Boat shipping options?

Boat shipping options?

Post by Eric » Wed, 01 Nov 2000 05:45:21


I am looking into the possibility of having a 21' ski boat on a trailer
shipped from Cincinatti, OH to the SF bay area.  I called a couple of moving
companies, and I recieved estimates in the $3000 range.  Does anyone have
any ideas on more economical shipping options?  I am very flexible on the
pickup and dropoff time.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

--Eric

 
 
 

Boat shipping options?

Post by Karl Denning » Wed, 01 Nov 2000 06:09:52

Quote:

>I am looking into the possibility of having a 21' ski boat on a trailer
>shipped from Cincinatti, OH to the SF bay area.  I called a couple of moving
>companies, and I recieved estimates in the $3000 range.  Does anyone have
>any ideas on more economical shipping options?  I am very flexible on the
>pickup and dropoff time.

>Any help would be greatly appreciated.

>--Eric

Find someone who can TOW it there.

I bet you can find someone who will do it for a hell of a lot less than $3k!

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Post by Jerry Hah » Wed, 01 Nov 2000 08:59:29

Quote:

> Find someone who can TOW it there.

> I bet you can find someone who will do it for a hell of a lot less than
$3k!

> --
> --
> Karl Denninger

Hell, for 3 g's, I'll drive from Indiana and deliver it myself.
Jerry

 
 
 

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Post by Larry W4C » Wed, 01 Nov 2000 09:33:23

YO!  ANYBODY HEADED TO CALIFORNIA THAT CAN PASS THROUGH CINCINATTI AND
PICK UP ERIC'S BOAT?!!  ERIC WILL PAY YOUR EXPENSES TO CALIFORNIA!!

Just wait now until we hear an answer.....simple!

larry....Sorry I can't tow it out there for you.  It'd be a GREAT way
to get a free vacation!.....and CHEAPER for YOU!

Quote:

>I am looking into the possibility of having a 21' ski boat on a trailer
>shipped from Cincinatti, OH to the SF bay area.  I called a couple of moving
>companies, and I recieved estimates in the $3000 range.  Does anyone have
>any ideas on more economical shipping options?  I am very flexible on the
>pickup and dropoff time.

>Any help would be greatly appreciated.

>--Eric

 
 
 

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Post by Jeff » Wed, 01 Nov 2000 09:49:55

Hell for 3 Gs i'll ship my own car from the uk and tow it my self


Quote:

> > Find someone who can TOW it there.

> > I bet you can find someone who will do it for a hell of a lot less than
> $3k!

> > --
> > --
> > Karl Denninger

> Hell, for 3 g's, I'll drive from Indiana and deliver it myself.
> Jerry

 
 
 

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Post by Bryan Carnatha » Thu, 02 Nov 2000 02:47:25

Try this link. These people ship autos - maybe they ship boats too. Looks
like an auto shipped that distance should be less than $1,000.
(Dependable Auto Shippers)
http://pages.ebay.com/ebaymotors/services/das-shipping.html

Bryan Carnathan


Quote:
> I am looking into the possibility of having a 21' ski boat on a trailer
> shipped from Cincinatti, OH to the SF bay area.  I called a couple of
moving
> companies, and I recieved estimates in the $3000 range.  Does anyone have
> any ideas on more economical shipping options?  I am very flexible on the
> pickup and dropoff time.

> Any help would be greatly appreciated.

> --Eric

 
 
 

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Post by Jerry Hah » Thu, 02 Nov 2000 08:44:15

"Larry W4CSC" wrote

Quote:
> YO!  ANYBODY HEADED TO CALIFORNIA THAT CAN PASS THROUGH CINCINATTI AND
> PICK UP ERIC'S BOAT?!!

 My thoughts too.
Seems like a route that would be pretty common.

Quote:
>ERIC WILL PAY YOUR EXPENSES TO CALIFORNIA!!

And if you want another 3 grand, bring Jerry back a CA goddess, complete
with silicone and no tan lines. Yeh, yeh. Be back in a couple min.  :-))
Jerry
 
 
 

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Post by Marc Karstaed » Thu, 02 Nov 2000 21:16:49

It costs me about $700 to have my MB shipped from Merced, CA to Houston, TX
every year.

Call MB and see who they use.

m


Quote:
> I am looking into the possibility of having a 21' ski boat on a trailer
> shipped from Cincinatti, OH to the SF bay area.  I called a couple of
moving
> companies, and I recieved estimates in the $3000 range.  Does anyone have
> any ideas on more economical shipping options?  I am very flexible on the
> pickup and dropoff time.

> Any help would be greatly appreciated.

> --Eric

 
 
 

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Post by Smooth Water Sport » Sat, 04 Nov 2000 05:11:56

Ya know, I've heard all this before.

