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Old 11-21-2021, 04:55 PM   #1
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Suggestions for new construction boat shed

If you were building a new floating boat shed, are there any must or nice do's?

I'm thinking of power, water, walk around decks, maybe a mezzanine for storage (?), washer/drier. Remote control entry curtain.

Any other thoughts?
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You are on the west coast, so I guess hurricanes won't be an issue. How will it be built to float- like a u shaped floating dock with sides and a roof? I just googled floating boat shed pics and found some that look like they are installed on a lake with no tide variation. But the west coast has significant tides, right?

It will hold a Fleming? That is one heck of a shed- at least 70' long x 25' width x 18' opening with roof peaking at 25'.

I am a little puzzled why you want to enclose a Fleming in a shed. I would want it out in the open so I could see and be seen.

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You are on the west coast, so I guess hurricanes won't be an issue. How will it be built to float- like a u shaped floating dock with sides and a roof? I just googled floating boat shed pics and found some that look like they are installed on a lake with no tide variation. But the west coast has significant tides, right?

It will hold a Fleming? That is one heck of a shed- at least 70' long x 25' width x 18' opening with roof peaking at 25'.

I am a little puzzled why you want to enclose a Fleming in a shed. I would want it out in the open so I could see and be seen.

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Very good guesses on the dimensions. It actually would be 75' long.

Yes, tidal and with floats.

I know, I know The big disappointment is no hanging out at the marina as no views. But the teak will be happier.
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You might not want what I want but it’s more fun to say I don’t need it than to wish you had thought of it ahead of time.

I would want a gantry system of some kind. This would make it easy to do maintenance on the hard to reach areas like tHe eyebrow of the fly bridge.

I would like a compressor and some built in airlines. I would like a ramp that can be lowered across garage doorway.

I would love a pump out but if the marina isn’t plumbed the idea is worthless.
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Who builds these. I would want a marine structural engineer to approve the design. The wind loads on that shed are huge and have to be handled by floating decks on piles. Or maybe your site has enough width to use cables tied to underwater anchors.

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Thinking of a shed using similar construction to these. Different builder and location.

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Having spent some time in two different Ladysmith boatsheds in our prior boat I agree they are really nice sheds. The remote control door curtain is great - no more struggling with the curtain just a garage door opener remote when you leave and when you come back. No leaving the curtain open while you are away on the boat. A mezzanine for extra storage is handy, leaving room on the main walk around deck for a work bench or?. Really good overhead lighting would be recommended as well. And you are right your teak will be very happy.
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Make multilevel walkways so you can access sides and bimini. Could be on one side and rotate boat. Real low level so you can polish hull.

Have seen floating sheds and fixed sheds with floating docks inside.

Build a nice bar, BBQ pit, etc.
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I’d suggest you visit Tacoma, Seattle and Everett., WA. There are probably the largest number of boat sheds within a close proximity. Portland, OR should also work. Lots of private boathouses that should give you lots ideas.
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