Originally Posted by Jolly Roger
I'm thinking of buying a Hudson Force 50 (57' overall) in California
State and get it to Florida
somehow. (After everyone stops laughing, I'm serious).
Does anyone have any knowledge or experience of how best to do this? Trucking all the way is $22,000 so that's out. Other options are truck part way - Houston
, or sail through canal, (7000 miles, uh!), or truck across the thin bit of Mexico
. Any suggestions please.
having been involved with deliveries from Florida to the canal, and from Canada
, I'd like to add to Dave's excellent advice.
Can we assume that you are on the west coast
of the U.S., and are not free to stay in the east, or in Florida while refitting a large sailboat in preparation for a cruise
in that area?
Before considering a trip of that magnitude (west coast to east coast), an older vessel will likely need a major refit
. And you will then need a great deal of time for the trip as well. If you have plenty of time you can do it. If you have plenty of money you can hire it done.
If you must get to Florida, perhaps you can delay your purchase
until you've relocated? Then you could begin searching short-range. Lots of boats from which to choose.