Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
bigrednuffsaid, fredericksburg girl, Larry Mc, Minnow Man779, Steven75002
107120 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 87880
hopalong 78878
Pilothawk 76060
JDavis7873® 67389
John175® 66459
FattyMcButterpants 60846
Derek 🐝 59590
Tritonman 57891
LoneStarSon® 54173
SkeeterRonnie 53242
facebook
Forum Stats
107120 Members
60 Forums
871041 Topics
12380998 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#12434765 - 09/20/17 07:51 PM Storage
Fish USA! Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/19/17
Posts: 38
Loc: Texas
Here is what may be a strange question but I would like to hear from people who have owned boats for awhile.
I currently store my Ranger outside, under a factory tarp outside in the driveway ...

Question: Is it best to store:
1) Under cover - like a carport
2) In a enclosed storage unit
3) Under a tarp like i am now

Thanks for your comments
Mike (new boat owner)
_________________________
Thanks

Top
#12434770 - 09/20/17 07:53 PM Re: Storage [Re: Fish USA!]
Txduckhunter Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/19/02
Posts: 1785
Loc: Lake Fork
Inside is always going to be your best option.

Top
#12434806 - 09/20/17 08:17 PM Re: Storage [Re: Fish USA!]
Okie Poke Online   happy
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/28/04
Posts: 17885
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
No question, # 2. Store it totally out of the elements.
_________________________
2007 Skeeter 20i w/ 250 HPDI






Top
#12434812 - 09/20/17 08:21 PM Re: Storage [Re: Fish USA!]
jcwebb70 Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/20/06
Posts: 357
Loc: Allen, TX
2 absolutely
1 if 2 not available
3 is better than nothing. I'd recommend a tarp that drapes down the sides and over the trailer.

with regards to carports, boat slips are basically carports on the water. They still get beat down by the elements, just takes longer to get there.

Top
#12434834 - 09/20/17 08:37 PM Re: Storage [Re: jcwebb70]
jbcarroll3000 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 09/12/12
Posts: 902
Loc: Denton, TX
Originally Posted By: jcwebb70
2 absolutely
1 if 2 not available
3 is better than nothing. I'd recommend a tarp that drapes down the sides and over the trailer.

with regards to carports, boat slips are basically carports on the water. They still get beat down by the elements, just takes longer to get there.


thumb

Top
#12435126 - 09/21/17 06:57 AM Re: Storage [Re: Fish USA!]
Fish USA! Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/19/17
Posts: 38
Loc: Texas
thanks to all - kind of common sense but experience is always better
_________________________
Thanks

Top
#12436582 - 09/22/17 06:41 AM Re: Storage [Re: Fish USA!]
Bobby Milam Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3181
Loc: Arlington
If 2 isn't a good option then I'd go with 1 and 3 together. Currently what I am doing. Carport will keep most of the elements out of the boat and provide a longer life for an expensive cover. the cover will keep the rest of the elements out of the boat and protect the finish from the sun during the part of the day that it comes in the sides of the carport.

Top



© 1998-2017 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide