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    Posted: 30†April†2018 at 5:09pm
Does anyone have any experience of keeping their boat in a Dry Stack? I was looking at prices around Portsmouth and price per metre doesn't seem very different to a pontoon. I thought it would be significantly cheaper ! Any thoughts on pros and cons
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Pro - no antifouling. More secure (if it is in a high rack). Less weathering when not in use (being out of the water). I can think of plenty of cons though, so it wouldn't be for me. For example, more liable to damage as it is moved in and out. Have to rely on the yard to do what they are asked (I have heard of boats not launched when they should have been); can't easily access the boat between trips for maintenance; unless the yard has a 24x7 no notice launch, you can't use the boat on a whim; can't run the engine unless it is in the water; more likely to freeze water inside the boat/engine in winter when on land. But I am sure there are people who use the service and prefer it!
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I keep my boat on dry stack at Gosport and found it works very well for me just give them a call the day before although we had been down on a whim of a saturday and asked to be launched and has been done with in the hour, No problem if you need to work on the boat just ask for it to be put on a ground rack.
Perhaps if I lived closer to the boat and was able to nip down in a few minutes a mooring would be better.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ahab Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01†May†2018 at 10:39am
I had this dilemma last march when I had to decide on how to keep my new   boat dry stack or   marina pontoon   what swung it for me to put it in southsea marina   was the   fact   that even on days when im out fishing I can still go down potter about   with a coffee   and put new marks in the gps   or just enjoy the social side of cleaning polishing   there is always   other fisher folk   that will come along for a chat or a beer   sat on there boats
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Thanks guysSize. I live in SW London so even with the after burners on its an hour to Port Solent/Trafalgar Wharf or Northney (Hindhead Tunnel has made a huge difference). Difficult for me to just nip over to a boat. Lot of thinking to do !
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I live beaulah spa nr crystal palace you so right about the tunnel
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Iím a big fan of dry stack. Currently at Gosport marina. Lots of pros such as no anti fouling and can work on boat whenever I like. I live an hour away so most trips have to be considered but would spend more time sitting on the boat if it was on a pontoon. Carefull planning needed if I decide to go out early as boats only launched up until 5 previous evening and 9 in the morning. Sometimes a bit tight on the dry stack pontoon at Gosport premier but usually someone around to help if you are on your own
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Also live in London, Pinner, personally like the lack of planning needed by having the boat in the water. Spend the rest of my life planning stuff so prefer the no worries of just bein* able to go down get and go...
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