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Old 01-25-2005, 09:18 AM
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Ryan-It sucks to see someone has it as bad as I do. I have to back my into an alley and make just as sharp as a turn. I have to back across a street to get lined up and turn over some grass. I have a 2 1/2 car garage. The 1/2 is added depth that lets me put my 197 in without removing tongue or platform. People freak when the watch me back it in. It is a bit#h but worth it to have mine tucked away.
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Old 01-25-2005, 10:21 AM
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I have some 'mad skills' after doing this many times. It used to be a 74 point turn but I've got it down to around a 7 point turn. I have gotten used to it. When my wife finally caved and gave the go ahead she had only two requirements, lots of horsepower so no one has trouble getting up (my scheming worked!) and it has to be kept in the garage.

I may be taking a promotion and transfer to Denver in the next few months. Three car garage & driveway here I come!
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Old 01-25-2005, 12:02 PM
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Wow! I thought backing into my long narrow driveway (2" to the chain link fence, 4" to the porch) from a narrow street was bad, but since I can usually do it in one shot now if I'm carefull I guess I have it easy! I guess I should admit that I keep a large supply of the side marker lights on hand because I knock a few off every season when the boat decides to get 'friendly' with the fence or porch.
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Old 01-25-2005, 12:05 PM
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Three cars? Why stop there? Nice starter, though.
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Old 01-25-2005, 12:54 PM
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how much length does a 190 take up as opposed to a 205
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Old 01-25-2005, 02:08 PM
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Early 90s 205 without removing the swim platform, you're going to need about 23 feet.

An early 90s (91-94) 190 is only 1 foot shorter. Assuming the trailer is different, the answer is one foot.

But my guess is that the trailers aren't too different in their lengths, so my best educated answer is less than a foot.

Boat lengths without the platform/trailer is 20'5" for the 205 and 19'5" for the 190 of that era.
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Old 01-25-2005, 06:37 PM
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I have a 21' long RV parking space on the side of the house. The 205 fits in there with inches to spare... with a hole in the gate for the tongue to stick out a few inches. I'm hoping to build a carport over it soon & will of course do it just a few inches over the tower when it's up.
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Old 01-26-2005, 10:48 AM
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AJ, is that with the platform removed?
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Old 01-26-2005, 11:39 AM
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Actually the retaining wall at the back of the RV stall is only about 2' tall so the swimstep is over the top of it. I'd move the wall but the gas & power lines to the house are inside it. I had to place a piece of railroad tie on the ground so the prop guard would be the first thing to hit....... after I smacked one of the speedo pickups a few weeks after moving in.
So from the wall to the gate is just inches over 21'. The tongue sticks out of the gate a bit less than a foot, which leaves just barely enough room to step over the tongue between the bow & the gate.
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Old 01-26-2005, 03:55 PM
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this was my garage for my 200...
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