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Old 22-11-2012, 11:46   #46
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Re: Cost and Intricacies of Boat Transport

Are you purchasing a boat sight-unseen?

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Old 22-11-2012, 11:47   #47
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Re: Cost and Intricacies of Boat Transport

The M25 engine is 21 hp - just to confirm your guess.

One could make the point that it's not much colder in winter than summer along the California Coast once north of Pt. C.

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My M25 on our '86 boat has 2572 engine hours.

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Old 22-11-2012, 20:14   #48
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The high quote may be from Calif law that requires lead and trail cars if the width is over 10(?) feet, which I am sure the Catalina is. They also restrict the times that a wide load can be on the road. Even at that ,$3000 seems high. If You have the flexibility of time to go with Capt Jeffries, then I think it would be well worth it for an amazing learning experiance. The only delivery that I took an owner along was Northbound in Feb. We both learned a whole new definition of COLD. I think it was the second afternoon out that I told the owner that we were within distance of a safe anchorage that we could spend the night and get a good hot meal. He couldnt say yes fast enough! I showed him how to dodge the outer clumps of kelp, and find an opening large enough to drop and set the hook without backing into the kelp behind us. We left in the morning well rested and fed. It turned out to be a very enjoyable delivery for both of us, and he thanked me for the experiance.____Grant.
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Old 25-11-2012, 20:20   #49
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That fee does not include yard costs getting her out of the water and splashing back in the water. How much were the decommissioning and recommissioning, yard/technician costs? How long ago was that trucking price? Pre war gas prices..??
This was 2012. 100% of the costs I paid were stated. My sailboat was already on my trailer. It was hook on, kick the tires and go.

My uShip driver figured out where the boat was at, and bid the job looking at my boat. His home was on the way to my location, which gave him the edge. My high bid was $1800. Remember, while my boat is 32 feet long, it is not over width or over height.

Date in pic shows oxidized sailboat in LA CA and a cleaned boat in my slip. My turn around time from pre uShip to sailing was just a few weeks. Minor diesel repair, lots of cleaning and we splashed.

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Old 25-11-2012, 21:30   #50
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I like uShip, and would use it again, but can't stress enough, that every driver is an independent contractor, so you need to check their references. My driver had 31 positive responses in uShip, and one negative comment about not being a great communicator. Boy was that correct. He was hard to reach several times.

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