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Old 01-01-2015, 17:27   #1
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Mast Transport

Can anyone give me a ball-park idea what it cost to ship a 45ft mast from Buffalo to the Eastern terminus of the Erie/ N. York canal? Also I am assuming that a cat with a 19ft beam would have no problem in the canal. Please correct me if I am wrong. Happy New Year all.
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Re: Mast Transport

Don't most boats just take their unstepped masts with them?
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Except when a boat needs a new mast. Or you want to travel on the canal without a mast laying on the deck.


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Re: Mast Transport

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Don't most boats just take their unstepped masts with them?
Just looking at options.
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Re: Mast Transport

Not knowing how much air draft you need to transit, I too would think you would build a cradle and carry it with you. Maybe above your Bimini/hard dodger ??

Aluminum mast and SS wire bring a good scrap price if it got "misplaced in transit".

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Yes, as I said just looking at options. Going thru the locks, crawling over the rigging, can be a drag. Lots of locks. Thanks.
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Re: Mast Transport

Start with companies which deliver boats by truck, & basically inquire about your mast hitching a ride, along with a boat which is being delivered (for a fee of course). And from there, brainstorm on options as to what's similar size wise to a spar & commonly gets shipped.
Also, I'd imagine that a few calls to some spar makers would yield results, as they ship masts all the time.
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