>Have any of you ever kept a boat in one of those High & Dry indoor rack
>It seems like a good idea but I'm sure there are some cons to it.
>Fork lift not available
>Damage to Boat ...ETC.
>I'd appreciate hearing your stories.
I have been it rack storage since 1996. I currently own a 30' boat that is rack
stored. Yes you are limited to the hours they are open. However at my marina
there are about a dozen docks that are for those of us who rack store to use. I
have kept my boat in the water as long a 2 weeks with no problems. The longest
I have had to wait to get the boat out of the rack and into the water is 12
Some of the pros:
The boat tends to stay cleaner just gets dusty from the hi-lo's running in and
The boat is out of the weather except for the time you are using it. It tends
to look newer longer as it is not exposed to the suns damaging rays.
Some of the cons:
Hours are limited to those the marina is open.
Boats above you can and do leak fluids down onto your boat. Where they keep
mine it is in the contract that if your boat leaks onto boats below you it must
be fixed ASAP after being reported.
There is always a risk for damage since boats are being handled several times a
season. I did have some gelcoat damage to my last boat caused by them and it
was repaired within a week after I reported it to them.
Like Harry said in his reply check out some places first and watch how they
handle the boats and talk to customers about the facility.
I love rack and launch, it works for me.