When it comes to boat storage, you’re probably aware of the types: wet slip storage or dry storage. Each type of storage has its own benefits, but the choice is up to you, the boater, to decide which type of storage is right for you based on your wants and needs. Marina Puerto Chico wanted to focus on the details of wet slip storage to inform you of everything you need to know about this type of storage. After reading this, you may better understand if this type of storage is a right choice for you.
At Marina Puerto Chico, our wet slip dockage can house vessels up to 60’ in length. Some special features our wet slips offer include: utilities in each slip, Water, Electricity, cable, Wi-Fi,.
One major benefit to using wet slip storage is that your boat can be taken out quickly, because the boat remains in the water daily. So, if you go out boating daily or very frequently, this would be the better option for you. However, because the boat is consistently in the water, the boat will require maintenance on the bottom. You’ll have to apply bottom paint (anti fouling bottom paint) is a paint applied to the boat to keep weeds, barnacles and other marine growth from attaching onto the boat.
When it comes to boating, boaters always have to keep the weather in mind, especially if choosing to store their boat on a wet slip. Being in Puerto Rico, there is one time of year, in particular, that boaters have to be concerned about: Hurricane season. With hurricanes, there is always a chance for damage. If you know a storm is coming, it is a good idea to go down to the boat and adjust the mooring lines and fenders to avoid damage.
Since the boat is exposed to all the elements, your boat is at risk for sun damage, bird and other animal droppings, random objects blowing on board, etc.
Ultimately, the decision of how to dock your boat is yours. Your decision usually will depend on the size of your boat and the frequency in which you use it. Wet dock isn’t necessarily better than dry storage, and vice versa.
Marina Puerto Chico, located In Fajardo, Puerto Rico, offers world-class facilities and great service to our boaters. We provide dockage, fuel and supplies along with wonderful amenities like fine dining and excellent location. Looking for a great place to dock your boat? Look no further. Call us at MPC today! 787-863-0834