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post #14 of Old 04-06-2012
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Re: Winter Storage - Backyard or Boat Yard?

Old thread but I've got the same question - with a much different boat. What would it be like to store my Contessa with a 4' keel at home? I'm looking at houses now and a factor in my mind is the possibility of doing this. I'd probably be less than 10 miles from shore.

Would it make sense to buy a trailer or just go with stands? How typical is it for towns to have restrictions on this? What about regulations on what you can do to your boat? And in practice how much of a concern would that be.

Right now I'd love to work on my boat more often but it's 45 minutes away and I have to load my car with tools and junk. That's 2+ hours round trip wasted. I have to get there early because they close at dark and sometimes close up and lock me in before then (true story). And when I'm there I find I'm missing the tool or part I need. Anyway, I'd love to have the boat at home.
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