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Jim McC 05-22-2014 03:26 AM

Portable boat storage "shelter"
 
Does anyone use a portable covered shelter for your boat, etc? If so, is there a particular one you recommend? I'm thinking about 10' X 20'.

One company I was looking at is Ecanopy.com

Thanks.

ront02769 05-22-2014 08:55 AM

My brother-in-law stores his boat in my yard (don't ask!) and just wraps the thing up in a huge tarp for the off-season. Never blows away, collapses, whatever. Ron

Jim McC 05-22-2014 01:29 PM

Thanks. I do that with my current aluminum boat, but that won't work with a polyethylene canoe. It must be kept out of direct sunlight, and a tarp cannot touch the boat because it will cause mold(needs air circulation). I haven't bought a poly canoe yet, I'm just checking into things.

Jim McC 05-29-2014 07:20 PM

Has anyone built their own boat shelter? If so, what materials did you use, and how did you build it? Thanks.

Bob Sanders 05-30-2014 05:35 PM

I'm not sure I would go to town building a shelter for a canoe. We flip ours upside down under a tree in the shade. Works fine.

If you're really concerned though, wrap it in a canvas tarp. It sheds water and will allow the canoe to breath.

Jim McC 05-30-2014 09:23 PM

Thanks Bob. If I buy a poly canoe, it will be a large, heavy square stern. That's why it will be kept on a trailer, and I will not be lifting it to put on sawhorses or anything else.

Thomas Carter 11-17-2014 05:22 AM

Hey Jim , I think Migson Public storage is better. They have outdoor storage space utilities which can be chosen in accordance with the size you mentioned. I've my RV stored at their Brampton branch. I think they have other branches at Scarborough ,Toronto , St Catherines and London.

123pugsy 11-17-2014 05:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Thomas Carter (Post 1431170)
Hey Jim , I think Migson Public storage is better. They have outdoor storage space utilities which can be chosen in accordance with the size you mentioned. I've my RV stored at their Brampton branch. I think they have other branches at Scarborough ,Toronto , St Catherines and London.

Hey Thomas.
You better check your map. I work in Scarborough (Toronto) and I'm quite certain it's nowhere near Wisconsin.

ron45 11-17-2014 08:03 AM

The bottom line to this is money.
It can be from build it yourself, cheap or expensive.?
Purchase it, cheap or expensive.?
Also, we don't know what your likes and dislikes are.?
We need a dollar amount.
We need a round about thought of what you like and don't.


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