat.
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