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|08-12-2009 10:03 AM|
We went though the same thought process when we bought a boat in NJ. I took two weeks of work and ended up bringing it back myself vs paying 2K to ship it. It really was a great trip.
Its a boat and its designed for this kind of stuff... Do the trip!
|08-11-2009 03:39 PM|
I like the way you think.... My slip fees are very reasonable, so I'll probably leave her in the water. But you are absolutely right about viewing this as a great opportunity rather than a task. I spoke with Bubb (Mike) yesterday and he gave me the low-down on what I definitely needed to take care of before heading south. I must say that contemplating this as something that I need to do has been a bit of an eye-opener.
Sounds like you've been through here! Next time give me a shout....
Thanks for the post.
|08-11-2009 03:19 PM|
|CaptainForce||Sailhog, What about the option of taking your boat up Broad Ceek and storing it on the hard at one of the yards like Palmetto Bay? The rate would be far less than an in the water slip and then, after hurricane season, you could take the pleasant voyage down the coast and up to your new home. Plan it as a vacation cruise instead of a task! 'take care and joy, Aythya crew|
|08-11-2009 09:23 AM|
|08-11-2009 09:13 AM|
|jskrypek||Be careful with Uship. I got cheap prices but then the truck never showed up on time. Check the number of cancellations by the shipper. It doesn't give him a bad rating but means that somebody isn't following through. Sometimes it's the boat owner but I think some of the truckers take two or three extra jobs in case of owner cancellation and then you may be left out in the cold if you are on a schedule and they have overbooked.|
|08-10-2009 07:18 PM|
Ya... I decided I needed being around some of you guys again..
|08-10-2009 06:56 PM|
Originally Posted by sailhog View Post
|08-10-2009 06:44 PM|
Originally Posted by sailortjk1 View Post
That could be big fun. Jacksonville is on the way....
I just talked to my wife about this deal.... got some news that could make this more amenable for you. This could work out very well.
Thanks to everyone for their input!
|08-10-2009 04:57 PM|
|08-10-2009 04:27 PM|
Actually, I used U Ship and cam up with a mover out of Indiana. It was EMI Transport. They Shipped mine from Wisconsin to Florida for around $3000 and did a great job. EMI Marine Boat Transport - Hauling boats nationwide from Pensacola, FL they transport boats all over the US. If you give them enough time, they can usually find a return trip and make your haul more reasonable.
Otherwise, if you're confidant in your skills and the boat, sail it. It would be more exciting than watching the truck pull in.
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