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Old 03-30-2003, 02:48 PM
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I had 11'8" clearence in my shop and when I pulled the engine I had to back the boat up, drop the hatch, then pull the boat forward. I had about 2" of clearence over the pad. I would say if you can go with at leaste 13 feet. Man I was just thinking about this the other day.

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Old 03-30-2003, 05:38 PM
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Here is the only problem I see, you will need at least 14 feet tall for a car lift, you will want it to be 40 feet long or bigger unless you never plan on getting a bigger boat, and 12 feet wide. That is as small as I think you could go for what you want to do. I am building a shop in the next year or so 100x60x25 so I can put all my toy's in and back a 50 boat with the truck hooked up.I dont have a 50 yet but they don't make them much bigger that I would want. Now here is the problem, I have A1 zoning so I can put up pretty much any size garage I want, but depending where you are and zoning you might not be able to build one that big. A lot of the places I was looking at for houses were only letting you have a garage that was 75% of the house size. So make sure you check that before you buy, it would suck to have to tell the wife you have to sell the house a week after you moved in.
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If you can get lucky like I did and get a house with a wooded lot next to it for the garage so you can kind of hide it, those steel buildings are nice and you can get them for a good price for the size you get. About a 1/4 of what it would be if you build it with wood. And make sure you get 6-8 inch slab. I can't remember what the law says for a lift I think it's 6, but when I had the concrete guy out to price my driveway he said go with 8 if you going to be putting a 20k lbs. boat on it. so it wont crack.
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Hear are a couple of pictures of mine. 30 X40 with 12.5' Ceilings.
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One more -close up.
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thanks for the help guys......since that original post, a new home has been purchased with a sufficient lot to build what I want, some rough sketches have been made.......the framer and the architect are next.......doug
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Way to clean for me Sonny.Looks nice.
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Old 02-25-2006, 05:09 PM
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Here is mine 204 x 36 front building 14ft ceilings with upstairs in front part rest of building 10ft ceilings inside 2 bathrooms, kitchen, lunch room,dyno cell, clean engine room,3 offices,conference room and waiting room all heated and A/C. You only need 12 ft ceilings for car hoist but the 14 ft is nice for pulling boat engines.
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Old 02-25-2006, 05:30 PM
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The ones at the shop are 30 feet tall. But the hoist isnt big enough.
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Go at least 60 long. Built ours at 44x60 and there is barely enough room for the Black Thunder on the trailer with a workbench behind and room to walk in front. Also built ours with 12' clear and a bridge crane above so it is truly 12' clear. When pulling the 540's from the 39 Scorpion barely clear with the solid mounts attached. Haven't pulled the tall decks from the 43 yet but from the measurements it will be very close. The problem is you have the hoist from the hook on the crane to the hook on the end of the chain attached to the engine uses up at least a foot, most are 1 1/2'. So 7' high boat sides, 4' engine, 1' hoist, = let the air out of the trailer tires. And everyone is correct. 44x60 was not big enough and have added on one side 14x30. Now wish I had gone 14x60. Still park stuff outside.
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