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Old 09-30-2017, 01:10 PM
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So we're getting ready to start building a new custom home. The garage I'm speaking of is a part of the house so it needs to fit with that design. It's 3 bays, 1single car 20' long - 10 foot wide and 1 double car 40' long and 20' wide. One side of the two car is for my boat,25' Nordic Rage and the other side has a 15' ceiling to facilitate a car lift. The current design has 8' garage door height. I knew I wanted it taller than a standard 7' door but now I'm thinking 8' may not be enough for the future? I'm sure the Rage will fit but I plan on moving up to something 28-32' in the future... Heat, up to a 353 Fastec, Cobalt 343' , Donzi... I'm still at the stage I can adjust, what say you? Again keep in mind this is in a subdivision and this is not a dedicated rv type of storage so I need to stay conservative on the height.

Besides height ive made sure there are drains in the garage to facilitate rinse down out of the Texas sun... any thing else to consider in the design? Thanks for your thoughts.
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Not sure about the other models but my 28 heat came with the Nordic trailer...1997...and the trailer is designed to fit through an 8 ft garage door which it does...if you have it on a taller trailer it will not...if you have the room in the design I would def go 10' so there's no question with whatever you get...just my .02

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Thanks. Good to know the Heat would fit.i may want something a bit bigger with a overnight type of Cabin. Enjoy the Heat...Nordic makes a very quality product.
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I would be as concerned with the width. A little wider will give you more room to walk around and work on it, plus I would hate to get a door ding in my boat from my own car.
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I'd check overall length (on trailer) of the biggest boat you'll be considering down the line. My 24' boat is just over 30' after the swim platform, outboard, and trailer tongue get figured in. Also, 40' is the outside measurement. With 2x6 studs, drywall, and garage door track, you'll end up around 38'5" actual interior length. Had a helluva time making this sink in with realtors this summer as I rejected listings because of "20x20" garages that wouldn't fit my 19.2' truck.
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10' Door will fit most any speed boat.
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put in an I-beam system with an electric winch for pulling the engines when your boat breaks down............

you cant get a Top gun on a trailer in a 40' stall
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When my uncle built his house his wife would not go for a big commercial size door on the front facing the street, so he set it up to pull in from the back and drive his truck out the normal door in front. Only downside was having to back the trailer out the back door of the garage, and having the room to do so.
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I just had a pole barn put up at the house and had to go 8-6 because my 32 Hustler is 8-3" on the trailer,
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I built an addition to my garage that fit my boat perfectly and a little more room to spare

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make it as big , high, long as you possibly can!!!!
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