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Do you trailer your boat or have a slip?

Discussion in 'Polls' started by TechRider, Apr 15, 2014.

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Do you trailer your boat or have a slip?

  1. I leave my boat at a slip or dock for the season

    45 vote(s)
    29.0%
  2. I trailer my boat every time, like having it at home

    94 vote(s)
    60.6%
  3. Both, but mostly trailer

    2 vote(s)
    1.3%
  4. Both, but mostly leave at a slip

    14 vote(s)
    9.0%
  1. Jim Robeson

    Jim Robeson Jetboaters Lieutenant

    Messages:
    1,289
    Location:
    Springfield, Missouri
    Ratings:
    +780 / 2
    Boat Make:
    Other
    Year:
    2000
    Boat Model:
    Other
    Boat Length:
    34
    I used dry stack before I sold my Yamaha. Loved it!! Called them an hour before I got there and it was already in the water when I got there. I'm sure if I would have paid a little more they would have had it uncovered and the bimini up too!
     
  2. zipper

    zipper Jet Boat Addict

    Messages:
    316
    Location:
    Milton, Vermont Lake Champlain
    Ratings:
    +281 / 11
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2007
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    23
    Mostly wet slip on the lake in Malletts Bay. But do trailer to other lakes or other parts of the big lake, to clean hull during the season and to fuel up at a gas station. No fueling up allowed on the dock.
     
  3. 2nazt

    2nazt Jet Boat Junkie

    Messages:
    1,301
    Location:
    Port St. Lucie, FL
    Ratings:
    +924 / 9
    Boat Make:
    Tidewater
    Year:
    2010
    Boat Model:
    Other
    Boat Length:
    23
    Trailer as I like being able to decide where to launch from, and lets me work on it at home etc. If/when I go bigger I will strongly consider high and dry though.
     
  4. VONCE

    VONCE Active Member

    Messages:
    157
    Location:
    Dayton, OH
    Ratings:
    +69 / 2
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2006
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    21
    Trailer for me. I'd love to wake up in the morning, walk down to my boat dock, lower my boat in the water, and drive my boat to get some breakfast with the wife. But instead, I live in a city where my neighbors can hear me fart and I store my boat in my back yard. :( It's nice having it close by so I can work on it though! One thing I miss about my runabout was how easy it was to tow and store. It was a 17 foot ski boat. I could back it into the garage with my car still parked in the garage. I had a few markers so I knew exactly where to go and when to stop. Rain, shine, dark, whatever. It was never too difficult and only took a few seconds. Didn't have to deal with a cover. Closed the garage and I was good til the next outing. The 210 is a little more of a chore. Guess I need a bigger garage, a bigger lake, a bigger... something.
     
  5. T. Turner

    T. Turner Member

    Messages:
    70
    Location:
    Keller, Tx
    Ratings:
    +68 / 1
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    I trailer my boat to several different lakes in DFW. But last Sunday when it took us an hour to hook up the boat and load up everything the wife turned to me and said the magic words, "We need a slip at the marina."

    Unfortunately we will have to wait till next year when she is finshed with her Masters degree and we dont have to pay for classes anymore. So trailer for this year and we will reassess things at tbe beginning of next year.
     
  6. DieselCamel

    DieselCamel Jet Boat Junkie

    Messages:
    531
    Location:
    Punta Gorda, FL
    Ratings:
    +659 / 2
    Boat Make:
    World Cat
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    Other
    Boat Length:
    23
    I don't Trailer as much as I used to as Lake Gulf of Mexico is slightly larger that I'm used to

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  7. jawsf16

    jawsf16 Jetboaters Commander

    Messages:
    1,603
    Location:
    Prosper, TX
    Ratings:
    +1,148 / 15
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2010
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    We used to trailer all over Texas and Oklahoma and now have a slip and lift at Highport on Texoma. Now I don't even like thinking about trailering!
     
