While you may love bass fishing, unfortunately, you can’t take your boat out every day. That means you’ll need somewhere to store it while not in use to help maintain its condition. Luckily, we have plenty of bass boat storage ideas for you to protect your boat, and we’ll walk through a few of the most popular choices below.
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The Off-Property Option
Before getting into the different ways you can store your bass boat at home, let’s first talk about the idea of storing your boat somewhere else. Specifically, using a storage facility that has boat/RV storage spots available. This approach is certainly a viable option for those who don’t have space available at home to store their boat, but it does come with some significant drawbacks, such as the following:
- Ongoing cost. When you store your boat at a storage facility, you’ll be paying that monthly fee for however long you own the boat. Investing in a storage solution on your own property comes with an upfront cost, but you’ll enjoy savings in the long run by avoiding the monthly expense.
- Your boat isn’t at home. Sure, you can go pick up the boat when you are ready to take a trip, but what about when you just want to work on the boat for a few minutes? Whether you want to clean it or make a small repair, you’ll have to head off to the storage facility to make it happen.
- Unpack every time. You won’t want to leave any of your fishing gear in the boat when you park it at a storage facility. If you store your boat at home, you might be able to keep a few things inside, especially if you park inside an enclosed and locked garage.
In the end, while off-site storage is a necessary choice for some people, it shouldn’t be your first option. If possible, storing your boat on your own property is the way to go.
As another option, you could simply park your boat on an open space on your property and leave it out in the elements. With a cover placed over the boat, it would probably fare pretty well as the seasons come and go. This approach does work, but again, it has some drawbacks to consider.
For one thing, you’ll need to put the cover on each time, and the condition of that cover will likely deteriorate pretty quickly as a result of being exposed to the elements so regularly. That means you’ll have to replace the cover at some point, and you might get tired of taking it on and off. Also, even with a cover on the boat, it will still be exposed to more of the elements than with some of the other options we have listed below. If you’d like to keep your boat in the best possible condition, parking outside should only be your choice when no other options are viable.
Add a Carport to Your Property
If you’d like to store your boat under cover without making a big financial investment, go with a metal carport. These are affordable structures that offer protection from elements like rain and snow. You can even add a wall to one side if you would like to protect against the prevailing wind.
With this approach, you may still decide to put your boat’s cover on when it is parked for long periods of time, but that cover won’t have to do nearly as much work. The roof of the carport will offer the bulk of the protection, and your boat should remain in nice condition well into the future as a result.
A Detached, Enclosed Garage
This is the ultimate bass boat storage option. Building a metal garage that is detached from your home will provide your boat its own place to live. You won’t need to put the cover on when it is parked, since the boat is inside. Also, if you lock up the garage, you may feel comfortable leaving some of your fishing equipment in the boat. With this approach, there will be very little standing in your way each time you want to head to the local lake – just hook up your hitch and be on your way.
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Out of all of the bass boat storage ideas, a metal structure from American Carports, Inc. is the best option. Whether you go with a simple carport or an enclosed detached garage, you’ll have a great place to park your boat between fishing trips. Not only do our structures make for an excellent storage solution, but they are also affordable and can be constructed quickly. Customize your new structure today!