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Old 02-01-2013, 19:29   #1
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Shipping Large Sailboat

I am trying to see if it is possible to ship our Hudson Force 50 to Seattle. I know it is big and with total length of 58' and a beam of 14'1" I do not think this is possible. Currently in Dana Point. Needs lots of work and not sea worthy in its present or anywhere near condition. Everything I am reading is conflicting. Some say 50ft is the longest for Standard Truck, others say 62. I know I am underweight limits of 80,000lbs but the beam is 14'1". That is a lot wider than a highway vehicle lane. Anyone have any suggestions or experience with this size. I am always on CF but never had to actually ask a question, hence never registered before.

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Old 02-01-2013, 19:52   #2
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I had my 50ft boat with 14'8" beam and 8'6" draft shipped in 2004 with no problem. I know of a friend's 75' race boat shipped Seattle to Chicago this year. The shipper will probably need two chase cars, have to route off I-5 depending on height, and have an oversize load permit. Bridge clearance was the routing issue. Additionally, the driver with have restrictions on the hours that the oversize load can be on the road at certain points, i.e. not at night, not in/thru a city at rush hour, etc.

Before you ship, consider yard prices, as I know Seattle is more expensive than Socal.
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Old 02-01-2013, 20:05   #3
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HBWT, I sent you a PM.
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You may wish to ensure that you have no leaks before you get the boat up to the land of eternal precipitation.....
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, HBWT.
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