  8. LeeFlan7

    LeeFlan7 Active Member

    Messages:
    117
    Location:
    Bucks County, PA
    Ratings:
    +74 / 1
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    SX
    Boat Length:
    21
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    The view from my "Summer house"
     
  9. Mainah

    Mainah Jetboaters Lieutenant

    Messages:
    1,074
    Location:
    Maine
    Ratings:
    +1,075 / 5
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    I was going to dry stack this year but my wife convinced me to wetslip so if we decide to hang out late with other folks at the marina we can. Also if after dinner we decide to go for a quick sunset cruise with some wine we can ( with the marina 8 minutes down the road).

    The two big upsides to trailering is fueling on the way for cheap while avoiding marina lines and easy cleaning after every outing. The biggest downside to trailering once you get good at it is busy ramps. Shoot even just one person who does not have a clue can make the ramp a test of patience.
     
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  10. MattFX4

    MattFX4 Jet Boat Addict

    Messages:
    771
    Location:
    Acworth, GA
    Ratings:
    +570 / 20
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    Trailered last year, and really didn't mind it that much with the exception of a few times. Just put boat in wet slip the other week for this season. Going to give it a try and compare the two. Biggest negative I have seen so far is not having the boat at home to clean and work on. I am going to pull it here in a few weeks so I can install tower speakers at my house. The slip is nice because we can hop in car at anytime and head down to the marina and the boat is ready to go. I went out on the boat the other day by myself, and that would of been a pain if I had to trailer.

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  11. eticket

    eticket Jet Boat Addict

    Messages:
    188
    Location:
    55356
    Ratings:
    +291 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    X
    Boat Length:
    21
    I started with the idea that I would trailer, but after a few trips trying to find parking around a crowded metro lake and getting the boat back into the garage (212x "old" tower) it soon became clear that we were not going to use the boat much without a better mousetrap. I rented a private dock the last two seasons, huge improvement but still some downside as there was no lift and being wet brings some extra maintenance with it and concern about batteries/bilge pump function, etc. The private slip was not available this year so instead I signed up with a marina for warehouse rack service. It is damn expensive but should be super convenient to have the boat ready to go when I show up (versus dealing with my mooring cover first). I will also have access to a bathroom, gas and ice right there. The downside is now I can't work on the boat during the season unless I pull it home.

    I can't wait for the season to start and to end my first trip by tying up to the dock and walking away!
     
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  12. Bennie

    Bennie Jet Boat Junkie

    Messages:
    983
    Location:
    Loxley, AL
    Ratings:
    +671 / 1
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    Currently we trailer as we live about 30 min north of our ramp into the local waters. (ICW and Gulf of Mexico). Nice to have the boat at home for general care & maintenance.

    But we are looking at buying a condo when our current home sells - a condo with a boat lift. Would be very nice to have the boat right there and as @Mainah @MattFX4 mentioned we are wanting that last minute ability. (and I wouldn't mind that solo option either).

    Would still need the trailer close though as we like to travel to PCB, FL a few times a year to hang out with family and take the boats out.
     
  13. tocelli

    tocelli Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    91
    Location:
    Little Elm, Texas
    Ratings:
    +51 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2014
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    Have always trailered in the past as we lived about an hour from the lake. Now we are moving from Kentucky to North Dallas area and we will be 15 minutes from the marina so will be in a slip on a lift. Looking forward to being so much closer and using the boat more this year. Should be easier to go and just go for a cruise in the evenings.
     
  14. Bob S

    Bob S Member

    Messages:
    24
    Location:
    Fort Mill SC
    Ratings:
    +25 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    SX
    Boat Length:
    21
    I may be late to this post but it has been very interesting. I dry stack my boat. Indoors all the time when I not using it keeps it cleaner. I call ahead and it's in the water when I get there. When I'm done, I pull up to the dock, put the cover on and they put it I my spot until I come back. My HOA doesn't allow for boats on the property's so I can't keep it a my house anyway. I may sound spoiled but it is very convenient.
     

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