We hear this question about indoor boat storage quite often, and our standard answer is this: It depends!
How’s that for “clear as mud?”
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Now, let’s see if we can’t find some clarification about indoor boat storage.
The cost of indoor boat storage.
There is no easy answer regarding the cost of indoor boat storage. It can range anywhere from $50 per month to $400 per month, depending upon the facility and the amenities which are included with the storage. If you are just looking for a place to “dry dock” over the winter, and your boat is 10-20 feet in length, you might be looking at $150 per month. If the height of your boat is excessive, and it needs a specialized storage space, most likely the cost will be more.
And then, the discussion needs to turn to geographical area. A boating mecca where many citizens need storage, and the supply is small, you could see considerably higher rates and even a waiting list.
What about outdoor boat storage?
Outdoor boat storage, again of the dry dock variety, is generally less expensive. However, boat storage in a marina, in the water, will be quite expensive. Again, giving you specific prices is really a lesson in futility. The best course of action is to sit down and start making phone calls.
Bottom line on this discussion about indoor boat storage.
The question, then, is whether it is necessary for your boat. There are many fields of thought regarding this question. A boat needs to be lifted out of the water periodically so that the hull can be cleaned, so if you opt for outdoor boat storage, you are still facing that chore. If you opt for outdoor boat storage, you will also be dealing with Mother Nature and potential damage to your boat.
On the other hand, damage can still occur, with Mother Nature as the culprit, simply by storing your boat out of the water. Even indoor boat storage, without climate control, can be prey to oxidation.
Bottom line: There really is not 100% safety measure to be done for a boat. Your budget will most likely make this decision for you. The larger the boat, and the larger your bank account, the more protection you are liable to enlist in order to keep your boat in top condition.
Like we said at the beginning of this article, the answer depends on a number of factors.
A final word about Blue Mound 287 Self Storage
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