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Trucking 26ft Florida to Seattle

Looking at this boggles my brain. I cannot think of an alternative. Looking at 10 years in Seattle. Can''t live that long without her.Thoughts, ideas, time of year best?
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buy or trailer and haul it yourself. It''s not that expensive and you will probably use it again in the future.
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Would love to do that. Did I forget to mention the fixed keel, I guess I could remove it. From what I understand though, her beam at 9.6 is in the range of a wide load.
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I have trailered your Paceship''s cousin, a Cal 2-27 a couple thousand miles across three states. The overwidth issue is not too bad, averages about $40 per state. Can be done with the right trailer and a heavy duty 3/4 ton pickup or larger.

But, there are a lot of boats in the Puget Sound, many adapted for cruising in the islands. Things like dodgers and cabin heaters installed by PO''s. (Required item, no A/C needed!!) We don''t see too many Paceships, but the Hunt designed Cal 3-27 is found in abundance. Strongly suggest you consider selling and buying at the new location. The PNW boat market is the most buyer friendly in years.

Enjoy the area!!
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Had my Catalina 40 brought up to the northwest from the southeast this past June. Beautiful sailing ground here but it is a little chilly.
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If you don't want to buy a trailer that is sufficient to the task and deal with all the permits yourself...contact Brownell's Boat Yard, in Massachusetts...they specialize in moving sailboats.
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The cost of trucking your boat that distance will be a considerable portion of it's worth. If you can put aside the sentimental attachment, jparker's suggestion may well make the most sense from a practical and financial standpoint. Lots of boats around in that size range, appropriately equipped for the area will be found for sale, and you may even find a paceship, especially if you look around north of the border.
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