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post #11 of 13 Old 07-17-2007
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Originally Posted by dohenyboy
A flicka trailer will cost about $6500 and 4-6 weeks to build.
You could also build a cradle on a flat bed for about $600 in parts. See Flicka Home Page for the flicka owners site. The back issues of the Flicka friends newsletter discuss the trailer issues. I recommend J Daniel Marine if you want it transported but it will cost the same to buy a trailer. Their number is
9544957799, Ask for Nancy
A quick visit to that site also reveals that there are a couple of Flickas for sale much closer by (VA and MD). Unless there is something really special about the one in the Keys that could not be done to a local one using the savings from transport, they may be worth looking into.
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It can be done!

I moved my boat some 700 miles when I bought her. The way I did it was to have a cradle made by a local welding shop (~$800 incl. materials), rent a flat bed (18' tandem axle, 7,000 lbs axles $90 for the weekend, Sunday was free) and then just drove up and got it. Loading the boat was exciting since I was too cheap to use a crane (and sailing/motoring to the other end of the lake where we could use one would have thrown off our time schedule), but we managed. The Flicka is a pretty heavy boat (~6,000 lbs from what I read, mine is just over half that at 3,700) so the cradle will likely have to be much more substaintial, and you probably couldn't do it with a half ton truck like I did (though some of the newer ones perhaps could). Oh, and use a crane

Good luck, the Flicka is a really beautiful boat, IMHO

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Thank you all for your suggestions. I have taken note and gotten some great advice from here. Now I just got to figure out what to do

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