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Old 05-20-2015, 02:05 PM   #1
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Covered or uncovered slip?

Walking the dock at my local marina in Rockport Tx, trying to figure out what slip to reserve.

Wife wants an uncovered slip but I really want a covered slip so the sun doesn't wreck it so bad. The uncovered slip has a better finger pier for seating however. Trying to decide.
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Old 05-20-2015, 02:06 PM   #2
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Covered all the way.
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Is bird poop more of a problem with a covered slip? Not that sea gulls aren't a problem with an open slip. I just don't know which is worse.
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I prefer covered, but if the wife has any issue at all with spiders - you got a big problem.
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Old 05-20-2015, 02:09 PM   #5
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Yeah. Talked to a guy with a nice shiny sportfish and he said he wouldn't buy another boat that couldn't fit in a covered slip.

When the wife wants some sun we take the boat out, right? 😁
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Which marina in Rockport are you thinking of? I'll be splashing mine then docking somewhere in Rockport in a couple weeks. As far as covered, uncovered...if I had teak decks, I'd probably go with covered...with mostly fiberglass and good covers, I prefer open, especially when I'm on-board.
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Old 05-20-2015, 02:13 PM   #7
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I'm at Key Allegro marina. Nice bar and restaurant. $315 for a covered slip with a year lease (plus elec) but they are pretty narrow at 14'-15' depending on the slip. My beam is 12'9".
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I prefer covered, but if the wife has any issue at all with spiders - you got a big problem.

Spiders? Hmmmmm. I do see birds roosting in the rafters. Sure is nice and cool under here though.
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I can't imagine preferring open but one thing I don't care for in my covered is the lack of light. Fairly dark inside the boat.

And the boat gets a bit dusty but we control when it gets wet.
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Covered or uncovered slip?

Yeah it seems a little dark which is why the wife doesn't really like it. There is a nice little cove really close however so it's would be easy to motor over there and anchor and roast in the sun if that's what she wants to do.

It's so damn hot and humid here in the summer I really like the idea of covered.

Diesel is $2.82 here. Is that a good price? Seems like it.
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Hmmmmmmmm, I have a 14' beam, I'll have to check it out when I get down that way..In Disguise is currently on the hard in Fulton getting a little delamination work taken care of.
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Covered or uncovered slip?

The uncovered slip I like is #18 and it would be a good choice at 16'x45'. Has good seating area on the finger and some shade from the covered slip shed.

Get that one and I will come drink beer with you. And my wife can sit in the sun. Perfect !!
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PERFECT! LOL, I'll check it out.
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Trying to decide.
Covered is better for the boat. Open is better for you if you use the boat a lot, which includes simply staying on it in addition to going out.

We'd love to have the boat in a boathouse in terms of the exterior protection of the boat and the ease of working on it regardless of the weather.

But we use our boat year round in the same way some people use a cabin in the mountains or whatever. We have a great view of the bay and the islands. If we kept the boat in a boathouse our brightwork would be perfect but we''d have a great view of the inside of the boathouse. For us, that would negate a big reason why we got a boat in the first place.

So it really boils down to how you plan on using your boat. If all you're going to do is work on it and take it out, then a boathouse is probably the better way to go. If you're going to stay on it even if you don't go out, have guests visit while you're in your slip and so on, then having it outside is better. Unless the marina is in a crap location and the view is warehouses or a garbage dump or something.
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The view.

There really is not much of a view from any of the slips, so I went with the covered slip. Except for slip number 18 Wyoboater, that one is awesome. 😁

I had lunch and a cold beer at the Grog Bar overlooking the marina and sweated my ass off sitting outside, so I figured I should go for the shady slip.

It's really hot down here Marin.
Hot I tells ya!
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Covered is the way to go. I can pull my car right up to the slip and easy to unload. Car is covered too. Still, even covered its hot as all get out in the summer. Louisiana is a hot place too, don't have the nice breeze that Rockport has.
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I agree with Marin's reasoning. In areas with tropical weather, however, I'd lean toward covered. The question is academic because the Coot's vertical clearance is at least 32 feet.
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Greetings,
We were temporarily in a covered slip for maintenance. DARK!
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For us, covered is a no-brainer choice. It's much better for the boat. Not just sun on the outside, but high inside temps are hard on everything.

Actually, we appreciate being under cover as much when it rains as when it's hot. We enjoy sitting on deck, nice and dry, while it's pouring.

The only downside as far as we're concerned is no satellite reception under cover.
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It's really hot down here Marin.
Hot I tells ya!
That's definitely a factor, and one that we don't have to deal with up here. For example, a drawback of a teak deck is that the wood gets very hot in hot climates. So for down where you are, covered moorage makes sense for the shade reason alone, particularly if the boathouse or covered slips are such that they get a breeze through them.

While Hawaii doesn't have the kind of heat one gets in the south/southeast of the US, I remember helping a friend maintain his fishing boat in the marina in Kaneohe Bay and being baked in the sun. I was aclimated to it having grown up there but it was still pretty uncomfortable.
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