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Old 10 October 2011, 10:07   #1
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Any Secure storage Blackpool Area

Hi,

As in the title , Does anyone know of any secure reputable Boat storage in the Blackpool area for the over winter period ?

The Mrs has "TOLD" me she doesnt want to look at the Rib sat on the front garden all winter..

Preferably somewhere where I can gain access at short notice , Incase I want to get out at weekends.

Thanks in advance ,

Alan.
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Old 10 October 2011, 10:25   #2
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[QUOTE=Alzi;424721The Mrs has "TOLD" me she doesnt want to look at the Rib sat on the front garden all winter.. Alan.[/QUOTE]

Tell here to stay in the kitchen at the back then
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Old 10 October 2011, 10:30   #3
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Tell her she's lucky you're not a Series Land Rover enthusiast or there'd already be three Landys out front in varying states of repair.
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...are becoming all too frequent on this forum.

Mrs Alzi is entitled to her opinion and it's true that RIBs can be unsightly in their non-floating state.

What you need to do is see this from a woman's perspective and work from there:

Colour co-ordination: Make sure that winter cover matches your car colour.

Seasonal Festivities: Get cracking with the Halloween stuff - get those wee ghosties and pumpkins up there, involve the nippers too and have a flare display on Guy Fawke's night. Christmas calls for a few lights on the A frame, and maybe a red nose on the bow - antlers are good too.

Floral Displays: If you have a stern well, bung in a few winter pansies, a bit of ivy draped over the console can work wonders too.

Avarice: Tell her how much storage costs and that if she drops the subject, you'll cut her in for half come her birthday.

The gaRfie approach: Tell her it won't be as sore on the eyes when one is closed and the other is squinting up the road from the wives shelter.



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just take her out and get her something special
a new bag and a belt should do it...
that hoover will go a treat then
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Old 10 October 2011, 17:06   #6
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Hi,

Thanks for all the reply's I have taken a long look at All of the suggestions and under advisement Discounted every one of them , SHE CAUGHT ME !

sods law

Her words were "DONT YOU DARE!" lol..

So Still looking ..

Anyway , If I behave , I can look for a new Bigger Rib Next Year ...
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fentons storage, just over shard bridge, mainly caravans but MIGHT take boat if they have room perhaps. Very friendly and very professional service, a pleasure to work with, we had caravan stored there and we have had clients who have managed to get a boat in there in the past but they are very much in demand and to my mind are the benchmark in how it should be done. May have issues if petrol tanks are built in as opposed to being removable, I don't know? Give my regards to bob and phil fenton 01253700927

aaargh look at the time...night shift and its ever so dark out here! :-(
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Old 13 October 2011, 09:21   #8
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I will see what this weekend brings (Weather wise) If we manage to get out on the water then I,ll be looking into getting storage arranged next week , ill give them a ring then.
All my tanks are removable(no fuel issue there ) , and the engine will be off (If I ever find a Mercury/Mariner Lifting Eye. )

Thanks Again Alan.
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its a bit of a long shot you 'll get in, esp this time of year when a lot of 'vans are being laid up for the winter (whimps!) .. like I said they are in demand...so you might want to ring them to find out if anything is available and how much
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Have you asked at the boat/fishing club that is at the south end of the prom ( behind new building complex )
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