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Old 07-01-2019, 04:44 AM
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Default Boat for 19' Garage?

Recently bought a house, and I have 19'6" from wall to door. I know the new trailers have swing tongues, and you can trim the motor down to give yourself some extra room. Realistically, what boats should I be looking at that'll fit in the garage? The only manufacturer I can seem to find overall package length boat/motor/trailer is G3. Thanks in advance.

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Old 07-01-2019, 05:18 AM
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As far as Lund goes, they have a publication called the "Red Book", that lists storage lengths for their various models. I would confirm with an actual visit to a dealer with a tape measure, but it should get you in the ballpark.

https://www.lundboats.com/boat-performance-specs/

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Old 07-01-2019, 05:39 AM
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Most likely only 16' boats........also consider overall WIDTH of the trailer if it's a single door garage.

Trying to get those "accurate" specs is like pulling hens teeth.

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Your looking at boats in the 16ft class, Lund Rebels,Ranger VS 1670/1660, Tracker Pro Guide V16 and the like. As mentioned before when shopping take a tape measure.
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Old 07-01-2019, 06:21 AM
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It is a double garage, so I wonder if angling a hair would help too. Ugh.. was hoping I could squeeze a 17.5 or 18 in there

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Old 07-01-2019, 06:26 AM
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It is a double garage, so I wonder if angling a hair would help too. Ugh.. was hoping I could squeeze a 17.5 or 18 in there

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Where do you live? For a case of beer and a BBQ lunch, I'm sure you can find someone to bring his rig over for a test-fit.

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Old 07-01-2019, 06:29 AM
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Where do you live? For a case of beer and a BBQ lunch, I'm sure you can find someone to bring his rig over for a test-fit.



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Old 07-01-2019, 06:37 AM
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If your wife will let you angle the boat and she parks outside you could fit a 21 footer in there. But if that is a no go, it does greatly limit your options. There are other things we need to know before being able to make solid recommendations, main one would be tiller or console? For a smaller boat I would highly recommend tillers as they give you much more space. My first choice and recommendation would be a Lund Pro Guide 1675 with a 75 hp Mercury or Yamaha and some nice graphs and an Ultrex.
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Old 07-01-2019, 08:20 AM
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I have a 20 x 20 garage and every fall stuff my Yarcraft 209 into it. It takes me about 20 minute to get it in, block the wheels, and swing the tongue.
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Old 07-01-2019, 08:22 AM
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Another option, depending on how the garage is laid out, is to add a bump out to the back of the garage to accommodate all of the motor length. i.e. a dog house on the back of the garage that lets the motor effectively be outside the current boundaries of the garage.

That is possible in a garage that has no other building attached directly behind it.

But, if the garage is an L, such that the back of the garage is the side of the house, then that idea does not work.

Of, if you have 10 open feet behind of the current garage, just to a punch out addition to the entire width of the garage and add 10 feet to the overall length of the garage stall and you will be able to store a 20 foot boat in the garage.

Another possibility for a boat storage is to disconnect your boat from your tow vehicle and then push the boat into the garage in a forward direction. Then you only need a small hole and dog house to accommodate the hitch and winch stand that will be outside the current confines of the garage.

Because I have a full width work bench running across the front of my garage, I do this very thing to store my boat in the garage.

I just pull my tow vehicle up to the other stall in the garage and then disconnect the boat and trailer from the tow vehicle. Then, grab the tongue of the trailer to steer and a couple of folks to push the boat into the garage. The only issue is to have enough momentum of the boat and trailer to make it over the rise of the driveway into the garage. After the trailer is in the garage, it is easy to maneuver it into its final storage spot.

But, as the other posts suggest, to nicely store a 17-20 foot boat you would ideally like another 5-10 feet of garage length.

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