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12-17-2006 04:54 PM
Bill Mc Recycling an old thread is refreshing in that it shows the passion expressed by the author. Now where did my cup of Rum run off to???

Fair Winds,

12-17-2006 02:57 PM
sailingdog Umm... you're replying to a thread that is almost a year old... and was pretty dead until you revived it. There have been many more recent threads on boat transport since this one that probably could help answer your question.
12-16-2006 03:09 PM
U686932 Yes, there are some bad delivery folks out there. There are even more owners who should read and train more, just buying a boat does not make you capable. You need to do the homework, get recommendations, which is what you are doing here! Very smart.

I am looking for a special boat, and have gotten quotes for shipment from several companies, be aware that the price and insurance and experience and loading unloading fees are all different, it is a real pain in the but to get an accurate number -
02-22-2006 09:38 PM
ftldiver don't sugar coat it, tell us how you really feel!
02-22-2006 07:09 PM
sailnaway P.S. Any one can buy a Captain Lisc that don't mean squat if they don't have real sea time. Allot of the schools have the students go to a marina and get numbers off boats and record them as boats they have sailed. BS sailors I hate Captains Lisc most are earned by some book not sea time. I'll give you a dime for that piece of paper and I'll give you a grand if you can sail into the harbor with no motor and not put her on the rocks.
02-22-2006 07:00 PM
sailnaway Make sure the company you deal with gets all the permits up front and that they are a lisc and insured boat hauler. The web has sights where you can get quotes from several companies to go from South Florida to New Mexico was $7400. New Mexico you say well ya its a big lake but forget it. At the other end I had to have a crane do the lift and that was another $1200 so see the problem can grow when you pull the mast and truck the boat. also some trailers use pads that press aginst the hull and can wharp the glass because the weight of the boat is on the pads. also they taped my boat cabinet doors and lockers shut and the glue from the tape stayed behind when she was shipped from Michigan to Florida still shows in some places. Where does the boat have to be moved to. Allot of people deliver boats I do another man here says he does if it can be sailed you might want that to be done it is a good thing as you can meet the captain on some leg of the trip and even get in a little time on the boat.a fair price is $200 per day thats a captain and a mate also you pay dockage ,fuel and food and plane fare home for the crew. figure around a hundred miles a day if the crew is pushing a little so do the math maybe $3000. The boat will be on a good shake down and be ready to sail when you get her back. The captain should be very mechinical or forget it hire someone else.
02-18-2006 08:44 AM
Transportation estimates


If you want the advice of experts, I suggest you call the following: because, well, they are in fact experts.

Good luck.
02-18-2006 12:13 AM
faithab Izabella, We figured that, rather than reinventing the wheel, we would ask the experts. Surely someone had done the same trip recently and could give us a ballpark idea of THEIR costs. We wanted to figure it into the offer we were making on a boat. Thanks for your input.
02-08-2006 06:20 AM
Transporting a boat

yeah I just got estimates.. do a google search on boat transport companies.

to trainsport an ericson 27 from ruskin to port covington md where i now live was estmatedt at $2900 with about $500 at each end to drop and take the mast down/up.
you have both the travlift fee on each end..

If you want a ballpark figure keep about $4/foot back an dthat will more than adequately cover your bill.

my hauler for my IC34 has estimated realisticaly to bring down from michigan for me. about $275/foot before any yard fees for the prep work on each end etc.

you and freinds can drop and raise the mast.. but if anything happens there is NO recourse.. you still will have travlift fees..

tell me why have you not bothered to check with boat transport companies.. or idd you want others to do the work for you????/
02-02-2006 10:33 PM
Transporting a boat

Delivery Captain here.Call me if you need help.
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