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Hey all. I'm brand new to the sailing community. I have only been a handful of times.


I come to you guys with a request. I am looking to open a new dry storage facility in Southern California for ALL types of recreational vehicles, trailers and boats.

In a quest to acquire a list of clientele, i wanted to ask the people themselves what they would be looking for in a storage yard, so please, post your suggestions here. (What would it take for you to store at a dry lot as opposed to a harbor? Monthly cost? Free transportation? Cleaning service? Maintenance stations? Security?)

Thanks for your help,

Riddle Storage.
 

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The basics are as follows:

-Wash station
-Dump station (for RV's)
-Wall/Fence/Barbed Wire
-Motion sensitive security cameras
-Land manager on-site 24 hours


There are several other elements being incorporated in this storage facility but this is just a short list of amenities that will absolutely be available.

Any other suggestions are welcome. Thanks.
 

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People with boats are going to spend a lot of time in your facility working on their craft. Make sure there are WASHROOMS for general use or else maintain a calm demeanour when you notice someone relieving themselves in amongst the hulls.

After that, the first thing I look for in a yard is electric power. Lots of outlets ! I don't care if it's ten or twenty bucks a month more than another yard.

Then there needs to easy access to running water to clean the boat AND a convenient way to get rid of that waste water.

There needs to be somewhere to dump old fuel/oil/antifreeze.

Enough space between boats/trailers/whatever to stand on a ladder and work on the boat, and enough space to rig a dropcloth so that surrounding tenants are protected from sanding dust and paint spray.

Depending on the location of the yard - security needs to be either good or exceptional.

Don't try nickel and diming people. Charge enough in your basic rental to cover all the services you offer.

Good Luck :)
 
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