Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 31-03-2017, 02:59   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Easternshore maryland
Posts: 8
Help moving a boat

I'm really new to this my budget is slim I've been offered a job at a marina with free slip in Jersey. I have been offered a really nice 34 cal I however am afraid to sail it from rhode island down for us to live aboard I dnt wanna be one of those people some else has to risk their life for cause of stupidity on my part I can't afford trailoring or paying some one to do it I'm very mechanically inclined and am not affraid of work is there anyway to trade my helping someone to maintain or fix up there boat in exchange for helping me get this accomplished I can pay for boat to stay were it is for a bit but the goal of the job is the free slip so we have place to live they kin of have to go hand in hand Thankyou for any response sincerly Larry
__________________

Shehatesmyboat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-03-2017, 04:10   #2
Moderator Emeritus
 
Hudson Force's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Lived aboard & cruised for 45 years,- now on a chair in my walk-in closet.
Boat: Morgan OI 413 1973 - Aythya
Posts: 8,085
Images: 1
Re: Help moving a boat

Larry, It's a short day from Narragansett Bay to enter at Watch Hill and either head on into Long Island Sound if the current is right or take an overnight anchorage behind the barrier beach at Watch Hill. It's wise to wait at the Throgs Neck Bridge for the better current through the East River to the Battery at NYC and out Butttermilk Channel to Raritan Bay.

......but then you say you're heading for "Jersey" and this is the unknown for those of us reading here. If it's by Liberty Island, then your there already or it could be up the Hudson or in the Raritan Bay area,- Atlantic Highlands area. ...or it could be another 150 miles down to Cape May .... or even another 150+ miles up the Delaware across from Philadelphia.

I'm far away and not available for helping, but those near you porbably need to know more about the destination. 'good luck & skill,
__________________

__________________
Take care and joy, Aythya crew
Hudson Force is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-03-2017, 07:41   #3
Registered User
 
Scot McPherson's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Shoreline, CT and Portmouth Harbor
Boat: Standfast 33, building a 65 ft Wooden Schooner
Posts: 636
Re: Help moving a boat

well, you have three things going against you here.


1) no money
2) new to sailing, and maybe to general boating as well (it appears that way from your post)
3) a new used and unknown boat.


before you do anything else, buy SeaTow and buy it now. It's $200 and it may save you MANY THOUSANDS of dollars later.


You really need to remedy those 3 things before you do anything else. Thankfully you can remedy the last 2 if you can remedy the first. I know that sucks, but you gotta do it.


Hire a surveyor/captain to go over the boat with you, and if he feels safe in it, sail with you down to new jersey. He can teach you the very basics without it being a class in sailing. You won't be a seasoned sailor at the end of the trip, but you won't be entirely green. Then once in New Jersey, get some sailing lessons. An average priced delivery captain charges about $500 per day, don't ask to charge less cause you will be there to help, trust me you aren't as much help as you think and he might even charge you more if you try to barter it down as help.
__________________
Captain Scot, 100 Ton Master, w/Sailing and Towing
Daring Kids to be Exceptional
https://americanseafarers.us
Scot McPherson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-03-2017, 17:03   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Easternshore maryland
Posts: 8
Re: Help moving a boat

Thank you honesty may hurt but is better than death I dnt wanna lose the chance on the boat the marina I'll be working at has agreed to classes in exchange for training vessel cleanup and in all matter of speaking no one should have delusions free is just that. Fun and headaches hand in hand it's just the oppurtunities are there
Shehatesmyboat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2017, 04:56   #5
Moderator Emeritus
 
Hudson Force's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Lived aboard & cruised for 45 years,- now on a chair in my walk-in closet.
Boat: Morgan OI 413 1973 - Aythya
Posts: 8,085
Images: 1
Re: Help moving a boat

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shehatesmyboat View Post
Thank you honesty may hurt but is better than death I dnt wanna lose the chance on the boat the marina I'll be working at has agreed to classes in exchange for training vessel cleanup and in all matter of speaking no one should have delusions free is just that. Fun and headaches hand in hand it's just the oppurtunities are there
You might want to rephrase this. Are you saying that your plans have changed and that you are no longer looking for assistance moving your boat?
__________________
Take care and joy, Aythya crew
Hudson Force is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2017, 07:25   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Great Neck, N.Y.
Boat: Lancer 30, Little Jumps
Posts: 626
Re: Help moving a boat

