If you live in an apartment and have always dreamed of owning a motor boat, your small confines and lack of parking space may make it seem impractical to purchase your own watercraft. A reliable vehicle, trailer, storage containers, and self storage-unit, however, are all you need to make it possible for you to haul your personal watercraft to and from the water and ensure that it is secure when you are not around.
Shop For A Boat
You will likely want to purchase a motorboat that is ready to be used as soon as it is pulled off of the showroom floor or the property of it its previous owner. If you purchase a new boat, you won't have to worry about mechanical problems, but you will have to keep in mind that the watercraft may put you back financially if you don't have a lot of money saved for the purchase.
A compact, pre-owned motorboat is your best bet. Before purchasing a boat, do your homework to discover underlying problems that exist. It doesn't hurt to bring someone mechanically inclined along with you when shopping for a boat. By having moral support and a advisor available, you won't feel pressured into buying something that you are not fully sure about.
After making a decision, obtain the measurements of the watercraft and ask the owner if you may temporarily leave the boat at its current location until you have purchased accessories for the watercraft and obtained a storage unit.
Purchase a trailer, cover, storage containers, safety equipment, and navigation devices. The cover can be placed over the boat while it is being transported to and from the water. The fabric will prevent dust or loose debris from coming into contact with the boat. Storage containers can be kept on your boat's deck.
Fill the containers with all of the equipment that you will need each time that you are out on the boat. Small containers that will fit in the boat's cargo area or under the seats is your best bet. The containers will also come in handy when the boat is in storage. Simply keep the containers filled and inside of the boat so that after you bring your boat out of storage, you can quickly hook it up to the trailer and take it out to the water.
Secure A Rental Unit
Call rental facilities to determine which ones rent out units that are large enough for the boat that you are purchasing. Make sure that the rental unit that you choose is climate-controlled and that adequate security is provided.
Take a look at the outside of the units so that you can view the parking area and be sure that you will have plenty of room to back your vehicle into the lot when you are ready to unload your boat next to the rental unit's door. After securing the unit, go and pick up your new watercraft and safely store it inside of the rental unit until you are ready to take your boat out onto the water. To learn more, contact a rental unit like Pelahatchie Bay Mini Storage.