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Old 15-07-2011, 20:57   #1
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I am planning on leaving for Panama this autumn on a 25' pearson. Does anyone have any info on putting a boat on a flatbed and trucking across the isthmus?
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Old 15-07-2011, 22:10   #2
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In the fall of 2001 while I was staying at Pedro Migual Yacht Club within the canal, a truck with a boat transport trailer delivered a new benie to the club from a container yard where it had arrived on a frieghter. So I know that there is boat transport by truck in Panama.

Which side will you be arriving on, and from where?
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Wouldn't trucking it across cost more than the transit? Taking into consideration 2 yard bills, and the trucking..........i2f
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, masterhoops.
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going from pacific to atlantic
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Contact this website for any questions.

http://www.panamarina.com/flamenco-yacht-club/

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I was wondering the same thing..I heard that it cost 4000.00!!!!!to get a 32ft boat thru transit???Is this true???If so Id also be interested in knowing if there was another way across..maybe cheaper farther north before ya get to Panama ..anyone know another(cheaper) way to the west coast??.
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Contact this website for any questions.

http://www.panamarina.com/flamenco-yacht-club/

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tryed the site you referenced and its a bit dated any other sites you can think of?thanks DVC
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I was wondering the same thing..I heard that it cost 4000.00!!!!!to get a 32ft boat thru transit???Is this true???If so Id also be interested in knowing if there was another way across..maybe cheaper farther north before ya get to Panama ..anyone know another(cheaper) way to the west coast??.
Google "panama canal transit" and you will find a lot of information about the costs. Depending upon the boat size, type of transit, and boat history of transiting the Panama canal the costs can vary from about $1K to $2K for a private recreational sailboat under 50ft LOA. There will be an official Panama Canal link in the search that will have the actual prices of transiting.
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I was wondering the same thing..I heard that it cost 4000.00!!!!!to get a 32ft boat thru transit???Is this true???If so Id also be interested in knowing if there was another way across..maybe cheaper farther north before ya get to Panama ..anyone know another(cheaper) way to the west coast??.

Many of the areas east and west of the canal don't have direct road access across that you would WANT to take a boat on a trailer rig...
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Yeah, I have heard similar reports. I also have heard that out of that money is a deposit, that is returned to the individual via mail, or returned to credit card.
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the prices posted inthe canal site do NOT take into account the line handlers, pilot and other incidentals..... need to consider that.. under 50 ft is 1850 plus incidentals. makes ABOUT 5000 DOLLARS, OF WHICH SPOZEDLY SOME IS RETURNED TO YE POST TRANSIT, ACCORDING TO MY SOURCE WHO HAS TRANSITED MORE THAN 4 TIMES. sorry about caps i typo i do not type.
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Didn't used to need a pilot on the small boats, has that changed?

Handlers can sometimes be got by checking with the clubs and offering up transit options to people who do it for the experience.

Tires for fenders can also be wrangled cheap.

If you decide to consider a transit rather than a portage this is some good info;

http://ellida1voyage.blogspot.com/20...nsit-info.html

http://www.noonsite.com/Countries/Pa...rc=Formalities
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Many of the areas east and west of the canal don't have direct road access across that you would WANT to take a boat on a trailer rig...
what about Mexico anyone ever tried to truck across mexico!thanks DVC
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