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  • Pros vs Cons of Renting A Boat Slip

    Posted by japinson on August 28, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    At my wife’s urging, I have been considering renting a boat slip at the marina to keep my 17 ft aluminum Triton. She loves to fish with me but for safety reasons dreads the entire process of towing, loading, and unloading the boat. We fish exclusively at Percy Priest so having the boat stored there 100% of the time is not an issue. Just wondering if anyone on this forum keeps their bass boat at the marina and, if so, what are the pros and cons? Particularly interested in security issues, having boat somewhat out in the elements round the clock, issues with pollen, bird droppings, etc. I am sure there is a lot more to consider so thanks for your insights.

    Brian replied 5 years, 8 months ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • dallman

    August 28, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    I kept mine at CubaLanding for the last 5 years. I did keep a tarp over the boat to help keep it cleaner. I’m currently on a waiting list for a slip at Fate Sanders. I prefer keeping the boat in the water vise dragging it back and forth. The reason I left Cuba Landing was the Asian carp.


  • Wayne

    August 29, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    I keep my 19 ft aluminum boat at Elm Hill and am very pleased with the marina.

    But I keep my boat on a HydroHoist lift and keep it covered at all times. I would not leave it sitting in the water because of all the grunge that will quickly grow on bottom and on your motor.

    also you must should it covered or bird droppings, etc can be a mess.

  • davidwise

    September 6, 2018 at 1:37 am

    I keep my 20′ Triton at Four Corners. Much of the dock is new, the people are great and it is easy to get a couple of hours of fishing in after work. Key points for me: (1) Get a covered slip longer than the boat and motor (keeps it dryer in the rain), (2) get a spot not on an end so the side rain does not get to the boat, (3) keep it covered, (4) security is good, but I take my removable electronics, rods and tackle home each night, (5) spiders can be pesky so I put Downy dryer sheets in the storage compartments and dark places (works like a champ and smells good), and (6) take it out once a month to clean the bottom. It’s 15 minutes from my office, but an hour from home so it saves a lot of time on the weekends.

  • Brian

    September 6, 2018 at 3:33 am

    I love having my pontoons at Fate Sanders! All I got to do is bring a few rods and jump in the boat. However, I thoroughly enjoy having my bassboat in my garage! I can work on my gear, clean it, and get things ready for my next trip. I’ve had no trouble with thieves at the dock…..Thank goodness

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