Re: Winter storage on Great Lakes
In my area, indoor storage (unheated) is almost twice the cost of outdoor storage. However, if you plan any major projects, you will get tons more work done indoor than out.
I would imagine you could paint under the pads of a cradle, if the pads lower far enough. You would need to have an extra pair of jack stands with a chain to support that part while the pad is lowered. O/w paint those spots while the boat is in the slings prior to launch.