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post #15 of Old 12-27-2012
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Re: hauling her home instead of storing at the yard

Mine is only 26' but I built the trailer like Dale mentioned and bring the boat home in the winter....Building the trailer not only allows me to launch and retrieve my own boat at a landing, (you could pay for haul out and placement on trailer) but also provides a stable work platform and eliminates the need for stands and possible second crane trip at home...

Nothing special to look at ( I do plan on painting the trailer this spring) but it gets the job done and cost less that a grand to build...

40 miles with some special permits and licensed hauler and you should be fine hauling 36' and 12' width to get it where its convenient for you...They haul bigger stuff than that all the time...modular homes for example, I have some experience moving those in and out of town and permits and a police escort are not that hard to come by...

If I didn't have the boat at home over the long winter, I never would have gotten 'er ready to sail this spring...Just the mileage to and from the marina would kill the incentive to go out and work on it...

Plus all the tools are at home, I'm familiar with the hardware store and material suppliers in the area (although a lot comes in off the net...) and I'm a lot less strict on noise and dust at my place (if your marina even allows DIY work)...

I live on a farm have the room, no neighbors to speak of and a barn to store/work on it in...You didn't mention where you want to take it but hopefully the area will be receptive to your rather large "lawn ornament"...

"Might as well take 'er out...If anything is gonna happen...It's gonna happen out there..."
"Captin Ron"
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