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Jim McC 05-22-2014 02:26 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


ront02769 05-22-2014 07:55 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 12:29 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 06:20 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 04:35 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 08:23 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.

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