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Trucking boat across Tehuantepec

I wonder if anyone knows of a company that will cart a boat across the Tehuantepec isthmus to the Pacific in Mexico. I think this may be cheaper and faster then the canal. (It's only 180 miles.)
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Call one of the marinas in PV, Mazatlan or even San Carlos. These companies seem to come and go, so current info is sometimes off and/or useless. I'd try to find Dick Markie if I were you--great guy and knows everone

BTW, where are your planned upload/offload places? And how big is the boat?......

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In planning stage

I don't really know yet. I think I'll cruise the Gulf shore lookin' for repair work on the busted up boats while the plan solidifies. This way, when the perfect scenario appears, I just go right there. The Pacific is home, and all I want is to get back there.
She's pretty big... 53 overall, 13 beam, and 34,600 pounds empty, so it will take some doing. I really don't know yet how I am going to get there... I want to sail all the way around, but look at all the expense in stores alone.
The canal looks to be around $5,000.00 that I don't have, so the thought is, find a Mexican trucking company with a low boy, and have her trucked only a couple hundred miles, and that would have to be cheaper. I left my wife back in Alaska 16 months ago, so I am itching to get home.
I don't know the guy you mentioned, could you get me anything more on him?
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