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Old 31-08-2008, 18:57   #1
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Sailboat trucking

I have a Tartan 34-2 currently on the hard in New Bern, NC. I have a friend about 1 hour north of Raliegh that I could store the boat. I am paying $750 per 3 months storage. I doubt I will get back to sailingn much anymore. I haven't had any luck selling it.
So... anyone have an idea of what it would entail and cost to take a boat inland and set it down without a travel lift? Aren't the boat trucks able to lift and set without lifts?

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Someone with an appropriate sized crane could lift it. I have seen that done.
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Some companies use Brownell Hydraulic trailers for transport. These rigs have large hydraulic lifting arms on the trailer that lift the boat up and on to the trailer for transport. No need for a crane. I currently am moving my boat to and from a farm in Wisconsin using such a rig from Great Lakes Marine Service (Grafton, WI).

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That's what I am considering. About how much are you getting charged and what size is your boat?
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That boat trailer is going to cost you one heck of a lot more than the cost to pay a boat hauler to take your boat to its destination and then to have your boat lifted off the trailer with a crane. Especially with it being a 34 foot boat. If you do buy the trailer you will either have to rent or purchase the full sized truck (tractor) to pull it with which means getting a Class A license as well. I doubt that trailer can lift the weight of a 34 foot boat as well. I think that amount of weight is going to require more than four tires and more than two axles.

I just looked up the displacement of a Tartan 34-2. It is 10,000 pounds. You will need a truck that can tow 5 tons plus the weight of the trailer. Thats not your typical pickup truck.

What I am saying is paying a boat hauler and then hiring a crane is probably the less expensive and more practical idea.
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Didn't plan to buy one... I meant what kind of price to move it on a haulers truck...
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The boat transport company using a Brownell lift charged the typical $4.25/mile regardless of whether he was using the lift trailer or not. Most companies don't use the Brownell trailers although I recall there being at least one company on the east coast. You'll have to Google it up. Moving a boat isn't cheap and with the cost of diesel rising, it's not going to get any cheaper. But isn't that why we got into boats in the first place, so we could spend every nickle we have on them. At least we can live on them when they foreclose on the house. Ha!

Just as an FYI, I wasn't suggesting that anyone actually purchase such a trailer unless you plan on going into the boat moving business!

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I store my 35' Bristol sloop on the hard in my back yard, in SW Florida. My trucker charges me $200 to pick it up and move it 1/2 mile to the marina.
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