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Re: Advice for moving my sailboat from Texas to Virginia
you will be nuts to trust U-ship....I have had written quote and phone for two household moves and neither showed up. So if you have a schedule, forget U-ship
you will need a rigger and crane at the pickup...then a shipper to move, and then what ever you need to remove the boat from the trailer once in dahlgren
your best bet would be to contact a reputable boat mover, who may have the rigger and crane on staff or at least access to that talent.
Near dahlrgren, crane charges are not cheap, and access is an issue for many. I had a light weight crane to do some tower work. $100 hr travel portal to portal, and $200 hr working, with a 4 hour minimum. the op was great and patient.
Best of luck. Some yards are not setup to handle an outside crane unless prior arrangements are made, insurance is in line, and $$ change hands