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Old 01-05-2013, 16:57   #1
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is it possible to truck 38` sailboat cheaply from a point on w coast to a gulf marina

Hello,

if we don`t sell tzegunka, whom i'm listing here in classifieds, we are thinking if we can afford to truck it.

so we appreciate feedback if any had experience recently. like should we sail from Charleston, OR to Winchester Bay due to less traffic then say SF or San Diego?

+ any trucks that we can catch with empty load?

we are trying to locate haul out marinas in gulf, thinking port Arthur? but yet to define. anyone know of one? the boat yard was quite expensive.

so we will continue this search + or sail to Guatemala + be trucked over.

thank you, kara
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Old 01-05-2013, 21:37   #2
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Re: is it possible to truck 38` sailboat cheaply from a point on w coast to a gulf ma

Dont know if it is still true, but 30 years ago I had a boat shipped across country, and the driver said that the height made more of a difference in price than the beam. It had to do with detouring around low overpass,s. Deep draft and a pilot house might cost more than a wider but lower boat. Be prepared for the companies to want to know the height from bottom of keel to the highest point on the boat, and also the exact width._____Good Luck ____Grant.
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Old 01-05-2013, 22:04   #3
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Re: is it possible to truck 38` sailboat cheaply from a point on w coast to a gulf ma

If you want to make a really rough estimate I ship cargo by truck a lot and the base rate is usually $1.50/mile plus fuel surcharge (varies with the price of diesel that week).

Shipping boats is usually more. Like Grant said, the size can be an issue. Tall requires detours to miss low bridges and such, wide requires special wide load permits.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:37   #4
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Another thought, You are more likely to find an empty truck in a major port like SF or San Diego, than you are in a small port in Oregon. The larger port may be a PITA, but more boats will be delivered there, so more empty haulbacks available. Just something to think about._______Grant.
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Re: is it possible to truck 38` sailboat cheaply from a point on w coast to a gulf ma

"is it possible to truck 38` sailboat cheaply from a point on w coast to a gulf marina"

Define cheaply.

As a point of reference, shipping a 40' fixed keel coast to coast in the US, including haulout, derigging, and rerigging at the other end is going to run approximately $15,000. As mentioned, cost of the actual transport is going to be a function of height as the truck needs to follow a route with adequate clearance. In general, it's cheaper to remove arches and hard dodgers to decrease height than it is to reroute to accommodate them.
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For $15000. you could ship with Dockwise or Yachtpath,and save all the derigging work.Easier on boat as well.
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thanks all!, sorry I should be clearer, we are 10` high, 9`2 wide, 18000 pounds + never would pay that Dockwise fee. i'm a peace activist building communities, so I will keep searching + yet to define haulout on gulf side, to give zip code for estimates.

I appreciate feedback, because I heard truckers like less traffic vs big cities.

this is choice I choose to do what I want, it leaves me broke but very happy, change is coming soon we will sail again.

good day all! kara
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Re: is it possible to truck 38` sailboat cheaply from a point on w coast to a gulf ma

Try uShip - The Online Shipping Marketplace - Ship Freight, Furniture, Cars or Moves and see what estimates you get, and then see if they have references and have done it before.

I had my Ericson shipped the other way for 6K, 10 years ago, but the shipper went bust shortly afterwards.
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last year I tried uship + it appeared to be similar once their fees where added. so I tried a few contacts + I think to Brownsville, but all too much for me.

so folks please don't let me whiplash you, for we co_evolve in the moment, + I still searching marina haul out in port Arthur area/Louisiana, then we will call some trucks. + if can't go figure we may sail south, continue to try to sell + who knows maybe build a sailing scowl, to fit in to plans.

thanks for your thoughts, together we will figure it out.

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Re: is it possible to truck 38` sailboat cheaply from a point on w coast to a gulf ma

have you thought about hiring a delivery crew to sail it around through the Panama Canal? Is that more costly?
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well we sail our self, that is another plan on the table to sail to Guatemala where Pat Rains I think is name + her husband are experienced captains, he reposts pacific side + she does gulf. I don't have notes in front of me but I think that is the spelling.

we will be on a one trip for our life as networkers sharing solutions, so we ill either consider building a sailing scowl or sailing tygy their, + last year when I checked a trucker would put you on for 500$ or so, not even have to take the mast down + drive you to the gulf. so details have to be updated if we consider at that time. also I heard other does also near panama + then yes panama is expensive. so beyond our budget if we want to pursue our exchange for humanity + all life that supports us.

but watch that tehuantepac + papagayo, i'm spelling it wrong. supposedly better weather reporting then when we got snockered for 7 days + 7 nights non stop in a 42` wharram catamarand we built.

supposedly you have a foot on shore or way off. we where 450 miles off, as we would see fishing boats windows get blown out, tri behind us with a piano, went down + CG I think saved them. so wharram is good this way in his desighn for I beams that we laminated, tied together, sun dried + boat just torques with those 35` waves, each one I thought we would pitch pole, but I not as good as lovee, he has surfed 40 fters off of BC, too late in the year, when I had to have surgery.

but some global weather patterns are tough, we did 2 hrs on + off for 7 full days + went 1 + 1/2 knots against currents + confused seas + ended up in costa rica. then went over to Australia back thru marshalls to HI to Ak + US. which people said crazy but lovy tied odd the tiller + we barely touched it with a few stationary fronts + 52 days later I think from marshalls got blown in big time into Kodiak. we fell asleep + I awakened to the tinkling of calm fog, water hitting rocks, for we had really gotten blown in off a preconceived idea. luckily with such dense fog, we could see exactly then where land was + then when continued on went into very high winds, fog + could only feel the rumbling of boats passing, we had no radar.

so respect to all those behind us + those that still do primitive sailing.

so the adventure continues.

good day + happy sail to those out their or those that want to, thanks for your thoughts.

right now i'm busy working at Coos Bay March Against Monsanto, please join in where ever you are, it is a global issue + we have local solutions, but it takes us all. plus still looking for haul out in texas. wow I can't believe how difficult this has been to try to google + locate them.

so we keep at it, kara
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Re: is it possible to truck 38` sailboat cheaply from a point on w coast to a gulf ma

wow, that's a narrow boat for 38 ft! Might help with the cost a bit, not sure what the max width is all states but I think you can trailer 9-2 here in washington. 38 ft is not likley to go with other boats on a truck.. too much length. My guess is roughly $3 per mile. at 10ft high you might just be under height and under width which is a good thing for sure $ wise. Still , it aint cheap....
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Re: is it possible to truck 38` sailboat cheaply from a point on w coast to a gulf ma

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For $15000. you could ship with Dockwise or Yachtpath,and save all the derigging work.Easier on boat as well.
He would be lucky to get the boat to Panama for that price... To Texas try about $25k
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Kareje,check with "Hotshots Boat Transport",they may be the affordable choice.
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Re: is it possible to truck 38` sailboat cheaply from a point on w coast to a gulf ma

.... and read the thread regarding boats being held hostage by shippers part way to their destination! I would only go with someone who's been shipping a long time and ships for Brokers/builders etc.
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