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    I'd love to see some unique garages/places people store their MasterCraft.

    The hardest thing about owning my boat isn't the gas money, it's getting it in and out. My boat should have come with a shoe horn. There is a lot of manuvering back and forth over and over. I had to put on a lift kit (convex springs) and it still scrapes a little.

    Some envy those with nice docks. I can't wait to move. I just wish I had a normal driveway!
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    a few more minutes go by
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    • #3
      just a little longer
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      • #4
        Saturday was easy. There are usually more cars back here. "Roll it in and out", you might think. But a 1' rise over 6' is a steep grade and would send this boat slaming through my alley neighbors garage door. I'm nearly touching it with my bumper in the above shot.
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        • #5



          means to say...........

          I have no garage



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          • #6
            I think I would try and put that baby away by hand. I see their is a bit of an incline their but if your wife or a friend were there to help you, you could probably manage it without doing a 74 point turn.
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            • #7
              Definate pain in the ***! Have you ever thought of installing a ball on the front of your truck?? It would make manuvering much easier. On a side note, my garage is up on a hill. When I pull the Corvette in the garage, there is less than a 3/8" between the rocker panel and the drive way when the car is half the way in.

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              • #8
                Mag,

                If you don't already have one you need the t-shirt that says: "He who dies with the most toys wins."
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mag_Red
                  Definate pain in the ***! Have you ever thought of installing a ball on the front of your truck?? It would make manuvering much easier.....
                  I'll second that one. Putting it on the front, you may be able to put it in with 1/2 the turns once you're used to it.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jimmer2880
                    I'll second that one. Putting it on the front, you may be able to put it in with 1/2 the turns once you're used to it.
                    I had a simular problem once.
                    I used a $100 Garden Tractor that I picked up at a yard sale. It made it much easier.
                    Wish I still had that problem, don't have a garage now.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Powerslot82
                      I had a simular problem once.
                      I used a $100 Garden Tractor that I picked up at a yard sale. It made it much easier.
                      Wish I still had that problem, don't have a garage now.
                      A small tractor or a 4 wheeler would help, anything smaller.
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                      • #12
                        I have a Honda Rancher 4 -wheeler and I'm not sure it would be a big help. All of that weight in the back will lift the front wheels and make it tougher to steer.
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                        • #13
                          Like powerslot82 says, get a cheap garden tractor and back it right in.

                          Just imagine if your SUV was only 5 feet long!
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                          • #14
                            No way a garden tractor would get my boat up my driveway (but I feel fortunate looking at Ryan's pictures.

                            Best thing I ever did was follow NSXBill's example and mark the parked boat's position in my garage with tape, with straight lines coming forward from that point. I can now put it 97% in with no spotter, then roll it back to the point just before it hits the wall.

                            /boat has to go in at an angle. Cars sleep in the driveway.
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                            • #15
                              I wish that you could find a storage unit that has tall doors, so I don't have to put the tower down everytime. Next time I build a house I am adding a 12 ft door. That should solve my problem.
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