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Started a winter home for my C22

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  1. Megaro76

    Megaro76

    Joined Aug 18, 2016
    58 posts, 26 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Holland, MI
    I took the plunge today and started plans for building a storage garage n my backyard. Rented a sod cutter and getting ready for cement prep and pouring. The goal is to insulate and work on the boat in the winter vs the past two summers it has been at a indoor storage place that is not accessible. I will share the building progress as I go

    Planning 24 wide and 25 deep with 10 ft walls and 16x8 door. This is the largest my township allows

     


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  2. BigEasy

    BigEasy

    Joined Jun 21, 2004
    921 posts, 190 likes
    Beneteau 343
    US Slidell, LA
    Looks like a pretty good slope on your property. Just curious as to how you plan to compensate to have a level garage floor.
    Are you going to cut down the high and fill the low side or you planning to pour concrete footings and have wooden floor joists? Very flat around my area; usually can compensate for any slight elevation difference with fill. Also, what type of heat source are you going to use if any? Bet that you are really going to enjoy the large enclosed space; especially during the winter. Those sod cutters really give you a work out, dont they! Wish that I had enough property to build a large garage/workshop.!
     


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  3. Megaro76

    Megaro76

    Joined Aug 18, 2016
    58 posts, 26 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Holland, MI
    Yes the sod cutter was a beast but a must have. Each turn at the end of a cut path was a bit of a cuss-fest Plan to have sand brought in to level and provide some good drainage. My rolled up sod is just about gone due to a "free sod" sign I posted in the neighborhood yeah!
    Thanks!
     


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  4. Hardhead

    Hardhead

    Joined Apr 11, 2017
    178 posts, 52 likes
    Catalina C22
    US Solomon's Island, MD
    Nice work. See, you're an example of a smart man - my dumb brain never would have considered renting a sod cutter.

    I'd still be hacking away with a pick-ax as I write this-

    Going to be a great shop - lots of good times to be had there in the future.
     


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  5. Justin_NSA

    Justin_NSA

    Joined Jul 7, 2004
    4,625 posts, 701 likes
    Hunter 30T
    US Cheney, KS
    Wouldn't it be cool if the ceiling was strong enough to support a lift system so you could do maintenance on your keel.
     


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  6. Megaro76

    Megaro76

    Joined Aug 18, 2016
    58 posts, 26 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Holland, MI
    I'm giving it some serious thought
     


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  7. Megaro76

    Megaro76

    Joined Aug 18, 2016
    58 posts, 26 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Holland, MI
    Last roll of sod was picked up this evening. Glad to see it be of use to people and I didn't have to haul it away. So I put up a level line tonight to outline where the floating slab will be. Need to get sand spread and 12"x12" footing dug out. I may even lose a few pounds in the process lol
     


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  8. rpludwig

    rpludwig

    Joined May 23, 2016
    549 posts, 276 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US BSC
    Meg...you consider pole v. conventional framing? Did one in WNY 60x120 pole barn recently (size doesn't matter), heated, 6"poured floor, set the posts 48"+ deep (frost line), used "flowable fill" rather than concrete, saved lotsa bucks, you may want to look into that type of construction as you're not too far along...fwiw... (can pm you some pics if interested)

    yea, definitely frame to support a ceiling lift system of some sort...nice work getting the sod out!
     


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  9. Sacto Dave

    Sacto Dave

    Joined Apr 22, 2016
    147 posts, 37 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Folsom Lake
    That's a descriptive term I plan to appropriate. Thanks for sharing, look forward to the progress, @Megaro76
     


  10. BigEasy

    BigEasy

    Joined Jun 21, 2004
    921 posts, 190 likes
    Beneteau 343
    US Slidell, LA
    Looking good! Please keep us updated as you progress. Are you going in the direction of a prefabricated metal building with beams?
     


  11. Megaro76

    Megaro76

    Joined Aug 18, 2016
    58 posts, 26 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Holland, MI
    That would be ideal, but the township has some pretty specific requirements in that the one allowed accessory building needs to "be architecturally consistent" with the house so I will be framing, siding, with matching roof angle/eave/soffit dims....oh well

    Biggest challenge is getting the concrete subs to call back as they must be full on with builders before the snow comes...I'm working all sources
     


  12. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    630 posts, 225 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    This is my winter home , Yacht harbor marina in sunny Florida Tour of boat (5).JPG .
     


  13. Megaro76

    Megaro76

    Joined Aug 18, 2016
    58 posts, 26 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Holland, MI


  14. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    2,380 posts, 883 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida
    Ah, the fun part!! It must be so cool to see the building take shape all of a sudden, especially after you've had to wait all winter.

    Wish I was there to help. I hung trusses and sheeted roofs for a living in my younger days, it'd be a blast!
     


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  15. Hardhead

    Hardhead

    Joined Apr 11, 2017
    178 posts, 52 likes
    Catalina C22
    US Solomon's Island, MD
    Lookin good. One heck of a slab-
     


  16. Megaro76

    Megaro76

    Joined Aug 18, 2016
    58 posts, 26 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Holland, MI
    Thank you Gene. I’m thinking of it as good exercise as well for me lol
     


  17. Megaro76

    Megaro76

    Joined Aug 18, 2016
    58 posts, 26 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Holland, MI
    12 inch thick on the perimeter with rebar and just 6 inch everywhere else. Should be good enough for my needs
     


  18. Megaro76

    Megaro76

    Joined Aug 18, 2016
    58 posts, 26 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Holland, MI
  19. ShotgunSlim

    ShotgunSlim

    Joined Dec 5, 2011
    472 posts, 90 likes
    Catalina Catalina 22 #13632
    US Phenix City
    Awesome work and congratulations on your new man cave. As the owner of two boats, I get a lot of questions from people about boat buying and the first thing I tell them is to have a covered place to store it before you buy it, preferably a garage of some kind. The sun, insects and critters down here will destroy the best made boat in short order if it's not covered or tended to.
     


  20. Megaro76

    Megaro76

    Joined Aug 18, 2016
    58 posts, 26 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Holland, MI

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