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Old 26-01-2013, 10:26   #1
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East Coast River Navigation...

How far are the following rivers navigable upstream with a 6 draft???

Delaware?
Potomac?
James River?
Susquehanna River?
Rappahannock River?


Im trying to find the shortest possible trucking distance to get from the East coast to the Tennessee or Ohio

Any other thoughts are more than welcome!!!

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Old 21-03-2013, 11:09   #2
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Re: East Coast River Navigation...

You can take the Potomac up as far as DC. You can only get to the mouth of the Susquehanna.

Not sure about the others.

FYI - it is a long haul up the Potomac to DC, several tricky areas with military restrictions. You might want to pull in Norfolk or Baltimore. Most places on the Western shore of the Chesapeake might work too. Depending upon your exact destination the distance trucked and cost might be based more on how easy it is to get to the marina.

Look at the two ends on Google maps and route it.
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Re: East Coast River Navigation...

Delaware I would say just shy of Trenton in Bordentown Area. But realistically more like the NJ/PA Turnpike bridge in Florence.
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Re: East Coast River Navigation...

There might be other considerations, like which roads your trucking company can use and when, depending on the size of the boat and where you are going.
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Re: East Coast River Navigation...

And who has capability to haul and handle the boat.

Delaware has Dredge Harbor in NJ. I think that is as far as you can go and still haul. I think.

But really, the cost per mile is not great. You still have to haul load unload. That is a fixed cost regardless of trip length, making the per mile a smaller bit.

I guess you would do better asking which marina has the best haul, load capabilities and prices.
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Re: East Coast River Navigation...

You might do better by first asking a trucking company which is experienced in moving boats such as yours. Ask what THEY require; they might even have a good suggestion or two for keeping the costs and the complexity down.

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Re: East Coast River Navigation...

Actually you can find a trucking company through Yacht world.

Go to a boat, near the photo will be a box asking for your zip code and saying, get a shipping quote. Then go to details.

It will take you to uship, which will run a reverse auction for the shipping.

Or jut go to http://www.uship.com/touch/
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Re: East Coast River Navigation...

and consider leaving some kind of tracking device on the boat. there was a thread here in the last month or two started by a guy who paid to have his boat hauled somewhere. after a few days the trucker called him demanding more money and not telling him where he had his boat hidden. don't know what the outcome of that was.
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Re: East Coast River Navigation...

What about the Savannah River? I think you can get as far as Augusta which would be maybe 200 miles to the TN River. But not sure if there's a place to haul the boat in Augusta.
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Re: East Coast River Navigation...

Freighters go all the way up the Delaware to just past the NJ/PA Turnpike Bridge where there is a plastics plant at Grows terminal. But I think the last suitable haul out service you will find will be in Burlington City. Would be short jaunt to turnpike bridge and straight run on turnpike across PA to OH for trucking.
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Re: East Coast River Navigation...

Try the Hudson, navigable from NYC to Canada and into St. Lawrence Seaway.Hang a left and all the great lakes are ahead. Go right and all the Canadian Maritimes ,the Atlantic ,or make a great loop back through New England and points South. Marinas,deep waters, and history every inch of the way.
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