Originally Posted by Rogsails
I was wondering if anyone had received a rib
dinghy delivered if so how was it packed/folded ? Or has anybody sold
and sent a ribbed dinghy ? I found a good deal on a used caribe 9 ft but will need it shipped any advice
would be greatly appreciated. As I canít unhinge shipping
will be cheap
but if it could somehow be deflated and folded onto the hull
it might cut down costs.
There really is nothing inexpensive about shipping a RIB, which has to move by Truck Freight.
You do not say where the RIB is located, nor do you mention the destination
address. Maybe there are lower-priced options on a regional basis. Private transport.
For best transportation price
with a commercial
carrier, a RIB needs to be packed down tight, then it needs to be boxed and then it needs to be banded to a forkliftable shipping pallet cut to size.
Freight Classification [NMFC] no longer lets a RIB move as KD "knocked down", it is classified based on cube & density (space it consumes on a truck). So depending on where the RIB is and where it needs to go, it may be much more than you factored in for this deal.