Re: Lake Ontario - Canadian winter storage locations? (Near Toronto)
Oh, this thread is back from the dead.
Thanks for the tip. I ended up at Uli's Yard for the 2011-2012 winter so your suggestion is a good one for people that find this thread in the future.
Uli's yard was cheaper than elsewhere, accepted cash and was straight forward to deal with. No contracts, hassles, or anything. I should have got the launch/haul-out dates in writing as I had made special arrangements in the fall that were forgotten by spring. No matter, it all worked out. Running water and electricity were difficult to come by back where they stored my boat and the government crane attracted many birds which made a mess of my boat from their droppings. (Water required you get his yard manager to setup a pump, and electricity could be rented from a guy with a generator.) It was easy to store the boat as the mast stays up at Uli's. Uli will also store your cradle for 'free' if you agree to return the following year.
I have since joined a yacht club and my boat is now hauled / wintered at the yacht club for a fraction of the cost of elsewhere. I no longer require winter storage elsewhere but I hope this thread helps someone else in the same situation.
P.S. *** The quay walls have an overhang of jagged cement. They are rough and steel and unless you are right under the crane, you will be putting your boat in danger. You *NEED* fender boards if you value your hull and life lines; I assisted a friend and a stranger by making the boards from scrap lumber I found in the yard.
Last edited by JordanH; 11-27-2012 at 01:38 PM.