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Best Way to Transport Mast

I am looking at a 33 foot boat that will have to be transported about 600 miles overland. I am getting estimates for transporting on a flatbed / semi. I would appreciate your opinions, especially from those of you who have recently shipped a boat, as to the best way to transport the mast. Specifically, should it be transported on top of the cabin or in a separate mast rack. I got one estimate from a guy who transports masts on the cabin. He claims that he has transported new catalinas and hunters for a dealer for 12 years and has never had a problem. He also claims that it is easier because you don't have to strip everything off of the mast as you do when transporting the mast in a rack on the side of the truck trailer.
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I thought I remembered a note on sailnet about this sometime back... recommending NOT transporting on top, but transporting the mast down alongside. My search skills are about up their with all my other skills, so I don't locate it right now.
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When we had our boat transported, we had the mast in a cradle on the side. I guess you could do it topsides as long as it is protected from scratching your boat whenever bumps are hit.

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How long is the mast? How high is the boat on the trailer?

Masts over 40' can cause some issues when being transported in a rack alongside the trailer due to their length.

If the boat is sitting fairly high, adding a mast and the proper supports for it on the deck can cause an issue, since the bridge clearances in many areas is only 14' or so.

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