Looking for rack storage around NYC

Looking for rack storage around NYC

Post by ktarrac » Tue, 11 Oct 2005 09:11:12


Hoping someone can point me in the right direction.  I recently
relocated to New York City and am looking for a marina, preferably on
the Long Island Sound, that has a dry rack storage facility where I can
put a 28' powerboat.  If possible, I'd like the marina to be within an
hour of the City.  If anyone can offer any information, I'd appreciate
it.
 
 
 

Looking for rack storage around NYC

Post by John » Tue, 11 Oct 2005 13:52:32

Indoor storage - I had my boat in a high and dry marina in Freeport at
Al Grovers (516-546-8880). Not the sound though. It's on the south
shore which I think is nicer than the sound anyways. After 12 years, my
boat still looked new - no bottom painting, no sun faded gelcoat and
canvas, no water-line stains, no electrolisys, no annual zincs
replacements, no galvanic corrosion, no storm damage, no stolen stuff,
no need to remove electronics or tackle.
I dealt with the owner's son, Dante, who manages the marina. They
treated my boat like it was their own. If I still lived in NY, I would
still be there. One price stores your boat for 12 months Indoors! It
was cheaper than a conventional marina. No mandatory winterization or
painting like some marinas. Hotel next door. Long Island's best seafood
restaurants nearby. Easy access from the Meadowbrook Parkway.

Blue Water Yacht Club in Merrick - I've never seen boats that big in
their racks. Indoor Storage. I didn't like their mandatory
winterization and bottom painting policy.

There are also a few in Seaford, but they're outdoors and further away.

John

 
 
 

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Post by Doug Kante » Wed, 12 Oct 2005 01:07:58


Quote:
> Indoor storage - I had my boat in a high and dry marina in Freeport at
> Al Grovers (516-546-8880). Not the sound though. It's on the south
> shore which I think is nicer than the sound anyways. After 12 years, my
> boat still looked new - no bottom painting, no sun faded gelcoat and
> canvas, no water-line stains, no electrolisys, no annual zincs
> replacements, no galvanic corrosion, no storm damage, no stolen stuff,
> no need to remove electronics or tackle.
> I dealt with the owner's son, Dante, who manages the marina. They
> treated my boat like it was their own. If I still lived in NY, I would
> still be there. One price stores your boat for 12 months Indoors! It
> was cheaper than a conventional marina. No mandatory winterization or
> painting like some marinas. Hotel next door. Long Island's best seafood
> restaurants nearby. Easy access from the Meadowbrook Parkway.

> Blue Water Yacht Club in Merrick - I've never seen boats that big in
> their racks. Indoor Storage. I didn't like their mandatory
> winterization and bottom painting policy.

> There are also a few in Seaford, but they're outdoors and further away.

> John

I agree with everything you've said, especially the nearby seafood. But,
more to the OP's requirements, what about City Island? Is that marina
territory, or not a place you'd want to park your boat unless you had
private security guards? (I haven't been there in 25 years).

 
 
 

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Post by John » Wed, 12 Oct 2005 02:26:56

I went to City Island a few years ago. I hadn't been there in many
years. We used to eat at a restaurant called Ann's Harbor. The food in
City Island is excellent too. The area has changed a lot. If indoor
storage could be found, it might be ok. I don't know if I would be
comfortable leaving my boat there outdoors.  If the original poster
lives in the Bronx, it might be worth a look. He may also try a little
further north, either in Westchester or Connecticut.

 But, if he lives in Queens or Brooklyn, he has to pay a toll to cross
the Triboro, Throgs Neck, or the Whitestone Bridges to get to the
Bronx. If you are in Queens, check out the Howard Beach area. If you
are in Brooklyn, check out the Sheepshead Bay area. I do not know if
rack storage is available there.

I just like the Jones Beach area much better. The atmosphere of the
Nautical Mile in Freeport also attracted me. I live in the Soutwest
now. When I head back to NY, I still go to Freeport for fish.

