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Dry Rack Boat Storage, Pros & Cons by Trevor

The blog has an article about why you should and why you shouldn't store on a rack or In/out. A few points that I did not think of, and I do recommend the article for anyone considering it. One consideration I did not think of was the fisherman's schedule:

Worse yet, if you’re an angler who wants to leave at dawn and you fail to call in your request before closing time the evening before, you’re out of luck.

There are plenty of In/out locations in Grand Haven, and St Clair Shores, and of course Florida, but Northern Michigan does not have any. A few owners will get their boat pulled when not using, for many of the reasons advocated by this article, but obviously at a much greater cost than the typical "boatel".