My wife and I at long last are purchasing some local river front property which has a boat house. The slips unfortunately are pretty narrow with the widest (the one on the left in the picture) being right at 9 feet while my 2000 Sea Ray 190 signature is 8 feet 5 inches wide. There is therefore likely not enough room to put in a lift though I've been researching inflatable lift options which might work. In the meantime I am considering leaving the boat tied up in the water. I've had the boat since 2009 and it has always been on a trailer when not in the water except for a few times when taking it on vacation to the gulf when its been in salt water for a week.