Originally Posted by veprjack
Keeping a 9X12 storage facility for stuff 200 yards from my slip/mooring for $110/month just seems wise to me.
Yeah to me though that 110/month is an extra $1320 which could pay for another month down in the Bahamas. But I "waste" $80 a month myself for Verizon 3G, so each to his own.
Right now I use my car for storage. My hatchback "trunk" is packed full just high enough to not get me pulled over for it blocking my rear vision. When life spills over into the passenger seat it's time to throw things out.
The up side to car/SUV storage is it's somewhat air tight. Your stuff won't mold/rust from the salt in the air from being near the ocean. The downside is I worry about someone seeing all that stuff in there and breaking in to get at it. I cover it all with a blanket and there's nothing really valuable there, but still.
It's hard not to own a car in the US so you'll likely be arranging to ferry that around with you anyway. Might as well use that land anchor for storage too.