John

John

 
 
 

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Post by John » Wed, 12 Oct 2005 09:19:30

just the right balance of beam and draft.

John

 
 
 

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Post by ktarrac » Wed, 12 Oct 2005 12:13:04

Appreciate all of the input, I'll definitely look into the places
mentioned.  I actually live on the upper east side of Manhattan and had
the chance to get out to City Island earlier this year.  I spent a day
walking around the island trying to get a feel for it, didn't seem like
a bad place.  I noticed that Minneford Marina had outdoor racks for
boats but I'm not sure what sizes they can handle.  However, it did
seem like the marina had lots of boater activity and decent security.
I didn't see any other racks on City Island.  I'm open to both indoor
and outdoor rack storage so if anyone thinks of anywhere else, please
let me know.
 
 
 

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Post by Doug Kante » Wed, 12 Oct 2005 21:57:46


Quote:
> Appreciate all of the input, I'll definitely look into the places
> mentioned.  I actually live on the upper east side of Manhattan and had
> the chance to get out to City Island earlier this year.  I spent a day
> walking around the island trying to get a feel for it, didn't seem like
> a bad place.  I noticed that Minneford Marina had outdoor racks for
> boats but I'm not sure what sizes they can handle.  However, it did
> seem like the marina had lots of boater activity and decent security.
> I didn't see any other racks on City Island.  I'm open to both indoor
> and outdoor rack storage so if anyone thinks of anywhere else, please
> let me know.

Even with the best security, I'd still remove electronics mounted on
brackets and stash it somewhere. Thieves manage to get around the most well
designed car alarms, so a boat is easy pickins.
 
 
 

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Post by Eisboc » Wed, 12 Oct 2005 22:01:17


Quote:

> Even with the best security, I'd still remove electronics mounted on
> brackets and stash it somewhere. Thieves manage to get around the most
> well designed car alarms, so a boat is easy pickins.

And they *love" chips for chartplotters.

Don't go home without 'em.

Eisboch

 
 
 

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Post by John » Wed, 12 Oct 2005 23:40:52

Since you're on the upper east side, check out the World's Fair Marina.
I'm not sure if it's still called that. It's the marina on the Grand
Central Parkway, just east of LaGuardia Airport. It's 5 minutes past
the Triboro Bridge.

If you choose City Island in the Bronx, you can head uptown and cross
one of the free bridges (3rd Avenue, Willis Avenue).

You could always stay in Manhattan. The 79th Street Pier charges about
$95 per foot for year round storage. There are also marinas in Jersey
(Hoboken and Jersey City) and in Westchester (New Rochelle). I don't
know which of these may have rack storage.

 
 
 

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Post by waynebatrecdotbo.. » Thu, 13 Oct 2005 07:07:47

Check out Rex Marine in Norwalk, CT.  They are within walking distance
of the Metro North (New Haven Line) train station and are good folks to
do business with.  I kept my 24 ft I/O there for many years with no
problems.

http://www.rexmarine.com/

 
 
 

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Post by John » Thu, 13 Oct 2005 09:52:19

Good idea, Norwalk is a beautiful area. Narwalk is a short ride on
Metro North.
John
 
 
 

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Post by ktarrac » Thu, 13 Oct 2005 23:02:03

Has anyone heard of Locust Point Marina/Hammonds Cove?  I believe it's
located in the Bronx just south of the Throggs Neck Bridge.
Supposedly, they have rack storage but I'm not sure whether it's indoor
our outdoor.  Is anyone familiar with that marina or does anyone know
what it's like in that area?
 
 
 

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Post by John » Fri, 14 Oct 2005 00:03:11

The Throgs Neck area in the Bronx is a beautiful area. It's in the
middle of a residential area. It's the same waters you'd be cruising
from City Island. That area is the nicest part of the Bronx.

John