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Old 11 September 2015, 11:36   #1
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In water boat storage ideas?

My boat is currently on a trailer, but I would like to keep it in water at a marina. I was going to keep it on an Air Dock, which was given to me. I do not want growth getting on my outdrive. I just found out that the measurements that I had for the Air Dock were incorrect, and it exceeds the marinas width requirement. I would like to avoid going out and buying a new Air Dock.

A friend of mine said he would just put a large plastic garbage bag over his outdrive, and this would prevent the growth. I am a little skeptical of that.

Any other ideas?
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Old 11 September 2015, 13:44   #2
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I've seen the garbage bag trick before; no idea on effectiveness. Potentially works in a few ways: 1) lack of light doesn't feed algae growth (don't know if this will affect crustaceans like barnacles); 2) smaller water mass heats up faster placing environment out of habitable zone (don't buy this one); 3) smaller water volume loses soluble O2 faster, placing environment out of habitable zone.

If you have the trailer and a place to store it, it's a hell of a lot cheaper on the hard.

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Old 11 September 2015, 21:25   #3
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Jky,

Just finished assembling the Air Dock, and it appears it may fit.
I live 5 minutes from my marina, and have had a boat here for ten years.
Yes, it's a lot more money, but I find that I use the boat a lot more.
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Sounds wonderful to have a boat in a marina. I haven't two hour drive to get to Ventura. Would love to be closer to Catalina too. But I'm not willing to live any farther south

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Old 12 September 2015, 01:06   #5
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I'm 20 minutes from a ramp. I wish I lived as close to water as Zip does.
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I'm a half hour from a ramp, but 2 hours from a ramp with any diving.

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Would love to hear how the Air Dock works out... Hope it works out for you! That would be my ideal. What size boat and what size Airdock?
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Old 20 September 2015, 23:15   #8
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I have a 7M, and the dock previously had a 26 foot boat on it.
Hope to have it in within the week.
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completed Air Dock install

Boat is completely out of the water.
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let's try this again.
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