One of my wife's co-workers has just bought a Pearson 365
. Its a 1979 model, said to be in good condition by the surveyor
, a self confessed power boat
guy. At the time of purchase
Sarah was unable to do a sea trail due to wind
The boat is now in Pensacola
and the new owner, Sarah, wants to get it to San Diego
ASAP before hurricane
season. Sarah's idea is to get a crew of 4 people she knows here in Colorado, fly down to Pensacola
no later than mid June and sail the boat to Galveston. From there she will have the boat transported by truck the rest of the way.
My wife and I have been asked to join the crew for this proposed trip across the Gulf. Not sure if we can do it yet but I did volunteer to get more info so here are a couple of questions.
Any local knowledge for the Galveston area? Where to haul the boat and put it on a truck, etc.
Any local knowledge for the San Diego
area? Where to splash the boat, etc.
Any recommendations as far as boat transport companies?
And more to the point:
Wouldn't it be better and not much more expensive to truck the boat the whole way?
When I consider the unknown boat, the time constraints and coordination involved I think putting her on a truck in Fla might be the best course of action.