Originally Posted by Bern Hanreck
I believe it has been said that the damp/condensation problem in containers may make them a worse option than open storage ?
Iíve stored quite a variety of stuff in containers over the years. Condensation is definitely an issue, although some containers are better than others.* With boating stuff it is almost certainly being put away damp at some point, so it is a reasonable thing to highlight. I doubt itís any worse than storing outside with a cover over it though?
* Proper shipping containers are pretty water tight so you only have deal with the moisture you have put inside it and some of those desiccant boxes changed regularly helps a lot if you arenít in and out all the time. If itís a retired shipping container it may well be less water tight. In my experience some storage places use something that looks a bit like a container but is just a cheap box - and they donít even keep the rain out very well!