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Old 13-12-2013, 15:37   #1
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Houston/Galveston, TX area boat storage?

Hi all,
I'm finally ready to move my boat from S. New Mexico to the Houston, TX area. I am having trouble finding a place that can sling it and put it on stands and is strictly a storage facility. I am relocating to northwest Houston and will need some time to get settled before I get back to working on the boat so I would prefer just storage instead of paying for yard space at ~$40 a day!!

Does anyone out there have any suggestions?

The boat is a C36 and weighs in at ~14k


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Old 13-12-2013, 15:43   #2
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Re: Houston/Galveston, TX area boat storage?

I might also be interested in a rent to own or just rental trailer to keep it on for a few months if anyone has anything like that.
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Old 13-12-2013, 16:12   #3
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Re: Houston/Galveston, TX area boat storage?

the only place I'm aware of that seems to offer normal long term storage is this

https://www.google.com/maps/preview#...JBiA!2e0&fid=5

they're across the street from banks sails, so maybe a call to Banks could get you the phone number of this place.

Otherwise try Hillmans marine, they have had several boats out there for a really long time.
https://www.google.com/maps/preview#...4!2i768!4f13.1
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Old 13-12-2013, 16:17   #4
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Re: Houston/Galveston, TX area boat storage?

Thanks Sailmonkey I'll give them a shot!
I dont really need to store it long, 6 mos. at most. I just need a little time to get settled in Houston and recoup some of the cost of the move.
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Old 25-12-2013, 18:45   #5
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Re: Houston/Galveston, TX area boat storage?

I had a hard time finding storage on the hard for our boat due to the limited amount of real estate. It was cheaper - and more typical - to store ours in the water. In case it's helpful to you, here's my rundown of shopping for storage space for hurricane season: Coming to America, Part 2; Hurricane Prep in TexasSo Many Beaches
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Old 25-12-2013, 22:55   #6
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If you're still looking let me know. I know just the place in San Leon.
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Old 26-12-2013, 15:25   #7
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Re: Houston/Galveston, TX area boat storage?

Wow that site is awesome SMB!! I hope I get the opportunity to meet you guys at some point!

El Gato, I'm still looking but I think, for the next few months at least, I am just going to store her in NM. There is a local yard that will keep her for $25 a month. That way I can get relocated and bring her down when I get back to working regular and all. I would still be interested to hear about that place in san leon though if you dont mind.


I will be so glad when I can move back aboard.
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Well $25 is pretty close to free!

We need to do a Texas Coast meet up.
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Re: Houston/Galveston, TX area boat storage?

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Well $25 is pretty close to free!

We need to do a Texas Coast meet up.
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Re: Houston/Galveston, TX area boat storage?

Yeah for 25 bucks a month and that much less stress right now is too good to pass up! I second the motion for a meet up! Tx is home for me but I dont personally know but one sailor there!
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...but I dont personally know but one sailor there!
Spoken as only a Texan could
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Lol, I try to speak/type proper english but the texan in me is as stubborn as the day is long.
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Re: Houston/Galveston, TX area boat storage?

Hey, I'm a Texan, and a sailor. Problem is that I don't live in Texas at the present. I have been paying attention to this thread, though. We've been wondering what it would be like to sail our boat from the Turks and Caicos Islands to the Galveston area, and finding a place to put it on the hard during hurricane season.
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Re: Houston/Galveston, TX area boat storage?

Well a couple of things I've discovered are:
Clear lake is apparently an excellent place to run aground for all but the shallowest draught sailboats.
It costs about the same for a decent slip as it does to store your boat on the hard.
Most storage places do not have a way to remove your boat from a trailer so you need your own or a cradle.
Note: This is just what I have heard from others.

Please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
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Re: Houston/Galveston, TX area boat storage?

Correction: TEXAS is a great place to run aground...period. This is shallow water sailing and if you've got a fixed keel you're going to have to learn where and where not to sail. Both my boats measure draft in inches for a reason. But don't take that too negatively, I sailed a 4.5' draft keel boat for years vary happily. Just think of Tow Boat US as an investment with a gauranteed return, rather than insurance you may never need.

In Clear Lake we are a very fun group of sailors, lots of activities and plenty of room to roam. There are only a few destinations nearby though, so your outlook may be different depending on you experience. Honestly, I have never known anyone to put a boat on the hard for hurricane season, we're all out sailing! The rare serious hurricane does happen and we take the risks associated.

The place I know in San Leon is a dirty field, just cheap storage, and he will just leave your boat on one of his trailers. I have friends that did a nearly 2 year refit there.
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