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Old 27-12-2015, 11:16   #1
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I am Buying a boat

I have put an offer on a 35' IP, it is located in Mobile Al, I need to get it to Kemah Tx, What would be the cost to hire a captian to deliver it for me?
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Old 27-12-2015, 11:45   #2
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Re: I am Buying a boat

why don't you sail yourself?
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Old 27-12-2015, 20:18   #3
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look in the Crews Available section there's some Delivery skippers there
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Old 28-12-2015, 07:47   #4
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Re: I am Buying a boat

I'll be curious to see what your solution is. I have the opposite. I'm looking at several boats in Kemah and will need to deliver to Mandeville La if I purchase there. Looks like 3 days sail or so but with no experience in the matter I can't say for sure. Good Luck!
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Re: I am Buying a boat

This is a bad time of the year to be moving a boat thru the Gulf North to Kemah. Use intercoastal.
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Old 28-12-2015, 09:48   #6
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I am a USCG licensed captain with the sail endorsement and would be interested in moving your boat. I have logged many off shore miles including numerous Gulf crossings. I live in Fairhope and would be available. Please call if you are interested. Jeff Comer (251) 401 4702
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About 500 NM ? 4-6 days ? Probably in the neighborhood of $2500 plus expenses, at least. Last time I talked to a friend he was charging about $5 a mile for the San Francisco to San Diego run. That was going south, going north there was a per diem charge also because you can be delayed and have to wait on weather.
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I really recommend doing this yourself. That first cruise is always an adventure & this isn't a particularly hard trip. Just watch the weather.
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Re: I am Buying a boat

If you lack the experience or confidence to do the trip as your 'first sail' lots of instructor/delivery skippers will let you come as crew and do some teaching on the way. Expect to pay a reasonable rate to get a good instructor, what do you get paid per day? expect to pay an instructor a similar amount.
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First you take it on a shakedown cruise, 24-48 hours. Then expect to spend two more days or perhaps a week, finding and fixing what you need to rely on to bring it home.


In theory really good sea trials should show all these things up, but sometimes an engine won't overheat until it has run for an hour on a hot day...these things happen. Sea trials don't replace a proper shakedown.


Whether that's you, or a paid delivery captain, if you skip that part of things you have either bought an exceptional vessel, or you can expect a radiocall from the delivery captain explain why he's going to be a bit delayed en route.
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If you can leave after May 15, I will sail it over with you for expenses, providing the boat is in good shape for the passage. I would want at least a full day to check her out, and perhaps longer to fix anything that needs fixing. Can you send me the spec. sheet. jobobsc1@gmail.com See attached
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We bought our sailboat in Freeport, TX and brought it thru the GIWW to Gulfport, MS. It wasn't difficult. We had very little experience experience except taking ASA 101 & 102. You do need an extra hand or two to go thru several locks. It was very educational for us and we learned a lot.


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Just sent a private message as well
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