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post #3 of Old 03-09-2013
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Re: COsts of short distance sailboat transport

$500 might be a bargain -- but I don't think anyone here knows the geographic location -- is it winter or summer in your part of the world, what is road quality or congestion en route, boat displacement (weight), whether it is in the water or not, beam, whether wide load rules or any movement restrictions apply, keel type, whether it's an easy type to build a cradle for, whether the mast is currently stepped and whether deck or keel stepped, whether there are any self-service facilities for preparing the boat to be moved (such as a publicly available boat lift or mast crane)? Also, is the boat's condition good enough to justify a perhaps larger investment in moving it than you might be anticipating? Do you have salty or mechanically handy friends who could help you weld up a cradle and prep the boat for movement?

When you say time is of the essence, is there some particular pressure on you to move the boat quickly in order to have a purchase deal?

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