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Re: Transport of boat over land

Originally Posted by catadmire View Post
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.

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