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Old 08-28-2015, 01:38 PM   #41
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Covered. Bought a boathouse last December and love it. Really minimizes the upkeep on all our brightwork and other exterior surfaces. Actually we feel it will encourage us to get out boating more in the off season. We used to use a winter cover which was a pain to remove and reinstall. Now the boat is ready to go any time of year.
It's great to be able to access both sides of the boat from the dock and not to have to wait for the weather when doing exterior maintenance. Also I have a place to keep my extra boat maintenance supplies so they don't have to hauled back and forth when needed. The boathouse offers protection for the boat from other boaters who may have docking difficulties. It also makes singlehanded docking easier. Once the boat is positioned between the carpet lined sides of the boathouse it's not going anywhere and can be tied up in a leisurely manner. No problem with critters so far, touch wood!
Downsides? Well, as others have mentioned the boathouse makes spending time on the boat at the dock less enjoyable but that's not what we bought the boat for. I also find that I miss the opportunity to get to know the neighbours as I did in an open slip. When working on the boat it was a nice diversion to chat with folks as they came and went from their boats, now being inside I don't see them they don't see me. We have to lower antennas, mast and bimini before entering but that's not a big deal on our boat.
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Old 08-28-2015, 02:05 PM   #42
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It would be a very rare covered berth that could accommodate my 32-foot air draft. Fortunately, I've no external woodwork, and there aren't major polluters in the area.
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Old 08-28-2015, 02:49 PM   #43
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It would be a very rare covered berth that could accommodate my 32-foot air draft. Fortunately, I've no external woodwork, and there aren't major polluters in the area.
Yes, that's another advantage of covered berths...no clanging lines from the tall-masted riff-raff blow boaters. They stay far enough away for the rest of us under cover to enjoy the peace and quiet.
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Old 08-28-2015, 03:37 PM   #44
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I've always been in covered slips, on the corp lake near home and now on the Mississippi River. I've stayed in open slips while traveling, it seems they are more abundant farther north on the river Minnesota, Wisconsin and northern Iowa. They also were the norm on lakes Michigan and Huron, I wonder if the sun would do less damage to gelcoat in the northern areas. My main complaint about covered slips are spiders, spraying doesn't seem to affect them, just kills a few and dozens come to the funeral. Click image for larger version

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Old 08-29-2015, 08:26 AM   #45
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In or out

We don't normally get that much snow on the lower Potomac, but this is why I put her indoors over the winter.
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Old 08-29-2015, 06:38 PM   #46
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Undercover or outside

Under cover might be nice but like Marin, our boat is our condominium in on the water. Our slip is now just behind Bella Donna (312145) and this the view...
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Old 08-29-2015, 09:47 PM   #47
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Outside and lovin it. We live on the boat when we're in town, love sitting on the back deck drinkin our Java with a clear view of Clear Lake and able to take advantage of the nice breezes...Inside of the boat gets a touch warm, but that's why we have 3 A/C's.
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Old 08-30-2015, 07:07 AM   #48
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Undercover....teak decks.

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Old 08-30-2015, 09:54 PM   #49
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Tried out my first covered slip today. I liked it. The shade was nice, even here. It would be nice to enjoy my cockpit in the rain without having wrestle with my canvas, too. It's like hanging out on my front porch at home. Lots of spiders though.
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Old 08-30-2015, 10:16 PM   #50
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There is covered and there is covered as well. I think the height makes a huge difference in how one feels. When we lived on a lake, we had a gazebo like dock with a roof but no sides (regulations didn't allow enclosed). It was a great place to just sit in the boat and enjoy the view while protected from the sun and heat or rain.
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