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Old 11-11-2014, 09:06 PM   #21
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Old 11-11-2014, 10:37 PM   #22
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We're about 200 miles upstream from Portland. The marina I'm in has all covered moorage except for slips for sailboats. On this side of the mountains where we only get about 8" of rain a year it's not so much a question of being protected from the rain as it is being protected from the sun and the dust. I'd love to have a boathouse for our boat but can't justify the ~$200K cost to have one built.

Kevin's boathouse is very much like several at the yacht club we belong to. Many of them have living quarters on a second floor above where the bow end of the slip is and they're very well done.
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Old 11-11-2014, 11:47 PM   #23
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I'm a huge fan of boat houses. My previous marina in the CA Delta was a boat shed with about 10 boats and one open stern end. (Yes, we all bowed in to minimize exhaust issues in the shed.) Some of us added aft curtains to provide addition protection.









For some, the views are restrictive, some find boat sheds confining, those with little or no exterior wood might not appreciate the difference in boat appearance and maintenance. I found it to be a great balance for us with protection and great views of nature. It wasn't an open view of the distant horizon, but an intimate view of a small island packed with nature. To each his own.

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Old 11-12-2014, 02:01 AM   #24
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My uncle, who was owner of PennYan boats at one time, had a boat house on Keuka Lake in which he kept his fuel sucking tunnel drive.

The cool thing is that you could look down and see all the fish as if it were an aquarium.

That's all I got.
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Old 11-12-2014, 05:09 AM   #25
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Old 11-23-2017, 02:45 PM   #26
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Now, if could be converted into a dry well, you'd never need a boat yard.
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Old 11-23-2017, 03:23 PM   #27
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As someone who just purchased a boat that spent the last 25+ years in a PNW boathouse I can attest to the positive impact it has on the condition of the teak and canvas. Most people who've seen our boat cannot believe it's 37 years old - even a few in the trade.

We were fortunate to have found covered moorage to keep her dry during the PNW winters, but if I had the chance to buy a boathouse I'd do it in a heartbeat. Having a shop and tools and everything you need in your own private boat garage would be incredible.
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Old 11-23-2017, 04:43 PM   #28
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We love our boat house. It really helps preserve the boat from sun, rain and spider poop. Also nice for working on the boat. The folks that polish and wax the hull like it for easy access and being out of the sun (which helps with a dark green hull). Our tug has always been in covered moorage and fresh water
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Old 11-23-2017, 05:36 PM   #29
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We love our boat house. It really helps preserve the boat from sun, rain and spider poop. Also nice for working on the boat. The folks that polish and wax the hull like it for easy access and being out of the sun (which helps with a dark green hull). Our tug has always been in covered moorage and fresh water
I too have a painted British Racing Green hull. I had the bottom painted red. My excuse was, the tug deserves a red bottom plus, it will be easier to see if I go turtle.
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