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    Boat and garage size question
from Wayne (  
9/8/2005 8:24:00 PM


 Im trying to figure out how big of a boat I can get into my short 19' garage. Of course Im talking about putting it an angle and having the motor down and a swing away toungue. What brand and size boats do you guys have and what is your garage size?


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   I have a Skeeter... from Skeeter Jay (  9/8/2005 8:48:00 PM
 I have a Skeeter SX190 18'6" and has a swing away tounge. It takes up more than half of my 2 car garage with the motor down, tounge swung and pushed as far back into the corner at an angle. Cant get a vehicle in with it. I think my garage is 20X20. When I had my 16 1/2' Skeeter I could work it in good enough that my wife could fit her Mazda Tribute in there with it. Good Luck!

   This will suprise you.... from 21 xdc (  9/8/2005 9:20:00 PM
 My garage is small... 22 X 20 outside dimensions... I have a 22ft Bullet 250 v-max on a 12 in jackplate and a swing tongue... Fits in without any problem WITH THE TONGUE STILL ON!!!! I only take it off for winter storage and can center it a lil bit. People told me it would never fit,But it does. I have a HD single axle trailer so I can move it around easier. I have had tandems and like the look better. I am 40 now and still use my nads once in a while. LOL I needed the single axle.LOL

Bullets design allow me to push the boat farther in a corner than most other brands. My Bullet don't hardly take anymore room than a 19 ft Xpress X19. My boat is 21 ft 10 in long...hull only.

Bullets are light enough to have single axles. Infact my boat weighs less than a 18 ft skeeter or triton. 8-)

   measure the diagonal from GotMyAlly (  9/9/2005 8:48:00 AM
 You are going to have to angle in just about any bass boat. Measure from one corner to the opposite corner and compare that measurement to the length of the rig you are looking at (with the toungue removed and motor down, as it would be stored).

My boat is 20'03" (hull length) and fits in a 20x20 garage.

   and that is without a breakaway tongue...n/m from GotMyAlly (  9/9/2005 8:49:00 AM

   as an after thought... from Gil Plates  9/9/2005 12:41:00 PM
 the size and type of garge door has a bit to do with fitting a boat in also..I'have a dbl car garage that has 2 seperate doors...boat don't fit..can't slip the boat in at angle yata,yata,yata,...if you've a dbl garage with only one door--life is a bit more pleasant.

   wayne from mark franko (  9/9/2005 1:07:00 PM
  I have a Ranger 487 and when I backed it in the nose of the boat just fit but the tongue did not, I have 2 single doors by the way. So what i did was back the boat in and lowered the tongue to the groung and cut a small hole in the door so that it would go over the toungue. The toungue sticks out but the whole boat is in the garage. Thank god I have a understandable wife.


   19' boat... from Deke  9/9/2005 1:12:00 PM
 I have a 19'5" PIV with a Tandem trailer and swing-away tongue in my 20'D by 25'W double car/single door garage. before I had a 19' PII on a single axle fixed tongue trailer in the same garage. With either one there's just enough room for a person to walk out the garage door without having to step over the tongue. And that's with lowering the motor to vertical and sticking it in the corner.

   A couple examples from Team9nine (  9/9/2005 1:36:00 PM
 My last house had a 19'6" x 18' garage. I had 2 different bass boats while living there. One was an 18' Stratos with 4" plate, 150hp engine on a toter and no breakaway tongue and that one fit in sideways with no problems. Took a little maneuvering but nothing too bad. Most recent boat was a 17'3" Triton, 4" plate with 115hp engine with breakaway tongue. With the motor down off the toter, I could get this boat straight into the garage and only take up one side with 1.5" to spare. It literally went wall to door.


   Big Enough Garage from BasscatDan (  9/9/2005 1:51:00 PM

I didn't want to play any games with a garage for my boat. My new house which will start construction next week will have a 30'X18' garage. It is attached to a 22'x21' carport for the cars.

I know that doesn't apply to anyone buying a house or who already has one...but if you build, make sure you have enough room for your baby.

My BassCat Cougar is going to be very happy in there.

Thanks, Dan

   Boat Storage from Craig (  9/9/2005 1:54:00 PM
 My garage is 19' 2" long and I have a Ranger R73 with the swing away tongue. I have a double stall garage with one garage door. I actually lucked out because the back wall of the garage has a five foot wide opening that is set back an additional six feet from the back wall for the hot water tank and central heating unit. The outboard motor tucks nicely into this space so I have room to walk around the front of the boat with the garage door closed. The first time I put the boat in the garage, I tried angling it across the side that did not have this opening and because the angle was so much, I think it would have been difficult to squeeze my Trailblazer in between the trailer tongue and the garage opening. If you are just looking at buying a boat, I would bring it home first and try it in the garage.

   Thanks Guys...Heres what Im thinking!!! from Wayne (  9/9/2005 3:39:00 PM
 Im looking at a 18'6 to 19'6 Triton or Ranger. The garage is 19'6 x 19'6 and has a single door. Not worried about any cars but hope I can walk by the tongue out the door. ANy thoughts? Think it will work

   Should be no problem, especially with a swing away tongue. n/m from Deke  9/9/2005 3:54:00 PM

   Single doors = bad news from Lucky Al  9/9/2005 4:20:00 PM
 Pay attention to Gil Plates! Your trailer may not fit through the single door! Measure very carefully.

   Its a big 16' single door! from Wayne (  9/9/2005 5:54:00 PM

   BassCat Dan is my hero! from Champ198  9/10/2005 10:08:00 PM

We just moved into a new home from a spec home but dang if I didn't get gipped out of some garage space. My new garage is 19'6" deep and 20 ft wide. My old garage on my little spec home was 19' deep and 22 ft wide. Makes a big difference when your boat has go cross ways in the garage. Like Dan says, if you build, plan for your boat.



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