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You bet! This was in the early 1980's when $175 really ment something. I tried to reason with the cop, but being a "yacht" owner in Oakland, enough said.
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You should have had the skipper move it for you.... and it is california..
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What I really needed was for the professor to build me a helicopter out of coconuts and fly it over!

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well you could contact U-Ship sounds like this could make a great episode for Shipping Wars! Some yahoo shows up with a Toyota pick up truck! Make sure to ask for insurance!
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well you could contact U-Ship sounds like this could make a great episode for Shipping Wars! Some yahoo shows up with a Toyota pick up truck! Make sure to ask for insurance!
Quite a few marines and army men and women here on Oahu. I was thinking put an add on Craig's List: A few good men and women wanted for a 5 mile walk carrying a 43 foot spar- Keg of beer waiting at finish line. If I could get 10 takers, that would only be less than 30 lbs each and take say 1 hour.
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Re: How Do You Move a Mast Over the Road

Throw a mattress on the cab of a pick up and an A frame on the towed boat trailer. Flag the overhanging end and Tally Ho.I've often moved 50 ft masts (trees) by lashing them to a boat trailer and the butt end in the trunk of my old Chev ;chained to the bumper hitch Da fuzz could be a problem though.
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Re: How Do You Move a Mast Over the Road

Lad, have ye never done a caber toss ?!

One good heave, and she's home.

Lacking that, one might make a discrete inquiry as to the legal maximum length for driving it on the road, since 45' is legal in many states, and transporting it in daylight is probably safest. If you have a volunteer fire department....you might be able to make a donation and get it hauled on the truck, complete with able-bodied help. If not, see how long a truck you can get so it is supported. Add a follower....maybe ask for an escort, if the length is legal.

This is why masts are often cut and spliced, even for new boats.
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you could hire a moving company.. -any- moving company with a 26 foot box truck. Strap it to the roof of the box and a 40 foot mast would only overhang about 10 feet (cabs on trucks are a good 10+ feet in length.)

Or get a box truck from Uhaul

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Way to much thought being put into this......
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35' was pushing it on the of the truck BUT i have done it many times

A telephone pole type jury rig trailer is a much better way to go

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Re: How Do You Move a Mast Over the Road

I'd just tie it on top the boat and drag the whole boat home...


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