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Rik, Sailing on the lock and dam system of the Ar River is some of the best inland sailing I know.
Arch, those are good points. I have never been comfortable trusting people with jobs I think I could do. I know that if I do this move I will attend to every detail where who knows who will be hauling her if I contract with some shipper company. It will probably be a good driver but I also know horror stories of truckers doing bizzar things. This little clipper is like a family member and I haven't even raised a sail. She is my dream.
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Trouble with most truckers, and I have family in that biz too, is they are focused on the end, the delivery, not the load. When I hauled my own boat it never saw 60mph, when a trucker hauls it will spend most of the day at that speed and plus. All they do is drive. That is where an experienced boat hauler is better. They will load the boat and know what to look for and take better care along the way. They still drive too fast and rough IMO.

Of course you still need to prep it. That's the most important part, next to loading, and I can't see anyone doing it properly when they are doing just for the money.
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You might also check and see if it will fit inside a cargo container; if it will then you could build a cradle that will roll into the cargo container and then be blocked inside so it won't move. Once inside the cargo box it could be shipped anywhere via truck or train; if the mast is too long you could rig it to tow on a dolly behind a car or truck.


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Cargo containers are only 7'8" wide on the interior (max); so it won't work for a boat with 9' beam

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You might find the following link of interest AquariusHome

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You might find the following link of interest AquariusHome

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Is that your boat?

If so, how goes the project?


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Sailing Bud...Check out USHIP.com Should be able to get it moved for around $2.00 a mile or less...Good Luck...

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John--

Aquarius is not our yacht... Just a boat of the same, rare, type as that of the OP's that I thought he might find of interest.

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You might look at having a local boat hauler with a hydralic trailer move the boat to a hoist, where you can then put the boat on a trailer safely and sanely. My step dad did this about 3 yrs ago after building a boat for over 30 yrs. We then took the boat to where it could be fitted with a mast, and a hoist to then put her in the water. For us everything was done within 20 miles, for you it could be different.

Plus's and minus's to all ways. But a custom built trailer for 3500, moving it is easy. boat is 9+'wide, wieghs 6000 lbs, maybe 7000 with the trailer. No issues behind my dually pickup.

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Aquarius is not our yacht... Just a boat of the same, rare, type as that of the OP's that I thought he might find of interest.

FWIW...

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Okay, I didn't think so, and thanks for the clarification.

The guy who snagged that particular Nantucket Clipper sure bit off a mouthful. I agree that it would have been a shame to let it become "fill" for the new highway, but I wonder if he's in the water even yet?

He knew it had no rudder going in, but I'm sure it was disappointing to learn that the mizzen and main masts that came with the boat didn't actually belong to it.

The blog seemed to trail off, incomplete.


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I might be able to help

Hi. When is the earliest (weather permitting) that you could move your boat? I have a hydraulic trailer which can self-load up to a 40' sailboat and live in north Louisiana (about 30 miles from the Arkansas border). Where in Arkansas is she going? My situation is somewhat unique and we might be able to find a way which helps both of us. Steve

Note: I know forum rules do not allow sales of products and services and I am not offering such. I am not in the transport business (yet), but have been in the process of buying equipment with the goal of doing this in the future.

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