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To all who replied - I was unable to answer to all just yet. I will be home in a few days and will contact every one. Thanks guys!

Here is a picture of my boat - just in case, to show what the fuss is all about



Sails and cockpit enclosure are currently off for winter storage.
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Just retired, flexible, with 33 years of sailing/power experince. Very familar with the route just completing delivery of my Catalina 36 from St. Pete to the Potomac (single handed and off-shore).
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Brak, I hold an 100 ton Master's of Oceans. I made my living for 10 years delivering boats up and the East Coast. $300 to $500 an day is not outrageous. I charged $450 the first day and $300 a day or any part of a day thereafter. Just so you know It cost me $50 to $75 a day just to pay pay for my liability insurance based on the value of the boat. I am sure you want Your Capt. insured. Crew was $75 a day and all three of us got $25 a day meal allowance. Travel expense were taken care of by the boat owner.
Considering the time involved and the financial returns I very rarely will do deliver"s now. Has to be the right boat and the right owner.
This sounds reasonable to me, particularly with the skipper being insured (which if your boat is smashed by some idiot on a jet ski, will expedite matters with the insurance people, as you took all due care, etc. by hiring a pro skipper in the first place!).

If it's too expensive for some, the alternative is to take a week off. If you can't do that, you probably earn more than a delivery skipper in the first place, so....
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Hey, Brak. It doesn't at all sound unreasonable that SOMEone would do it, but I have to wonder what it would cost you to have it hauled over the road, if you called some transport companies and said "Look, anytime in April, I can give you four or six weeks and you just let me know when you are coming." that gives them the chance to fill a deadhead (empty run) and can result in a 30-50% discount off the rack rate.

On the water...Let's say $150/day for ten days, because you know eight is possible but "**** happens". And since it is the ICW...groundings happen.

You won't get a pro, so your insurance may protest the commercial nature of the delivery. But who wants to drive a bus in the ICW for eight days nonstop? If it was a sailing trip in open water, you might find four friends who'd jump at the chance, and have good enough credentials to keep you happy. (Although I'm still not sure your insurer would be.)

Might be worth calling the truckers, and taking the opportunity to do the bottom while she's out of the water.
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It would cost well over $3000 + fuel surcharges just for the truck alone. Then there is about $500 each way to haul and to put back in the water, and another $500 each way to take the mast down and rig it back up. I also have to travel down there and spend a few days taking everything off the boat (no anchors or rode, no lines,no blocks,even a tiny shackle if left inside to bounce around while boat is being trucked, can do a lot of damage to interior). All that stuff has to be hauled separately.

More importantly, road travel damages boats - a lot. Even if I can have her fully plastic wrapped - it's going to affect the boat somehow (and complete plastic wrap is also pretty expensive). Without that - my fiberglass and teak repair bills have to be accounted for as well.

Incidentally, my insurance has no qualms with anyone sailing my boat so long as their past experience is satisfactory (i.e. they sailed similar boats in similar waters) - there isn't even a specific requirement that they'd be USCG licensed.

I had a few people answer, and I am sorting it out as best I can now.
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This sounds reasonable to me, particularly with the skipper being insured (which if your boat is smashed by some idiot on a jet ski, will expedite matters with the insurance people, as you took all due care, etc. by hiring a pro skipper in the first place!).

If it's too expensive for some, the alternative is to take a week off. If you can't do that, you probably earn more than a delivery skipper in the first place, so....
Actually, of a few skippers I spoke to, none had their own insurance and all wanted me not only to provide mine for the boat (which is fine, I have that) but also add them to my policy to provide liability coverage to them (and that's something I am not sure I can or want to do).

Can't take a week off. I don't make more than those guys charge me, but if I take a week off at that time - I will have to look for a new job when I come back.
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I be more then willing to crew. Sounds like a nice way to spend a week in April.
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Yowser, I've heard of cross-country hauls over the Rockies that cost less. No wonder you're trying the less formal route! No doubt the liability issues will be the hardest ones to deal with. Who'd think sailing came down to that.
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This past summer, friends of mine trucked their s/v from FL to CT for less than $2,000. rigger charged them $200 and they rented a crane to pick up their boat over the sea wall for less than $500. So, lets say the crane in CT is $1,000 and a rigger up there is $400.. the whole trip's cost $4,100. That's a lot of miles from Tampa bay to CT. In short hellosailor is right, call different truck companies, get the best price and get over the road ins for the boat. Cheaper in the long run.
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