Larry, All good advice above, you really need to know if that "really nice Cal 34"
is seaworthy and will be a suitable live aboard before you commit.
Not in place of a surveyor, but would helpful to you and your objective if you knew history of boat/motor, when last operated, talk to yard re maintenance and then posted info here.
for example...I may be interested in helping you move boat...but not with info provided
so far.
After determining condition of boat, time frame important, also, as requested above, where in New Jersey? ..are you talking to Cape May in early April in a questionable boat?
Sailing a safe/sound boat with a clean bottom and functioning motor to NJ not a big concern with some experienced help.
__________________
hugosalt
s/v Little Jumps
Lancer 30
hugosalt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2017, 07:49   #7
Moderator
 
Adelie's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: La Ciudad de la Misión Didacus de Alcalá en Alta California, Virreinato de Nueva España
Boat: Cal 20
Posts: 10,294
Re: Help moving a boat

Get some photos and post them here.

Will let us tell you if you have an obvious problem boat.

Photos won't show if there are less obvious problems.
__________________
Num Me Vexo?
A house is but a boat so poorly built and so firmly run aground no one would think to try and refloat it.
Adelie is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2017, 08:36   #8
Marine Service Provider
 
boatpoker's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Whitby, Ontario or Bahamas
Boat: Benford 38 Fantail Cruiser
Posts: 4,123
Re: Help moving a boat

Walk the docks where the boat is currently located. Surely someone will want to go for a sail. Good luck.
__________________
That hysterical laughter you hear as you sail a way in your "new" boat ..... is the seller.
boatpoker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2017, 09:44   #9
Registered User
 
Island Time O25's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 2,569
Re: Help moving a boat

Normally Cal 34 is a popular boat easy enough to sell as long as it's in semi-decent shape. The fact that it is being given away for free makes one pause and ask - why? If the reasons are - the estate does not want to pay storage/dockage fees, etc it's one thing. But if it was for sale for some time and not sold, even at a few thousand $$ I'd be very circumspect about her condition. On the other hand if you are truly mechanically skilled and the boat needs "only" some engine work which you can DIY it can be a very good deal. My advise would be get a knowledgeable boat person to look her over and give you some indication of potential issues. I'd probably would not go as far as paying big bucks for a proper survey (especially since you stated you are financially challenged) but a decent enough inspection by an experienced sailor would show any major flaws. And since you could probably fix any minor flaws yourself you'd be OK as long as the boat is solid otherwise. Good luck.
Island Time O25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2017, 18:24   #10
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Easternshore maryland
Posts: 8
Re: Help moving a boat

No my overall plans haven't but ith all the food for thought digestion is necessary this is why after looking at other forums this is where I joined no one has me discouraged or been mean but remained honest to the love of safe boating I'm arranging a trip to the boat maybe I can do a thorough video and post
Shehatesmyboat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2017, 08:17   #11
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 64
Re: Help moving a boat

Subscribed
keith4001r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2017, 08:59   #12
Senior Cruiser
 
skipmac's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: 29° 49.16’ N 82° 25.82’ W
Boat: Pearson 422
Posts: 14,618
Re: Help moving a boat

Perhaps I missed it but I don't see any mention of the engine.

Does the engine work? Has the boat been used or moved recently or was it abandoned at the marina and left sitting for years?

Some history on the boat and its overall condition would be very helpful to the plan.
__________________
The water is always bluer on the other side of the ocean.
Sometimes it's necessary to state the obvious for the benefit of the oblivious.
Rust is the poor man's Loctite.
skipmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2017, 19:29   #13
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Alamosa, Colorado
Boat: S2.....7.9/26'
Posts: 379
Re: Help moving a boat

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shehatesmyboat View Post
No my overall plans haven't but ith all the food for thought digestion is necessary this is why after looking at other forums this is where I joined no one has me discouraged or been mean but remained honest to the love of safe boating I'm arranging a trip to the boat maybe I can do a thorough video and post
You might try sailnet if you want to hear about every negative imaginable...coupled with mean delivery.

You have your hands full here...
__________________

softdown is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
boat

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Moving A Boat and Moving Into It. Will I Am Great Lakes 6 14-04-2011 07:31
Need Help Moving Boat - San Diego > Savannah Little Otter Crew Archives 12 19-06-2009 19:23
Need help moving your boat? procrew4u Crew Archives 3 30-10-2008 10:30

Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:04.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.