The Advantages of Indoor Boat Storage

The Advantages of Indoor Boat Storage
Where to store a boat when not in use is a complicated decision every boat owner must make. Boat owners must consider the advantages of indoor storage and if they will benefit their specific boat, climate, and investment.

Oxidation Protection

Storing a boat indoors protects it from the elements like rain, sunlight, and wind. Keeping a boat dry minimizes oxidation on the hull's gel coat, prevents rust on any metal parts on the boat, and prolongs the life of any canvas covers.

Vandalism

A boat storage facility can be locked and protected against thieves and vandals.

Cost

Indoor storage facilities tend to be more expensive than outdoor boat storage. Depending on the investment put into a boat, storing your boat indoors can be an economical decision, if the costs saved in maintenance and repairs from outdoor damage surpass the cost of storage.

Cleanliness

Storing a boat indoors protects it from dirt, mold, mildew, and dust build up. It will keep a boat looking new and ready for immediate use when ready.

Ice

Ice build up, which is worse in colder temperatures and higher altitudes, can damage a boat. Indoor storage facilities, sometimes temperature controlled, can prevent ice from forming by keeping the temperature up and eliminating moisture.

Article Written By Tommy Doc

Tommy Doc is a 2007 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and an aspiring Internet entrepreneur. He was the sports editor for "The Pennsylvania Independent" while attaining his bachelor's degree in communications and environmental science. Doc is from Atlantic City, N.J. but has lived in Philadelphia, San Diego, New York and currently resides in Austin, Texas.

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