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 Posted: Mon Jan 18th, 2021 07:24 am
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Bester
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Good morning guys, I am planning to build a boat garage and would like to hear from anyone who has done this before on what to consider and lessons learned.
I currently have a Seacat 565FC, but considering to build it longer (10m) if I can get approval to exceed building restrictions.
Any advise, pointers, suggestions is welcome.

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 Posted: Mon Jan 18th, 2021 03:26 pm
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The big one is that the garage is in an easy location to reverse into and pull out - nothing worse than a 12 point turn at the end of a long day and wide enough that you can change the bearings in the garage.

If you have a t top, preferably the garage door height is sufficient that you don’t have to fold down each time. Secondly, consider making the garage ‘wet’ . Have a drain or two and tap installed in the garage meaning that you can wash the boat in the garage if you get back late and want to see what you doing without fumbling in the dark, also, means that you can run the engines in the garage without having to pull the boat out if you want to warm them up etc. and not waking up the neighbors

A stainless steel sink is handy to rinse stuff as well - might be better outside with a light to clean fish on . A few electric sockets as well if you want to have a bait freezer and battery charger.

Also consider, if you were to change boat and go bigger, would it still fit in the garage? Would be a huge pain if you had to extend another meter or the garage was too narrow.

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 Posted: Tue Jan 19th, 2021 01:40 pm
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Bester
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Mana: 
Thanks Snack, some good pointers.

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 Posted: Tue Jan 26th, 2021 05:25 pm
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Eva Diva
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Mana: 
Didn't do a garage, but did a custom carport specifically to fit my boat. Agree with all snack said, I also fitted two water points and 2 elec plug sockets above the boat, so hose and any elec cables just hang down from the ''ceiling'', neatly out the way and nothing to trip over

Ease of reversing boat in and taking out is definitely key. Makes it very easy to just start and pull out in the morning, only bait and food/drinks to pack

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