My wife and I have tossed around the idea of building a dry boat storage facility and have finally found a site that seems could work financially with where we need to be as well as location. There are a few issues we have been tossing around that I wanted to get opinions on. Keep in mind we don't have an unlimited budget, so we are not putting everything possible into the facility, but I would like to make it so tenants will stay as long as they need storage and not have a reason to leave. So below are a few items up for discussion:
1. Is concrete a must or if we keep a nicely maintained gravel bottom and drive adequate.
2. What is the minimum distance between bays that is acceptable to manuver vehicle and boat into stall?
3. Is 12'x28' big enough or is 30' a must?
4. We are already planning o nrunning power to each unit.
5. Should we provide some type of jacket/equipment hanging system in each unit to avoid people doing their own or will people do their own anyway?
6. Will a 10' clear in height door fit pretty much every bought with tower up?
7. Would a unizex restroom be worth the cost of building and maintaining?
8. I thought a power washer would be nice to allow people to wash their boats there, but not sure it's worth the hassle of maintaining it and blowing out the gravel drive if that's the way we chose to go.
Anything else you can think of that you have seen or have in your unit that could be a cost effective way to keep good tenants would be appreciated.