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Old 12-04-2013, 02:30 PM
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I'm still not over this

Owned my boat since 96' and have been in my house since 07' I have a nice detached garage that measures 20X18. I keep my car & motorcycle in there and have a nice little workshop to boot. I restored an LXi a few years ago and getting it past the garage door to get the boat partially inside wasn't even close as the door opening was to narrow, so I worked weekends when the weather cooperated and took off a day here and there. Now i never TRIED to get the 96 PS in the garage because I never really had a long term project, the boat never broke, just oil changes, winterizing, etc.

Fast foward to this Fall and my ZR6 conversion. Started this project mid October and it's still ongoing as I work out all the issues. Time to work on the MC was limited to the time slots mentioned earlier which made for slow progress until last Saturday. Temps last Saturday where going to be mid thirties in the AM so I decided to get the boat as close to the garage door as possible, set up my heater in the garage and aim it at the door and boat to take the sting out of the cold. Well, as i get real close to the door I take a look and start kicking myself in the arse, the boat is going to fit, I just never tried! I'm still pissed at myself, if I would have tried earlier this project would have been done by now. I think it's going to be a while before I'm over this. Here's a few pics. After I unhook the boat from the truck I put the garage door down on the bow and hang a little plastic on the side openings. Actually, I think I was starting to get over it untill I put together this little BS thread, AAARRRGH!!!

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Old 12-04-2013, 02:38 PM
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Sorry, I chuckled a little bit... I learned through experience that dimensions on a sheet or drawing are one thing, but real world is another. Glad to see you can make better progress now.
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Old 12-04-2013, 02:48 PM
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That reminds me of the first post in the garage thread. I kind of miss those days of working hard to get a boat into a snug garage.
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Old 12-04-2013, 02:50 PM
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couple of tire skates and you'll be able to slide the stern over and close the door..
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Old 12-04-2013, 03:02 PM
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Haha. Ain't that a kick in the *****. Glad you figured out now before the project is completely done.
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:00 PM
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Now you can sit in it, put the game on and enjoy a cold one while savoring the comforts of man town and bask in the madness that is MCOCD.
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:15 PM
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Ha. Fits like mine but I have to turn it around and put it in forwards by hand.
My tongue goes into a closet that used to house the air compressor and sits between the wall studs and against the outside sheeting. That leaves me with 1" of clearance at the stern to close the door with the platform off.

And the sides of my door may have some red paint marks on them from a hurried entry on a rainy day--roughly 2" of clearance per side.
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:17 PM
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That looks perfect.
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:18 PM
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I had (actually, still do) that same Connelly slalom (HP, right?) visible on the back wall of your garage. Got it back in the early '90's if memory serves.
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:06 PM
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Hahaha I too laughed out loud. Tight fit but will get the job done.
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