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Old 06 April 2007, 04:38   #1
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Boat storage - central scotland? options?

It looks like we have just purchased a new house (subject to the formalities). New house has no garage - but boat currently lives in my garage. So I am looking for suggestions where to store the boat? She is 4m long on a trailer that takes that total length to 4.5m ish. and 1.6m wide.

The boat is used predominantly on Loch Lomond as well as the Forth. In addition to a little time on the west coast (which I would like to increase) - although that is usaully a weekend or week at a time.

The cheapest option would be one of the "sailing/boating clubs" such as Dalgety Bay - but 1. i'm not 100% happy with the security at these (generally none!) and 2. most of the clubs on the forth are not exactly on the way to loch lomond for me.

Port edgar (including indoor storage) is an option but quite expensive.

I am trying to find out about costs for the boat yards at loch lomond.

The other obvious option would be to rent a garage (or find a space in a barn) but not sure how one goes about that - is there a www.garagestolet.co.uk type website ?

Or can anyone suggest another option?
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I looked at a Marina on the Northern point of Loch Lomond last year and was impressed by its security and relative cheapness. It has a slip to launch and was run by a friendly bloke. Near to Oban and the west coast too but not great for the east side.

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Old 06 April 2007, 05:37   #3
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I looked at a Marina on the Northern point of Loch Lomond last year and was impressed by its security and relative cheapness. It has a slip to launch and was run by a friendly bloke. Near to Oban and the west coast too but not great for the east side.

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Presumably Ardlui? Costs aren't ridiculous, and you are right I would probably be passing it (or not too out of way) for west coast trips. Normally launch at S of loch - but this would be a possibility as it is a bit further away from the glasgow NEDs/Chavs.
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Thats the one, with the pub/hotel next door.
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Neil, if you need somewhere to store it temporarily, there is space here but it's about an hour from Polmont.
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Maybe there is a self store company offering ISO shipping containers in your area. Quite a few companies offer secure storage in shipping containers with 24hr access.

In this part of the world, the stores range from a farmer with a few containers in a field to secure, razor wired, cctv, access controlled sites. Top of the range sites seem to charge about 30/week for a 40ft ISO. In a container in a farmers field, expect to pay 30 a month.


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Silly question - is there room for a garage or shed at your new place?

If you can find someone who's willing give you space for it, a 20' container is only around 10/month from people like Ravenstock MSG (maybe a bit more since I last looked). You have to pay to have it dropped in (and you also pay up-front for removal, so they'll take it whenever you want), so the economics may not be sensible for you. Or just buy one secondhand?
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Old 07 April 2007, 09:26   #8
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Neil, if you need somewhere to store it temporarily, there is space here but it's about an hour from Polmont.
Jeff, thanks - thats a great offer and if I haven't sorted anything out by 22nd on June (moving day) then I will be getting in touch so its one less thing to panic about at the last minute. New house is in Linlithgow so will be 5 minutes closer to you!
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Silly question - is there room for a garage or shed at your new place?
not a silly q. at all. but no. essentially no garden with new place.
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Maybe there is a self store company offering ISO shipping containers in your area. Quite a few companies offer secure storage in shipping containers with 24hr access.

In this part of the world, the stores range from a farmer with a few containers in a field to secure, razor wired, cctv, access controlled sites. Top of the range sites seem to charge about 30/week for a 40ft ISO. In a container in a farmers field, expect to pay 30 a month.


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Thats useful. Boat is only 14ft long-ish so a 40 ft container is probably overkill. For 30/week I can keep it afloat in the marina at Ardlui! Or probably undercover at Port Edgar marina. 30/month is more like my price point.

So any idea how one finds farmers who do this?
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