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11-22-2002, 10:01 AM
I may have found a boat but if I go forward with it, I'll need it hauled down here. Could you all recommend some boat haulers? I did a search and couldn't find anything on it. I remember WB did an article on boat hauling but don't have it in front of me.
Thanks all - TL
Where is the boat, and where is it going?
11-22-2002, 10:51 AM
It's currently just north of Toronto. It could be going to central Illinois.
11-22-2002, 11:18 AM
. . .elbowing in here. . .
I'm needing to get some boat hauling information, also.
Let's say Annapolis to Seattle, sailboat, 36'x11'.
11-22-2002, 11:47 AM
Andrew's Trucking,Niagara on the Lake.
[ 11-22-2002, 12:50 PM: Message edited by: Ron Williamson ]
11-22-2002, 01:42 PM
Many thanks, Donn. Should have known a guy who keeps collecting boats would know! Appreciate your help. And Winslow, you aren't barging in - you are welcome.
11-22-2002, 03:02 PM
(elbowing in on the other side)...
I'm wrestling with a tangent to this issue. I need to get a 28' x 8' x 9' 8500lb boat home from Virginia. Brownell wants $1400, regardless of schedule. cheapest other quote is $600, but you need a hoist at each end at $300 each for a grand total of $1200. While moaning about this to my father, he says "dummy, I've got that tractor out back just sitting there, and I used to be able to rent a flatbed for $40/day. even if that's gone up to $200/day, let's just go get it ourselves!"
and so the issue.... how best to support the boat on the flatbed trailer? first instinct is to build a cradle, no brainer. however, I've had three people tell me to use boatyard screw-jack supports, with the feet secured to the trailer bed. this is appealing because I'd need to buy my own yard supports anyway, and I'd rarely if ever have use for the cradle again.
Anyone ever seen this done? good idea or no? how do you secure the feet of the stands to the trailer bed?
11-22-2002, 03:07 PM
Boat Hauling up and down the East Coast - Fuzzy Bottom Off-Shore in Hyannis, MA. Business is owned and operated by a great guy named Scotty.
Mr. Know It All
11-22-2002, 04:44 PM
48 states,up to 50 ft. and 35,000 # , 20 years experience and they offer free quotes. Contact info on their website here----> http://www.atlanticmarinetransport.com/
of course they have "air ride" and the rig in the picture is a nice one. Be sure to take lots of pictures and let us know how it goes especially if you decide to do it your self. :D
Kevin in Ohio
11-22-2002, 04:46 PM
Joule Yacht Movers of Clearwater Fla, move boats of all sizes and types, including wood, all over the country. They use hydraulic trailers and are very gentle with your boat, I have had dealings with them a few times and would recomend them in a heart beat.
11-23-2002, 12:32 AM
Try also Barden's, Marion, MA 508 748 0250
11-23-2002, 11:40 AM
Can-Am Boat movers..800-363-6656, David Law..I may be using from Ont. to Ca.
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