Reminds me that last year someone was saying they had their boat
trucked, but the trucker claimed engine
trouble around Texas
, eventually the truck, trucker, boat all disappeared and there was no trace to be found of anything. But, they got a great
deal on the price.
Anyone know what the outcome was on that one?
Seven grand might be competitive with sailing it over. Let's say, six weeks, three people. The value of their time. The airfares, which may have to be full-rate open-fare because the ETA will be somewhere over a two or three week period, unless you want to put them up for that time in Cali.
Then there's food
, the canal
fee (probably $1500++ by the time all the incidentals come in), fuel
, and offshore
prep for the trip. That trip probably merits a life raft, bought or rented either way ain't cheap
. And if the rigging
is the usual mumble-mumble years old, new rigging
all around. Sail repairs
if they're not in really solid shape. A whole roster of costs and I strongly suspect seven grand will be cheaper. And if a pick-up crew hops off halfway...way cheaper.
Or maybe, one of those new airship companies talking about how they've got a great new way to haul freight, could be talked into doing a really slick PR campaign, "air sailing" the boat cross country, staying low enough to amaze and astound highway traffic all the way across.