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Re: Transport of boat over land

Yes; don't do it. Call local marinas and ask who they recommend!
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Thanks benesailor,

your reco not to do it based on experience, either your own or from those your trust?

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any of you ever looked into Uship.com to transport boats?
Have you seen the show "Shipping Wars" then you have seen UShip.

You don't want this to happen to you:
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While this is funny, I'm actually trying to determine if Uship.com can work ... or not.

Thanks for the laugh.
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While this is funny, I'm actually trying to determine if Uship.com can work ... or not.

Thanks for the laugh.
Sure it can work, but just as likely not. Call around to local boat movers. This is unlikely to be there busy season, or soon won't be. And that is not a joke, those guys work through UShip. If you go with UShip make sure to use someone with very good recommendations, and not someone with one or two. If it is not far, why not just rent a U-hull and move it yourself. I think you might have issues with someone using your trailer, as they don't know the condition.

Make sure they have insurance and that it covers your trailer and not just there own. Then it really depends on how much the boat is worth to you. Is it worth taking a risk to save a few bucks, then go for it. So for a free boat on a REALLY good trailer I might try it. For something I paid some money for, no way.
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I think Dudley is the ship transport company I hear about most.
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Thanks for all the input, time to move on from UShip
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Re: Transport of boat over land

I have been in the transportation and logistics business for about 30 years and I would not use Uship to move a butterfly collection to the trash bin.

You want a bonded, insured, and fully licensed company that moves YACHTS every day. Google is your friend.
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Re: Transport of boat over land

hahaha.

I'm looking at shipping a 27 footer from tejas to san diego. I am definitely not asking "can this work"

I am asking "will this work" cuz I like my boat.



WHy would anyone ask if its possible to achieve a positive outcome? wouldn't you rather know its likely, or possibly even guaranteed.


The first pg of this thread is awesome, great info. a couple of figures for what similar hauls have/ would cost, and a nice rundown of what goes on behind the curtain as well.
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Catadmire, Why don't you simply sail it up the coast? Airfare from SeaTac to lax is cheap.

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