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Old 10-09-2010, 22:14   #1
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Shipping Gear from SoCal to San Carlos, MX

I'm looking for information based on experience to get gear down to San Carlos, MX from Southern California. Most gear is heavy like tools, long like fishing poles, odd sized, cumbersome, etc. Not only are flights expensive to Guaymas, MX, but most boat stuff is not airline friendly. I've heard the horror stories about shipping, and I've have UPS tell me buying insurance will do nothing but increase their profit margin. UPS recommended I use a freight broker. Driving eight hours to see if I can get a TIP and not charged duties doesn't seem fun, and driving across the boarder wouldn't be my first choice just to bring gear down to San Carlos.
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There was a guy who regularly drove down with stuff....or maybe he drove to Tijuana and shipped it from there...dunno...I'd ask at Downwind Marine, Shelter Island, San Diego.
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