Originally Posted by catadmire
Hey you must be psychic - that's the first quote I got. What does "commissioned" refer to??
Taken off transporter's trailer. Mast stood back up, rigging tuned, mast boot in place, etc. Some truckers won't move a boat with diesel in the tank, so engine will need bleeding. Maybe bottom paint, which usually takes a beating in transit. Then dry storage, or putting it back in the water. It cost us $2k to have our boat decommissioned in Chicago -- hauled, powerwashed, put on stands; mast dropped and rigging removed ($600 right there); placed on transporter's trailer. Bit over two grand for probably four man-hour's work. Just something to consider: if de-comming at one end and commissioning at the other, you might easily double the cost of actual road transport with marina fees.
I ain't psychic
, exactly -- just went thru overlanding a very similar 30' boat 1000 miles last December.
The VISA card is still recovering.