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Old 28-01-2023, 09:10   #46
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Re: I have to move the mast again. But now itís 64ft.

If you're worried about water damage and only being able to dock on 1 side, could you possibly build a support off the crossbeam and the davits that would allow you to carry the mast on the cabintop (in the center like a monohull would)? That might keep it more out of your way than having it on one of the hulls, and it would likely be easier to load and unload with a crane vs putting it under the bridgedeck.

The supports should be do-able with just some dimensional lumber, no big sheets of plywood needed. And then some foam blocks for it to sit on where it goes over the roof.
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Old 28-01-2023, 09:15   #47
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If you're worried about water damage and only being able to dock on 1 side, could you possibly build a support off the crossbeam and the davits that would allow you to carry the mast on the cabintop (in the center like a monohull would)? That might keep it more out of your way than having it on one of the hulls, and it would likely be easier to load and unload with a crane vs putting it under the bridgedeck.

The supports should be do-able with just some dimensional lumber, no big sheets of plywood needed. And then some foam blocks for it to sit on where it goes over the roof.
Well, yes. Thatís full circle back to the standard way of carrying it on a boat.

To be honest, I donít think Iím saving anything by dealing with putting it on the boat.

A day to move the boat to the mast, a day to get materials, a day to build the cradles, a day to get back to where I am and then dealing with the stress of the mast up there for the 1000 miles I have to motor among 80ft sport fisher semi planing wakes.

Pretty sure Iíd come out ahead by just working and paying the trucking bill.
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Old 28-01-2023, 09:30   #48
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Well, yes. Thatís full circle back to the standard way of carrying it on a boat.

To be honest, I donít think Iím saving anything by dealing with putting it on the boat.

A day to move the boat to the mast, a day to get materials, a day to build the cradles, a day to get back to where I am and then dealing with the stress of the mast up there for the 1000 miles I have to motor among 80ft sport fisher semi planing wakes.

Pretty sure Iíd come out ahead by just working and paying the trucking bill.

If you can get it trucked on the timeline you need, that'll definitely be the easiest option. I think figuring out how to carry it on the boat is the backup plan, as it's a better one than having to drive it that far yourself.
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Re: I have to move the mast again. But now itís 64ft.

Really disappointing that nobody mentioned Jimmies World on YouTube! Just let the local fly club do the transport
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Really disappointing that nobody mentioned Jimmies World on YouTube! Just let the local fly club do the transport
Nice one! Definitely thinking outside the box.

Side story. I almost built the boat inland to save cost. I thought Iíd do that and move it with a helicopter after she was ready to launch. The price as compare to the higher rents on the shore made sense.

BUTÖ.

The flight rules put it out of reach.

When you move something by air, you have to clear the flight path of all people below the load. Clearing houses, buildings, roads, etc. I was surprised by this.
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Nice one! Definitely thinking outside the box.

Side story. I almost built the boat inland to save cost. I thought Iíd do that and move it with a helicopter after she was ready to launch. The price as compare to the higher rents on the shore made sense.

BUTÖ.

The flight rules put it out of reach.

When you move something by air, you have to clear the flight path of all people below the load. Clearing houses, buildings, roads, etc. I was surprised by this.
You need to think outside the box! Just put your website URL with big vinyl lettering on the mast and let a Cesna tow it over just like the advertising banners. Maybe add some fletching to stabilize it and youíre done
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I don't have much in the way of additional suggestions, but my SO and I have successfully hung out in the Home Depot parking lot and sawed and constructed things several times when out in our RV. As long as you don't leave a mess and you just bought stuff in the store, they don't seem to mind some carpentry in the far end of the lot. So if the construction won't take all day (2-3 hours seems fine) and you have a way to take everything away with you when you're done, I'd just do as much as possible in the parking lot of the store if you go that route.
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Old 29-01-2023, 05:54   #53
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Re: I have to move the mast again. But now itís 64ft.

Why have you decided not to move it yourself? You were telling us how easy that was.

Have you gotten a quote from a legit yacht mover or other trucker yet?
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Interesting that you post that? I was just about to put a price up here and ask people what they thought it sounds a little high.

I got $4000 to move it.

I decided not to do it myself because I wanted to have a good time. I wanted to enjoy the trip as best I can. I wanted convenience. Instead of struggling and sacrificing I wanted to actually enjoy myself for once. With the boat.

Because remember, the main objective right now is to get this thing sailing so that I can see if I want to continue to finish it.

An enjoyable trip up the coast will help me determine that.

Struggling with a mast on the deck, Even flying back-and-forth and driving it myself and staying in hotels? That all sounds pretty annoying. I’d like to relax and enjoy myself for once. Trying to learn to live a little differently after the heart attack.
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Re: I have to move the mast again. But now itís 64ft.

So what do people think about $4000? Sounds kind of expensive to me.
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Re: I have to move the mast again. But now itís 64ft.

Are you sure the Carolina riggers will, can, and are up to the job?
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Are you sure the Carolina riggers will, can, and are up to the job?
Did you catch the stuff up thread about who it is?

Oh, wait a second. I’m sorry. It’s not even in this thread.

https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums...-272263-8.html
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So what do people think about $4000? Sounds kind of expensive to me.
I told you it would be expensive.

You told me I had no idea what I was talking about.
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I told you it would be expensive.

You told me I had no idea what I was talking about.
Not quite. You should scroll back. I told you you had no idea what you were talking about when you said I couldn’t move it with my truck.

Especially when I have already done that. That’s when you had no idea what you were talking about.

Are you forgetting? Or just kind of rewriting the posts in your head to reflect what you wish they said?

I had already looked ahead to see what the permits cost. For all four states it’s like between $18 and $48 per state. So no. It was not expensive if that’s what you were talking about. If I drove it with my own truck it would cost about maybe $800? Including fuel and hotels

Certainly a far cry from 4000.
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Re: I have to move the mast again. But now itís 64ft.

Chotu there is way more to it than just comparing $800 to $4000. $omeone has to make all the calls, organise the paperwork and insurance. Then the delivery driver might be making a round trip and be coming back empty. Not to mention more than once I have been in a boatyard and the travel lift/staff have been unable to load a truck until later than the stated time. So, the drivers just $itting in the cab waiting waiting. I see it is roughly a 600-mile journey on google. So, first day load and get halfway, second day arrive unload and start back, third day home for the driver. Depending on the truck set up, that might mean 2 nights in a motel, plus meals etc. Here in Queensland that's $1000 just in wages plus all other expenses.
Your very first post you say on Uship you didn't get a single bid. So obviously the 788,000 transporters thought your job was too unique to want to do. Which reflects in the price you are now being charged.
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