Winter is coming, and that means boat storage is right around the corner. The question for boat owners, then and always, is this: which boat storage alternative is the best? Which provides the best protection for your boat and, as is always the case, which offers the best value for your storage dollars?

We will tackle those questions in this article. We are Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, and we know a thing or two about all storage solutions, having served the fine people of Fort Worth for many, many years with our storage facilities. Call us at 817-439-1380 and we can suggest the best options for self storage to meet your needs.

The problems with boat storage at a marina

At marinas, you have two options available to you as a boat owner: wet storage or dry storage.  In addition, the dry storage comes with two options, covered and uncovered.  We can discuss all of those options by saying one thing: all of them involve your boat being subjected to the elements and/or nature in one way or another.

Wet storage presents its own set of problems, namely the water.  A boat stored in the water requires constant care to prevent water damage to the hull, not to mention the protection it needs from the wind, rain, and snow.

Dry boat storage at a marina requires protection from the wind, rain, and snow. If it is outdoor covered storage, the protection needed from the rain and snow are there, but there is still the matter of protection against extreme temperatures and the damage oxidation can do to your boat.

The only protection which is absolutely, 100% safe at a marina is indoor boat storage which is in a climate controlled storage unit, and those are hard to find and, if found, are extremely expensive.

In addition, access to your boat will be limited once it is in indoor storage at a marina.

Those are truths associated with marina storage.

But, you have another option.

Boat storage at a self storage facility

We have another solution.

Boat storage at a mini storage facility

Yes, you can store your boat at a mini storage facility.  Most such self storage businesses offer outdoor boat storage as well as indoor boat storage, and some of the indoor boat storage is climate controlled storage, offering the ultimate in protection for your boat.

Do you have easy access to your boat at a mini storage?  Most definitely, if the self storage is like Blue Mound 287 Self Storage. With our wide aisles and our 24/7 access to your storage unit, you can pick up your boat at any time of the day or night.

Is boat storage expensive at a mini storage facility?  It is certainly not as expensive as marina storage, in most cases, and it is considerably more secure, which is another aspect we haven’t even discussed in this article.

Are marinas good places to store your boat?  In some cases, yes!  Is a self storage unit a good alternative?  Most definitely, yes, and it is one every boat owner should consider.

A word about Blue Mound 287 Self Storage

Blue Mound 287 Self Storage has been serving the great people of Fort Worth for many years, providing outstanding storage solutions. Call us and arrange to see our solutions for boat storage, auto storage, RV storage, trailer storage, and all other items you may need stored.