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post #13 of Old 02-26-2004
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Boat Transport - 30ft sailboat

You could do it yourself. I don''t know where you could rent a trailer at, but having one built may be an option. I use my trailer for winter storage at my home, but I would guess yours will stay in the water year-round in SC. We pulled ours home with a buddy''s 1 ton Ford with a V10 engine. I have a 27''er, disp 6800 9''2" beam. With the trailer she probably weight in at 8000 or so. He had no trouble pulling it, and the trailer brakes were not even functional. We only pulled it about 40 miles and picked EARLY on a Sunday morning to avoid traffic. I would not recomend a scenerio such as this for your trip, but with the proper tow vehicle and trailer it could be done. You would also need the proper permits (a step I also skipped). It is actualy amazing how easily such a heavy boat can roll around when trailered. I use a ''91 Ford Explorer with a 4.0 V6 to move it around my yard. But the weight ratio is too far off to try it on the road. Best of luck with your move.

Bryon Thomas
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