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I need to find out all I can about moving a 42 foot sailboat from Florida to New York. HAS to go by truck... just don''t have the time to sail it, although that would be much prefered.
How to get it ready and packed. Do''s and don''ts
I should be closing the deal in the next 2 weeks so all your help would be greatly appreciated.
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alan
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We used Florida Boat Hauler, inc
703 Hibiscus
Stuart, FL 34996
772-283-1055

I can''t say enough good things about them. Their bid was the lowest by quite a lot. They did a great job. It was on time. Ok, it was one day late, but there was an ice storm.
We had a 42 ft. boat, also.
It had to be under 14 ft. The derigger took care of that. I wish we had been able to shop around for that, but had run into personal problems and had to get the boat out of Fl.
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I had my boat (35'' sail) moved from the Baltimore area upto CT. The hauler should give you a checklist but I did things like: empty all fuel, water, and waste tanks, close seacocks, remove bow pulpit and the pedestal guard (to reduce height), remove any cowls, etc, on the deck.. the list goes on and on. I would also cover your hatches and windows with some protection. I also removed all of the electronics and anything else of high value on the boat. The rig comes off and usually goes on a rack under the trailer. The rigger needs to coil the standing rigging, etc. Good luck.

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Does the rigging actually have to be removed from the mast, or simply coiled up. Did you bubble wrap the mast?
What did you use to tape and cover hatches with? I''d hate to use duct tape, it''s hard to remove all the glue.
Cover all the ports from the outside?
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I have rod rigging. It was removed from the mast and coiled up as was all the running rigging. We did not bubble wrap the mast or the boom. I covered the windows and hatches with scrap cardboard to protect them from rocks, sand, etc kicked up from the road and taped it down with alot of 3M Blue Line tape. You boat hauler will REQUIRE you to do certain things and leave others upto you. Just keep in mind that you boat will be traveling down the highway at 50+ mph and be subjected to bumps, flying debris, and the force of the wind.
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