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Old 11-07-2004, 03:20 PM
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I don't have a truck, and don't particularly want to get one. What are people's thoughts about mooring a boat, and using a hydro-hoist to get it out of the water, spraying it down after use, flushing the cooling system, and covering it with a full cover? Is anyone doing this, and what are your experiences?

I live near the Pacific, so this would be salt water. I've seen people do this here on occasion with offshore performance boats, but I am not sure how well it works out.

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Old 11-07-2004, 03:42 PM
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Leaving the boat in the water can and will take years off its usuable life. If you dont want to trailer which is a PITA, how about Rack and Launch in a marina? Much better option that Morring. Pick up the phone and wala your boating my man!

It would get old in a hurry trying full cover a boat on the water.

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I don't have a truck, and don't particularly want to get one. What are people's thoughts about mooring a boat, and using a hydro-hoist to get it out of the water, spraying it down after use, flushing the cooling system, and covering it with a full cover? Is anyone doing this, and what are your experiences?

I live near the Pacific, so this would be salt water. I've seen people do this here on occasion with offshore performance boats, but I am not sure how well it works out.

Thanks.

Michael
Were you planning on launching out of Ventura?... do they have a rack service there like the Lido Boatyard in Newport?.... This is the way to go if you don't want to trailer... They launch your boat with a huge forklift... then upon your return... they flush and wash your boat.... I think it's about 10 bucks a foot per month... really a bargain compared to towing all the time.
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I run in the Pacific, keeping my boat on a HydroHoist, 10-15 minutes of freshwater flushing per engine after each use. However I only go with a cockpit cover, as opposed to a full-cover. There are a lot of performance boaters in my area doing it that way.

The only time I trailer is for fuel.
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I don't have a truck, and don't particularly want to get one. What are people's thoughts about mooring a boat, and using a hydro-hoist to get it out of the water, spraying it down after use, flushing the cooling system, and covering it with a full cover? Is anyone doing this, and what are your experiences?
I would not moor a boat unless it's over 47 ft long.

Dry tack or trailer.

Leaving a boat in the water makes a mess for performance rigs.
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I think it's about 10 bucks a foot per month...
Actually it's about $21 /ft / month for 35-39 footer.
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I don't have a truck, and don't particularly want to get one. What are people's thoughts about mooring a boat, and using a hydro-hoist to get it out of the water, spraying it down after use, flushing the cooling system, and covering it with a full cover? Is anyone doing this, and what are your experiences?

I live near the Pacific, so this would be salt water. I've seen people do this here on occasion with offshore performance boats, but I am not sure how well it works out.

Thanks.

Michael
I've read this thread a couple of times in the last two days or so. One thing keeps coming to mind when I read the questions. What would be the reasoning behind "not wanting to get one" ? The pros to owning one outway the cons about a million to one.

This of course doesn't bring to light the ability to enjoy your boat in more than just one location.

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I keep mine on a Hydro Hoist and love it. Stays nice and clean and in a few minutes its in the water. I clean it off when putting it on the lift but I don't have to do the flush thing every time being on Lake Michigan.
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Actually it's about $21 /ft / month for 35-39 footer.
I must have been thinking about slip costs.... I'm sure they are much higher these days...
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$20 bucks a foot and it is not even covered!! That seems really high. Our boats sits in a covered dock on a lift at LOTO. Boat is in the water in 15 and that is with both a cockpit cover and full cover. I can't image paying $800 a month for rack storage and the boat is still exposed to the elements.
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