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Old 09-21-2014, 10:12 PM
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I kept my Donzi at the store safe storage on US41 in gibsonton for a few months and it was $90
Per month..... Outdoor secure yard with coded gate access. They have some covered spots as well but not sure of price. There is a huge boat launch about 2 miles south on the Alifia River and I would think this is one of the closest spots to Lakeland with access to Tampa Bay.....
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Old 09-21-2014, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Jamie77905
Do you know what he charges?
I pay a few bucks more than the average guy but helps me a ton with the boat and I never pay more than my rent. $300 a month

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Old 09-22-2014, 08:11 AM
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First, welcome to the area! It's a great place to live. I concur with the others. Move as close to Tampa as possible and commute east in the morning (towards Lakeland) and west in the evening (towards home). I lived close to Lakeland in Valrico for a few years. I hated just taking my Triton 21Tr on I-4 towards Lake Tarpon to go bass fishing on the weekends. Too many drivers ready and willing to "cut in front of the guy with the boat." Couldn't imagine doing it with the Donzi.
I think no matter if you're going to put in in Tampa Bay or head to the Gulf, you're best off moving closer to the Tampa area. Better for the boating, and a better commute.
Again, though, welcome to the area!
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Old 09-22-2014, 10:13 AM
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I used to live near Indian Rocks Beach. There are several storage places out that way - dry rack, etc. I trailered and stored my 292 Fastech at a Storage Bank. $70 bucks a month and 10 minutes from the IRB Causway Ramp. Gated, secure entry, 24 hour video and onsite security... I had to spend a few days looking for the right place, but it was well worth it on the pocket book on the long run!!!
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Old 09-22-2014, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by 4MMLOTO
I used to live near Indian Rocks Beach. There are several storage places out that way - dry rack, etc. I trailered and stored my 292 Fastech at a Storage Bank. $70 bucks a month and 10 minutes from the IRB Causway Ramp. Gated, secure entry, 24 hour video and onsite security... I had to spend a few days looking for the right place, but it was well worth it on the pocket book on the long run!!!


There is a good spot on 66th street for $175 a month for a 40' covered spot with power and water included.

I am just over worried about other being around my boat in the open.
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Old 09-22-2014, 01:13 PM
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Make sure you put the boating Toys for Tot tour on your to do list, it is just up the road a little ways. , Also welcome and best wishes. I hope that you enjoy your move here. If you are ever in the Orlando area give me a call and I will buy you lunch .... RaceBoat Rus
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Old 09-22-2014, 07:26 PM
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Nate 5.0 I would be worried with a boat as nice as yours also lol. One day I will have one that nice!!! raceboat rus when is the boating toys for tots this I would love to do that! I will be down on the 20th of October so I'm sure that weekend I would love to meet a couple of you guys out for maybe a boating lunch and you can show me around the water ways a bit! Is there any places in Tampa area to dock and eat lunch? Also what is the best ramp to use for a bigger boat?
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Old 09-22-2014, 07:49 PM
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In Tampa use the Gandy Boat ramp. Will fit your boat and there is Hula bay and The get away all close by for lunch. Could also go out and around and into the hills river to ricks on the water in downtown Tampa.

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Old 09-22-2014, 07:52 PM
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Sounds great anyone up for lunch on October 25 or 26 lol
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