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Re: Another Landlubber
If you have space and your neighbours won't burn you at the stake, taking the boat home for extensive work is absolutely the best way. Projects have a way of extending far beyond their initial time frames and hours spent commuting are costly and inefficient.
There are plenty of boat moving specialists who would be able to do this for you, it can be expensive depending on how far you're going, but the bulk of the cost is in the initial loading and unloading at both ends both ways. probably count on a boat buck ($1000) each way as a starting point. Plus de rigging and re rigging the boat.
But yard fees for long term projects can outstrip that cost in a hurry.
I think transportrules vary from state to state as to whether you'll need to pay for a pilot car or travel in restricted hours/routes, so check all that out first.
Since you're project-hunting, maybe keep an eye out for a neglected Baba 30 too, and others of that type.
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