Originally Posted by jmgal220
I'm enjoying the discussion on sailing Fla to Calif via Canal. I'm looking at an Irwin
in Fla to possibly buy, and need to get it out to So Calif. Sounds like an April trip down through the canal will be tough and expensive. Perhaps the idea to sail to Houston
and truck it to San Diego
might be best. But truck cost for this size boat is around $6K, with hauling and mast
stepping down and up adding up to another $2k total. I'm also concerned that an older (1970s) boat might have some fiberglass
issues, not to mention rigging
. Should I stay away from the whole deal?
Transporting your boat from Texas
is a sensible approach if you don't want to experience a year plus of sailing through some realy interesting places.
A friend of mine purchased a new 42' hunter
and trucked it to SF where they lived aboard for several years and then trucked it back to settle in Flordia.
suffered damage when the truck took a speed bump at speed, but I think the fiberglas hull
of your 1970's boat is built like a tank.