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Shipping a boat

I''m considering buying a boat that is in Fl and shipping it to Lake Michigan. Has anyone had experience with having a boat shipped by truck and would you recommend this, approx a 1300 mile trip.
Thanks for your input.
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I had my Ericson 30 trucked from Alameda, CA, to NW Florida by Deep Water Transport. They specialize in sailboats. All went very smoothly. Cost $5700 two years ago. Tel. 252-946-1215.
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Make sure the transport company is ICC licensed and they are bonded (insured). It is expensive but worth it if you select a reputable company.
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This time of year, I think any reputable hauler will be just fine. I shipped a boat back in the late 70's from Houston in late winter. I instructed the yard to winterize the engine and they did not. Fortunately the freeze plugs did their job and no real damage ensued.
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I am shipping my boat from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Vancouver, BC with A-1 Boat Transport. They are found on Yachtworld.com . Very profficient and professional. This is the second boat I shipped across the continent, and if your boat is winterized there should be no problem as weather north is unpredictable this time of year.
I am, however, having a problem with the marina that demasted and hoisted my boat. Contact me personally for further information on this, as legalities are to be involved and I do not, at this point, want to make public statement about the marina or this particular incident.
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