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Old 31-03-2011, 23:45   #1
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Bought the Boat

No going back now, papers are signed, money sent and as of the 1st April the boat (Tayana 37) is mine. Its a bit of a project boat with a few "Minor" problems to overcome. Before I can start work though there is one major issue, I have to ship the boat from the East coast to the PNW. I would like to hear from anyone who has shipped a boat recently with experiences, pitfalls, recomendations and an approximate cost. Ive tried Uship but got very little response and all the quotes I did get were at the top end what I expected or so low that I'm more than a little bit worried about the service. Thanks

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Old 31-03-2011, 23:58   #2
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Re: Bought the Boat

Congratulations, I am so pleased for you. Sorry I can't be of any help about expenses... Have you tried a search?

I found this one from 2007 - a bit old:
San Francisco to Seattle

A bit newer (2008):
Crossed Atlantic, trucking overland - Need trailer!

And fairly new (2010):
Looking for Good Truck Shipper - Miami to Seattle

I'm sure there are more, if you keep looking. Use the Google custom search up top, (it's more flexible than CF's own) and keep trying new words.

Hope this helps.


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Old 01-04-2011, 00:00   #3
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Re: Bought the Boat

The adventure begins!
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Old 01-04-2011, 00:01   #4
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Re: Bought the Boat

Congrats Excellent boats. Post photos!

Otherwise can't help you Sorry

"I get knocked down but I get up again" eventually.
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Old 01-04-2011, 00:45   #5
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Re: Bought the Boat

The sun is up over England and it's the 1 April today so you are now a boat owner, congrats

Since the cost is probably based on distance and borders, do you not have the time to motor it up to and across the Great Lakes?

Moody 31 - April Lass
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Old 02-04-2011, 13:33   #6
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Re: Bought the Boat

We had our Gemini 105MC shipped from San Diego to Portland and the Columbia river last fall and the cost was about $5600.00 for about 2000 miles. It would have cost an additional $2000.00 to transport it to Anacourtes WA because of the additional licences and 2 escort cars. Our cat has a 14 ft beam and is not too tall ( no keel ) so It was an easy hall achording to the driver, under all bridges. We did have 2 - 2ft dia spots where the newer bottom paint chiped off from the hull supports that had to be repaired at Schooner Creek boat yard in Portland Or where we got the boat launched. I think there is a ship that carries yachts up the USA's west coast to Vancouver BC regularly, They pickup in Fla and at the west end of the Panama canal I think. You will probably find the ship transport will only run north in August to Sept.

Good luck and see you sailing in the Salish Sea

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