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How to ship a Spinnaker Pole

A guy wants to buy my 14' spinnaker pole. I am on the East Coast and he wants it in San Diego. How would you go about shipping it? And, what do you think the cost would be?
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I don't know about the cost, but it fits nicely in cardboard tube that carpet is spooled around.


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You should be able to simply tape the release lanyards and/or bridles so they don't catch on anything and put a label on it with the consignee's address. Nothing's going to happen to it unless someone drives over it with a forklift. (That did happen to a Hobie mast on it's way to Nairobi, once, but that was an accident.)
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Whatever way you decide to ship it... ship it with insurance for buying a NEW ONE. That way, if it is damaged, destroyed or lost in shipping, you're covered.

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