Never buy a boat without a survey
. Leave room in your budget
for a good one. Ask the surveyor
if the change from salt
to fresh water
will adversely affect anything. I seriously doubt there will be, unless there has been some intrusion into wood products. Google
Boat haulers. There are several. They take care of the prepping and routing. You may need to crane the boat off a trailer onto a caster-equipped cradle
to move it into a barn, and you will definately need a hard surface for it to roll on. It would be very helpful if your barn had a hoist capable of raising the engine
According to the Army Corps of Engineers, there are navigable river routes to Oklahoma, with an honest to goodness " Port ", possibly a good place to crane out.
All this means you could be looking at a slightly bigger boat, with at most two state highway authorities to worry about, and much simpler high clearance routing around underpasses. Sounds like you are a Hull
Tech, so go steel!