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Old 17-10-2015, 19:50   #16
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Re: Options other than Panama Canal

Have you looked at a map? The lake Nicaragua rumored route would be the only possibility.
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Have you looked at a map? The lake Nicaragua rumored route would be the only possibility.
I think its years away, like a decade or more.

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Old 17-10-2015, 20:00   #18
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I'm talking about gulf of Mexico to Pacific ocean in Mexico or Guatemala can't remember. Crs setting in. But it was only about 1 -2 hr trip


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Apologies, I only mention it to give a comparison on trucking rates US vs Panama. Cheers, Phil
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Old 17-10-2015, 20:06   #19
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16x80? I'm not a trucker, but that sounds like a very impressive load. I think you definitely know more about this sort of thing than me

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Sounds like a mobile home, or half a mobile (modular) home. See them all the time.
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I think its years away, like a decade or more.

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We have been to the marina on the Pacific side of Nicaragua and there is with no doubt whatsoever, a place to launch a boat from a truck. If there is a way to load a boat onto a truck at Lake Nicaragua I would be gobsmacked.
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Old 17-10-2015, 20:29   #21
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Again, it was a French or German boat that had supposedly done it around 2000. Doubt it happened fro the info regarding the rapids on the river.


On an aside, the Grand Canal was to be built in a 5 year period. Did they start?
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Old 17-10-2015, 21:57   #22
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You are right it was a double wide I used to move them years ago

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Re: Options other than Panama Canal

When we were in RAM Marina in the Rio Dulce in 2014, there was a boat hauled there, prepped and put on a truck for delivery to the Pacific. I don't know exactly where in the Pacific, but was told that this was a regular thing for that boat owner for several years - trucking back and forth from the Pacific to the Rio as the owner's whims changed his cruising grounds.

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Re: Options other than Panama Canal

Very timely discussion.

We are in the Caribbean and have been getting prices the past few weeks to do exactly what that, as we plan to repatriate back to Canada and wanted to keep our home.

Trucking from Florida - $15K
Trucking from Texas - $8-9K
Mast stepping, and loading - $1.2K on each end.
Haul and laydays - $600 each end.

We have changed our focus now, to letting our girl go, and use her proceeds to repurchase in Canada.
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Old 18-10-2015, 10:17   #25
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The person in Rio Dulce who trucks boats to and from the Pacific coast is Carlos Morales AKA Carlos the Welder. The maximum length of sail boats he does is about 40 feet. last time I spoke to him he told me He is doing a trip to the Pacific sometime in the next 2 weeks.

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You could always sail around the Horn.
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Are you thinking of "Carlos the Yacht Trucker" who trucks boats from Rio Dulce, Guatemala, across to Puerto Quetzal on the Pacific side? And vice versa? I met Carlos Morales six years ago at his welding shop at Bruno's Marina in Rio Dulce. Sometimes he picks up boats in Iztapa Lagoon next door to Puerto Quetzal. I talked with one set of boaters who had recently used his service and praised him. They followed behind as their boat was being transported, mast down lashed alongside, said the drive was terrifying, narrow highway, switch backs, impatient traffic. But they said it turned out fine, the price was inexpensive, especially considering the alternative distance to Panama Canal. ... Look in "Cruising Ports: the Central American Route" on pages 183 and 249 for photos. Also, rio@guate.net.gt For the whole story, go to Rio Dulce Chisma Net dot Com and search for Man Who Moves Boats Over Mountains.
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Are you thinking of "Carlos the Yacht Trucker" who trucks boats from Rio Dulce, Guatemala, .
Yep Same guy,

In 2013 he relocated his welding shop to his own property just north of Rio Dulce and, unbelievably, he has just gone past our boat at anchor off Brunos in his skiff heading for Marina Magalar whilst I am typing this!!!!
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Thx for all the great information that sounds like what I was looking for.

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You could always sail around the Horn.
Or the Northwest Passage, most years nowadays.
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