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I recently had my 27' hauled out and placed in the back yard for $300, one way, plus the cost of 5 jackstands at $125 each. It took the guy about two hours with a hydraulic trailer from meeting at the ramp to placing on stands in my yard and him leaving the house.

I plan on bottom painting and working through the electrical system over the next several months on my own time with all tools nearby.

Although, initially expensive it turns out to be much cheaper over several months than keeping at a marina and paying yard fees (for the bottom paint). It is a chance to do a thourough survey of the boat without worrying about accruing extra storage costs for unforseen issues that always come up!
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who did the haul?

Hi and thanks for the info. Who was your hauling co. And how did you find them?
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It was an individual with a trailer. I got his name from talking with people at the yacht club. He is basically the only person in the area with ability to transport keel boats. Although I have seen a company called Dolphin Enterprises on craigs list that I beleive to be a national company.

I am in South Carolina.
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building a trailer

You wrote in your post that you "built" a trailer - how did you do that? And do you have any pictures? Thanks in advance! DK
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Re: Hauling boat home for painting

I don't know if your asking me or Gary, but here's what I did on mine...

First trailer is a flatbed equipment trailer I built a temporary wood cradle to haul the boat home when I first bought it... Keel is blocked to bed and cradle just "balances" boat...



Second one is more permenant "dry slip" trailer to haul out in spring and haul home in fall.. not a "day to day" road trailer... but with a keel stepped mast it's not practicle to move around too much...


"Might as well take 'er out...If anything is gonna happen...It's gonna happen out there..."
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You wrote in your post that you "built" a trailer - how did you do that? And do you have any pictures? Thanks in advance! DK
When I built my trailer I was about 28 at the time 30 years ago! I bought some hot roll channel steel and a pair of axles and springs from a mobile home company. I also had a piece of 3" box tubing and a piece of 4" box tubing that I used for the tongue. I used a couple of short pieces of pipe welded into the frame with scaffold jacks on them to hold the boat up.

The frame was really simple, a pair of long channels that we notched and bent to an A frame at the front. Four channels across the bottom of the side channels with the axles between. The side channels sat on top of the spring hangers which were welded on. The square tube at the front just went under the A frame and welded into the front cross channel. A second square tube slid inside with a pin to change the length of the trailer, a waste of time in reality. A couple of planks got bolted to the cross channels for the keel to sit on. Some pieces of pipe sitting on the four cross beams got four screw jacks on each side with a large piece of plywood to spread the load against the hull.

A friend helped me. On Saturday we cut and welded the frame together. On Sunday I painted it, and the following Saturday added the wiring for lights and license plates. My brother-in-law still owns the trailer, he uses it fro hauling large spools of wire.

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It was an individual with a trailer. I got his name from talking with people at the yacht club. He is basically the only person in the area with ability to transport keel boats. Although I have seen a company called Dolphin Enterprises on craigs list that I beleive to be a national company.

I am in South Carolina.
Peter Hamm?
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Peter Hamm?
Thats the guy.
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Re: Hauling boat home for painting

Peter Hamm hauls my sailboat. He has prices that can't be beat IMHO.

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Re: Hauling boat home for painting

FWIW - Independent Boat Haulers in Eliot, ME just quoted me $720 to move a Catalina 25 50 miles.

Not sure if I getting screwed or not; the other company never called back; and the clock, she is ticking!

I know people who have used IBH and they do good work.

My new (to me) bottom gets wet May 11!

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