Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: New England
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Okay, I'll play....
- Fenced in property with access gate with a card
- Water Electricity available prevalent throughout sit. The more hook up locations the better. My last yard had only a few, which was a pain. The yard that I previously used at a outlet and dual spigot for every two boats
- Dumpster and Waste Fluid Collection site like Oil and AF. Not super critical for Waste Fluids, but a nice to have
- Clean Bathrooms 24/7 - both Men and Women - with TP and some good hand soap/hand cleaner. Bathrooms are worthless if they have no soap or TP.
- Security lights around the yard
- Hard surface to put boat stands. Make at least fine gravel. No hard pack mud or grass
- On-site repair shop
- Site manager during the day
- Close access to water. Doesn't need to be on water for off-season storage, but does need to be near by water
- Close to hardware stores and convenience stores. Tool, part, and food runs are common during a day of work.
- Clean site that doesn't have crap everywhere
- Enough room between boats, RVs etc to allow work all around boat. My last yard had me 1 inch away from next boat and I couldn't wash and wax hull in that location until the boat was moved. On the other side, I didn't have a lot of room either.
- If you are going to have sailboats a protected rack to store masts.
- Jack stand rental. Not everyone has a their own stands or trailer
As far as in-season dry storage, I wouldn't do it as It would be cost or time prohibitive to me as I have a 7 ton, 33 ft boat with a 50' mast. If I lived 2 h away from the water and I had a powerboat that I didn't tow back and forth, I would consider dry storage. For off-season storage, I would consider your site for my sailboat if you had relationships with folks that could haul/launch and demast my boat that was affordable.
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