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Old 03-06-2005, 04:36 PM
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I have posted once or twice on here and have recevied great adivce so far. I am a Marine stationed in North Carolina and I am renting a place on the intercoastal that has its own marina. I have posted before on what type of boat I should get, and I am looking at getting a 20 Outlaw or something of the like. Here is my problem: I have no tow vehicle, only a vette. I will only be here for about the next two to three years. What are the long term affects of leaving a boat in the water like this? I have looked into bottom paint, and the advice I have been given thus far is that it kills the resell. And buying a lift seems out of the question, because it is not my property, etc. What would you do? Sorry for the long post!

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Hello,

I have posted once or twice on here and have recevied great adivce so far. I am a Marine stationed in North Carolina and I am renting a place on the intercoastal that has its own marina. I have posted before on what type of boat I should get, and I am looking at getting a 20 Outlaw or something of the like. Here is my problem: I have no tow vehicle, only a vette. I will only be here for about the next two to three years. What are the long term affects of leaving a boat in the water like this? I have looked into bottom paint, and the advice I have been given thus far is that it kills the resell. And buying a lift seems out of the question, because it is not my property, etc. What would you do? Sorry for the long post!

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If you cant find high and dry boat service then you will have to bottom paint.You can always have the paint removed.
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Look for a Hi-Dri facility.......makes it easy!! Or get a hitch for the Vette
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C5,
Try not let keep a boat in the water. It will destroy it, and possibly turn away a potential buyer when you want to sell. See if one of your buddies has a truck to tow with--just invite him when you go boating, or swap vehicles with him when you need the truck...(I used to do this) See if your base has a free storage facility for you there.

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maybe you could pic up a used hoist.
i have an airdock... functions well and is cheap... i'm sure there is a used one around somewhere.
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The high and dry is the best solution. If you must bottom paint a boat, buy one that has already been done. As a few already said it kills the resale. You should be able to get one already done (since thats what you need) pretty cheap. When I bought my 312 a few months ago the dealer had a Formula 311 w/ 99 502 Mags that had been bottom painted. I believe I could have gotten that boat in the high 20K's.
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where in north carlolina are you? I can tell you where the nearest dry stack is, I work for Wiggins Lift we build the lifts for them.
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Sell the Vette.....Boats more important, and get something at least 24ft.
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Sell the vette! Hahaha, not yet. I am located in Sneads Ferry. When talkin about a high and dry, are you talking about the stacked storage? If so, there is one very close to me, but I would assume it would be somewhat costly?
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Sell the vette! Hahaha, not yet. I am located in Sneads Ferry. When talkin about a high and dry, are you talking about the stacked storage? If so, there is one very close to me, but I would assume it would be somewhat costly?
They charge by the foot usually.20 ft. boat should not be bad.It is the most hassle free way to go boating.
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