Taking your boat out on the lake is one of the best feelings during the summer. There is a very good possibility that the best part of your year is summer because you get to go out on the lake. Well, fall is just a short few weeks away and you do not know what you are going to do with your boat. You have a nice boat cover, but you know that is not a long term storage solution. Well, there are long term boat storage units that are available. Here are a few tips for you when looking at storing your boat long term.
Location Is Key
There are a lot of people that will think that they need to find the cheapest place to store their boat. Well yes, price should be considered but it should not be your deciding factor. Consider the amount of time and gas it takes to haul your boat from place to place. If you find a storage unit that is cheaper by a few hundred dollars, but it takes more than that to transfer your boat back and forth to the lake, it does not make sense to go with the cheaper storage. You are much better off to find a place that is close to the dock where you like to hit the lake.
Understand The Lease Terms
Nobody likes to read the fine print when it comes to lease agreements, but when renting a boat storage space, you may want to take the time to read the fine print. It honestly will not take you a very long time to read through the entire agreement, but then at least you know that you will not get caught off guard. You need to know exactly what type of lease that you are getting into. Most leases are going to be there for the protection of the storage manager, but the lease will also protect you in many ways.
One thing to consider is the security of the storage unit. The good news is that most boat storage units are going to be very secure. They will have security cameras, fences, and great locks, This simply makes the off season a little less stressful to you because you can know that your boat is in a safe place and that it is just waiting for it to be summer.