(I presume you have already explored moving the boat from Manila?)
If Manila is out, then I would suggest using Hong Kong
, having shipped from there myself. In my case I was moving a catamaran
so at least I did not have to find or build a cradle
Looking at the logistics :-
You will need a cradle
- This needs to be made. I would suggest making it in steel
with some wood (the wood being that part which is in contact with the boat) The cradle once made is stripped down and packed onto the boat.
The next thing is to decide whether to take down the mast
- if this is done then this also packed onto the boat.
The boat is then fueled up and departs for Hong Kong
On the assumption that a ship has been found and an agreement reached to lift
your boat and carry it to a suitable port on the west coast of North or Central America
The boat arrives in Hong Kong - the cradle is then fitted around and to the boat by qualified personnel while the boat is in the water
. Or the boat is taken to a container port where the cradle is taken off and assembled, The boat is then lifted and placed in its cradle. Then the ship comes along and lifts the boat and its cradle.
Either way the Boat and cradle is then lashed securely to the deck
, The mast
is also packed securely and separately to the boat. At that point the insurance
assessor should be aboard to take pictures, notes etc.
Is your boat called Rozinante?
If you need someone to build the cradle and handle getting the boat ready to go to HK.
PM me and I will give you his contact details in Subic (first class guy - known him for years) If HK is too expensive there is an option I would use in ZhuHai 40nm west of HK.
PS. It might be a good idea to contact Ta Shing in TaiWan
and get a sectional plan of your Taswell 43, this would make the manufacture of the cradle much easier and accurate