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Question Overland Transport

My family and I moved from Annapolis, MD to the St. Louis area this winter. While we are settled in the new house now, finally, we just picked a new marina to bring our boat to. It's not Bay sailing, but it is better than no sailing.

After researching online several different transport companies I think I found one that I like. Has anyone heard of Carthage Marine Transport (CMT) based out of Missouri. I am looking for reviews on the company.

If anyone has other recommendations I would like to hear them. This is my first time moving a keel boat over land and I really do not want to get it wrong.

Also, and advice for packing the boat for shipping will be appreciated.

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I am moving a boat from Kemah, Tx to Solomons, Md using Lewis Specialized Trucking.
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......Also, and advice for packing the boat for shipping will be appreciated.....
Consider shrink wrapping or covering the topsides to avoid road rash, especially if painted. I'm sure you realize that nearly everything on the deck will need to be removed and stowed. Check on insurance, yours may not cove ground transport, but are usually easily added. Both you and the trucking company should be insured for the trip.

I've found that securing the boat, pulling and stepping the mast, hauling and launching and coordinating all of it for when the truck arrives, to be the most stressful part of land transport.
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About a month ago we had a 49ft sailboat shipped from LA to Cleveland, OH. We used Joule Yacht Transport, Inc out of Clearwater, FL. They did a wonderful job.
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What type of costs are they quoting for transport ?
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