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Old 16-07-2007, 22:20   #1
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over the road delivery

Hi. I am researching purchasing a small sailboat (Flicka 20) a good distance from my home and am trying to get an idea of all the costs involved. I am trying to find some information about shipping the boat over the road. If anybody has any experience with this or can recommend any companies I would greatly appreciate it. The over the road delivery would be from Florida Keys to Virginia and the boat is not currently on a trailer. Thanks in advance for your help.

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Old 17-07-2007, 06:51   #2
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get a soundings mag. and or go on line and do a google yahoo what ever search there are a bunch out there. if and when you do this (the move) try to set it up as a back haul with carrier as it should the rate considerably.
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Old 17-07-2007, 08:38   #3
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At 20 feet, you JUST *might* be able to get that shipped as freight! It certainly fits into a shipping container (or the back of a semi).


Try and look up trucks who are delivering loads to the location of the flicka and returning home empty. I forget what the shipping terminology is, but I think it's called a return or something like that.

Maybe someone else can be more helpful with that terminology. Empty trucks are all over the place.
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Old 17-07-2007, 09:44   #4
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It's a backhaul.
A Flika should be able to be pulled by most any SUV or PU. Have a trailer built (you'll want one eventualy) and take a vaction to the Keys and pick it up.
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Old 17-07-2007, 18:44   #5
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Backhaul! That's it. Where does the mind go?
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Old 17-07-2007, 20:24   #6
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Guys thank you for the info, I'm looking into to all your suggestions.

thanks,
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Old 17-07-2007, 21:02   #7
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A custom trailer might run 7-8k, then you can haul anytime you want. Just dont put it in salt water, the trailer that is. Might cost 200$ to have it launched with a crane or travel lift. I think the resale value of a boat with trailer is much greater than one without. Someday you will want to sell it.

Do you have a decent tow vehicle?
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I just moved our boat (29' ) with a friends pickup and my home made trailer. It was a shorter haul at only about 75 miles, but this shows that it is do-able. I was into this move including cost of building the trailer, for about $500. If you are handy it might be something to consider.
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