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kenjr

Winter Boat Storage?

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kenjr

A little early for the subject, I know... grin.gif

However, trying to get my ducks in a row when I put the boat up this winter. I have a 17' Crestliner and am curious if anyone knows of a good place that's reasonably priced to store a boat? I have a nice cover so outdoors isn't horrible as I know that's probably the most cost effective option.

I'm in Apple Valley so south metro would be ideal but open to any and all suggestions.

And hey - if anyone has some spare room and wants to make a few $$, I'm down with that as well. grin.gif

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SpecialK

I know that the Dakota county fairgrounds in Farmington does inside storage but I have no idea what they charge. Give them a call.

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Water Hazard

Does anyone have any suggestions for the north metro?

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mazzilin19

North metro- may be a small drive, but a place just outside of Becker. Indoor storage, cement floors, security fence and really nice people. $10.00 a foot. I have used them last two years and the boat is spotless every spring. They even put air in your tires for you when you pick up.... Contact me mazzilin@earthlink.net for number.

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Water Hazard

Has anyone tried storing their boat in one of those mini storage places? If so, did you have any issues? Approximately how much was it?

Thanks!

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Water Hazard

All right...since I didn't hear from anyone on this, I made a quick phone call.

In New Brighton, a 10'x20' storage locker is $182 / month + an initial fee of $20.

That sure seems like a lot of money to store a boat! Does anyone know of anywhere else in the Roseville/New Brighton/Arden Hills/Saint Anthony area that you can store a boat for the winter?

Thanks!

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wmn luv me walleye fearme

its a little bit of a drive but i store mine at hallberg marine in wyoming , about 250-300 for the whole winter

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8-Ball

Do you have room in your driveway? If boat is winterized properly and covered, it will be fine outside. I have stored mine outside for years w/ no issues. I see you are in my area-I really off hand can not think of a place around here. Like others said, you will probably have to head up 35 a ways if you want inside storage.

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Water Hazard

Thanks 8-ball.

I have a short driveway that is just wide enough for the two cars to back out of. I also live in one of those neighborhoods that doesn't encourage things left in driveways.

I've heard of a place up near Aitkin that stores boats for either $10 or $20 per foot. I might consider that...I just prefer something a little closer.

I'd like to store it under my deck in the backyard. However, the boat is too heavy and doesn't roll very well on grass. Two guys can move it if they can get it started. I even bought a trailer dolly with the 12" knobby wheels and I still couldn't get it moving!

Anyone have any luck moving their boat/trailer across grass?

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bassman21

The state fairgrounds also does storage, you can drop them an email and they will send you the info. I thing its around $175ish on your size boat

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RobertELee

We store all of our boats at a place just outside of Hampton. The guy is great and if you want him to, he will winterize it for you. He is a mechanic at one of the boat dealerships in Hastings, and he will also fix any problems with the boat. The price is very good and we have never had any problems with security. If you are interested, drop me an email and I will get you the info. rlee002200(at)yahoo(dot)com

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8-Ball

Water Hazard-there you go, check w/ the fairgrounds... I don't think moving it on the grass would be a good thing next spring-probably do a number on your grass as the soil will be soft/moist and will/could kill a lot of your grass, IMO.

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Water Hazard

I checked on the MN State Fair storage. The information is all on their website.

The 2006-2007 storage rates are:

Units up to 20 ft.: $170

Units over 20 ft. up to 25 ft.: $210

Units over 25 ft up to 30 ft.: $260

Units over 30 ft up to 35 ft.: $310

Units over 35 ft.: $360

All units are measured tip-to-tip including tongue on trailers.

Thanks for the heads-up on this. I agree it probably isn't the best to be rolling the boat over my lawn (and with the way I drive sometimes, the neighbor's lawn too!).

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KOTTKE

there is mini storage west of mpls on hwy 7 in the town of Silver Lake 10' X 20' for $50/month, thats who we use.

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Jonesin4eyes

I have 12 acres in Prior Lake, I've been storing my boat out there for the last couple years with no problems- email if you are interested rkf67atHotmaildotcom. Haven't stored anyone elses before but I have plenty of room outside.

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mnrstrider

No better way to move a boat around in the yard than a 4 Wheeler.

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Panny

I got around to asking my neighor who stores boats and campers and he said he still has room. It is indoor storage. He is in the New Market area. I did not ask how much he charges but his phone number is 952-461-3365 and ask for Keith

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Ron S

Water Hazard, How far North are you willing to go, I've stored my boat and my sleds for the past few years at a place near Onaimia. Sounds far but you only go there 2-times a year. The price is GREAT. The storge is a 200 X 50 foot pole barn,Has a concrete floor and is very clean.

A simple deposit when you pick your boat up in the spring holds your spot for the next winter..

Let me know if you want more info..

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Water Hazard

Ron-

I am locked into storing the boat on the State Fair grounds this winter. It looks like it will be $210. It seems like a good fit since I live just north of Minneapolis.

Thank you for the information though! I appreciate it.

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tberrict

I'm looking for the guy who does the storage down by Hampton, and winterizes it too. Otherwise I can winterize it and if there is someone who stores them by Hastings for a reasonable price. I usually winterize my self, and drive it to Sommerset, but I don't feel like doing it this year.

you can post or email me at tberrict(at)aol(dot)com

Thanks!!

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RobertELee

You've got mail.

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