1x storage advice

1x storage advice

Post by Iain Cheyn » Sat, 24 Jul 2004 17:51:45


I have moved by a river and want to keep my single in my garden, but
protected from the weather.

Unfortunately, it will take too much space to have a rack and awning on a
wall, because of the width of the riggers and because there is a buttress
and tree against the wall.

I have a few alternatives, but I am not sure which is best. In order of
preference:

1. Keep the boat on trestles and cover it with a tarpaulin of some kind.
Would this be sufficient to keep it protected from the sun?

2. Hang the boat in rope loops, on its side, so that the riggers are
vertical. This would bring the boat closer to the wall and make covering it
easier. Would my single be strong enough for this?

3. Take off a rigger, so that I can keep the boat closer to the wall on a
rack and under an awning. I could then use wing nuts to***the rigger on
when I wanted to go for an outing.

4. Rack it at my nearest club, pay 400 a year, forget about it, get fat
and sell it in a couple of years time. :-S

Please advise me.

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Iain Cheyne

 
 
 

1x storage advice

Post by Brian Chapm » Thu, 29 Jul 2004 21:19:08

Quote:

> I have moved by a river and want to keep my single in my garden, but
> protected from the weather.

> Unfortunately, it will take too much space to have a rack and awning on a
> wall, because of the width of the riggers and because there is a buttress
> and tree against the wall.

> I have a few alternatives, but I am not sure which is best. In order of
> preference:

> 1. Keep the boat on trestles and cover it with a tarpaulin of some kind.
> Would this be sufficient to keep it protected from the sun?

> 2. Hang the boat in rope loops, on its side, so that the riggers are
> vertical. This would bring the boat closer to the wall and make covering it
> easier. Would my single be strong enough for this?

> 3. Take off a rigger, so that I can keep the boat closer to the wall on a
> rack and under an awning. I could then use wing nuts to***the rigger on
> when I wanted to go for an outing.

> 4. Rack it at my nearest club, pay 400 a year, forget about it, get fat
> and sell it in a couple of years time. :-S

> Please advise me.

Don't know where you are but 400 a year is a lot more than it costs
at our club in Chester, England.

A veteran lucky enough to have a riverside garden on the Dee keeps a
double on trestles with no cover. Can I suggest a couple of trestles
and invest in a boat cover. janousek and empacher both do them.

 
 
 

1x storage advice

Post by Iain Cheyn » Sat, 31 Jul 2004 19:09:43



Quote:


>> I have moved by a river and want to keep my single in my garden, but
>> protected from the weather.
> Don't know where you are but 400 a year is a lot more than it costs
> at our club in Chester, England.

I live on the Tideway...

Quote:
> A veteran lucky enough to have a riverside garden on the Dee keeps a
> double on trestles with no cover. Can I suggest a couple of trestles
> and invest in a boat cover. janousek and empacher both do them.

Thanks for this reassurance - I really appreciate it. I'll do just that.

--
Iain Cheyne