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Old 07-03-2014, 05:32   #1
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Hey guys has anyone trucked a sailboat to the west coast ,need some input ,st Catharines to vancouver ,got a price from the local company and I'am still recovering from the shock
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Old 07-03-2014, 06:03   #2
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Hey guys has anyone trucked a sailboat to the west coast ,need some input ,st Catharines to vancouver ,got a price from the local company and I'am still recovering from the shock
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Old 07-03-2014, 06:05   #3
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If the trip has to be 100% in Canada then that might be the reason. Check with these folks http://www.lockviewmarina.com/ to see what they say. I'm not sure they can come into Canada though. You don't say what price was shocking but a move like this in my experience will be more than $5K but probably closer to $10K. Then you have travel lift costs at both ends and a lot of time to de-rig and re-rig the boat. Be wary of under insured cheap trucking offers. There are stories about transport where mast and boat get separated to save money and a long wait for all the bits to finally arrive at the destination. When we trucked across country we made sure everything shipped together and direct. It costs a bit more but nothing was lost.
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:18   #4
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Thanks for the info guys calling both places on Monday ,can't wait to get back to the west coast.
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You dont say how big it is, but for a 32 trawler in 2009 it was about $11000. Just not worth it on many boats. The other thing is ..... watch out for low bidders! There is a problem running rampant in the moving industry, they take your stuff and then they hold it hostage for more money when they are partially across the country. There was a thread about this on a boat move last year here on the forum, and it's becoming so common in general it was even on the news a while back.
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