Originally Posted by Minnewaska
What is your plan for the boat, are you leaving it on a mooring or in a slip? Will you be having a marina launch and haul her, or will you need this equipment sooner rather than later? Train fare and truck rental is going to add up quickly. I would consider putting the money toward a tow vehicle, if you're going to need one anyway.
If they is just a one way trip and you'll not need the trailer again, I'm certain you could pay someone to drive up there and tow it back. Its a two day roundtrip, with one overnight.
in the long run, the trailer is cheaper. It will allow me to store the boat at home rather than the $1000 a marina would want for winter storage. This is money I can put into the boat (and vendors hands) rather than the marina's. I will still pay them to haul it out, but I would rather store her in my drive for the winter where I can do some work.
Train fair is about $150ish.. (depends on the day) and the Quote from Uhaul is $400 (but there are always add on fees) but that is still cheaper than the other Sea Sprite I was looking at. That boat would have required hauling, shipping, and then blocking and relaunching. It also required a fair bit of work, this one needs only a minor amount, most of which can be done in water