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Re: How Do You Move a Mast Over the Road

Originally Posted by casey1999 View Post
I could probably arrange the pick-up with rack as you describe. I was concerned about the long overhangs maybe permanently bending the mast. Is that a valid concern?
With a full sized lumber carrying rack, the support of the spar should be plenty. You'll go slowly and limit bouncing. I've never heard of a problem with several feet longer overhangs. Some boat movers and storers have the rack extended forward to the bumber, with uprights welded for 3 stations. On full sized PU's, I've seen spars at least 60' long going down the road.

Around here with so many boats stored inland, masts on trucks are pretty common. I'm sure it's not legal, but in Maine, we do things like this, and then apologize, if you get caught.

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