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Also don't forget to factor in the gas you spend money on every time you visit the boat at the yard and your time spent driving to and fro that could be better spent actually working on the boat or spent with family.......
I do store my boat at a yard. Forgetting something that concludes in making the entire trip a waste of time and money is something else to consider.

Before I leave for the boat I make a list. Sometimes I forget to make a list of lists that I have to remember what things I have on lists to pick up for the list of projects I have listed on other lists and the list of tools I need to complete the orange juice is boiling on the stove so I better get to work before I paint the bathroom.

I need to go sailing or at least drive down to the yard and stare at the damn thing.
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Re: hauling her home instead of storing at the yard

Like MS we used to ship our CS 36T to the back yard. The boat hauler would:
- ramp haul the boat with a hydraulic trailer
- remove and de-rig the mast, store on the side of the trailer
- transport the boat 40 miles to the back yard
- store the boat on their stands for the winter, and move the mast to stands (having a small yard tractor helps here...)
- pick the boat and mast up in the spring
- transport the boat 40 miles back to the ramp
- rig and hoist the mast
- ramp launch the boat
for a total price that was a few dollars less than the boatyard charged to haul the same boat, move it 50 yards and store it for the winter with the mast up.

If you have the yard space for your boat, the answer was pretty clear.

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Forgetting something that concludes in making the entire trip a waste of time and money is something else to consider.
M.S. pointed that out to. Never have truer words been spoken.

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Re: hauling her home instead of storing at the yard

I am considering a custom trailer for our Islander 28. About 8K for the trailer. I plan to be un-stepping and stepping the mast myself. That is a work in progress. We have a place at home and a tow vehicle. Maine is right to mention the gas and time involved in traveling to and from the boat. We own our stands and could sell them. I am thinking the "convenience factor" is worth the cost of the trailer and it will sell with the boat if it comes to that. The haul out charge will be replaced by a travellift charge. The storage charge goes away.

By eliminating the stepping cost and storage charge we will save about $700.00 / year. The travel cost is at least that much if time is of value. Another trailer to register. I am considering it a 6 year pay off with equity to sell at the end.

Just considering it at this point.

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