If you are willing to do it, go ahead.  I'll bet once you discover the cost
of the travel, and the time, you won't anymore.
2000 miles each way (very roughly) is .50 cents per mile.  Will that cover
your fuel, food, motel, insurance, and TIME?
Professional drivers are paid in the .29-.32 mile range - loaded.  So, .50
mile minus .30 mile for you, well, that's .20 cents per mile to cover
everything else.  Hmm......the IRS pays .33 mile.

For the original poster.
Call some trucking companies.   Morgan Drive Away is a good place to start.
Should find someone that will do it for roughly $1.00 per mile.  (They plan
on getting loads both ways)  They have a web site as well.

Or, if you have the time, fly there, rent a Ryder truck one way, and pull it
back yourself.  (U-haul doesn't allow towing)

Good luck,
Peter.
Smooth Water Sports
www.towboats.net

Quote:

> > Find someone who can TOW it there.

> > I bet you can find someone who will do it for a hell of a lot less than
> $3k!

> > --
> > --
> > Karl Denninger

> Hell, for 3 g's, I'll drive from Indiana and deliver it myself.
> Jerry

 
 
 

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Post by Jerry Hah » Sat, 04 Nov 2000 04:00:00

Lets see, get your calculaters out.
 4000 miles round trip at my 11 mpg = 364 gals/ at $1.80 gal =   $650 for
fuel.

room/night= $300 for rest.
Food........?? $40/day x 6 days= $240
Insurance, If you have a vehicle.......you already have  ins. = $ 0 *extra*
cost
Time. Not everyone puts a price on time/ enjoyment, 'specially if driving
that way anyway.   My charge...$0
Wear & tear (tire wear at most) & depreciation on vehicle (to low to
consider),   $100 at prorate tire wear
So we have a grand total of $1290
Looks to around $1700 to be made here for 5 days. (taxfree?)
Now, your weekly bring home pay, for the every day to day grind???
Jerry

"Smooth Water Sports"
...

Quote:
> Ya know, I've heard all this before.

> If you are willing to do it, go ahead.  I'll bet once you discover the
cost
> of the travel, and the time, you won't anymore.
> 2000 miles each way (very roughly) is .50 cents per mile.  Will that cover
> your fuel, food, motel, insurance, and TIME?
\>
> Good luck,
> Peter.
> Smooth Water Sports

\
 
 
 

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Post by Jerry Hah » Sat, 04 Nov 2000 04:00:00

--
You can lead me to the water, but not away from it.

Quote:
> Lets see, get your calculaters out.
>  4000 miles round trip at my 11 mpg = 364 gals/ at $1.80 gal =   $650 for
> fuel.

> room/night= $300 for rest.
> Food........?? $40/day x 6 days= $240
> Insurance, If you have a vehicle.......you already have  ins. = $ 0
*extra*
> cost
> Time. Not everyone puts a price on time/ enjoyment, 'specially if driving
> that way anyway.   My charge...$0
> Wear & tear (tire wear at most) & depreciation on vehicle (to low to
> consider),   $100 at prorate tire wear
> So we have a grand total of $1290
> Looks to around $1700 to be made here for 5 days. (taxfree?)
> Now, your weekly bring home pay, for the every day to day grind???

Shoulda read: week away from work........priceless.
For everything else, theres Mastercard

Jerry

 
 
 

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Post by Smooth Water Sport » Sun, 05 Nov 2000 04:00:00

My thoughts on this could open up a whole 'nother "can of worms thread", but
one off-topic comment is that you should enjoy your work.  And if purely
driving 4000 miles is a vacation, you are a better man than I. :)

Now, if you are driving to CA for a vacation, and can deliver the boat, and
then drive back, that's great.  Your costs are nothing more than pure savings +
profit for you.  If on the other hand you are delivering the boat for purely
that purpose, you have to include all vehicle costs and your time.  Adding 4000
miles to your vehicle is a cost, any way you cut it.

I mentioned that there are companies that one can hire that should be able to
deliver the boat for about $1.00 per mile.  If it is 2000 miles, than there is
$2000 dollars.  Subtract the $1290 and you have $710.  Subtract vehicle
depreciation at .07 mile, ($280), and you are down to $430 dollars.  $430
divided by 6 days equals $71.67 per day.  Not much coverage in the event of a
breakdown, accident or unforeseen event, in addition to your daily pay.  We are
assuming that the new owner is covering the insurance for the boat & trailer
during transit, so that you don't need payload insurance.  Your auto policy
doesn't cover physical damage to a towed item.  (It's amazing how often tires
are dry-rotted, bearings are fried, or springs & axles break on boat trailers.
I had a axle spindle break right off on a interstate on-ramp once.  Cost $600
in tow fees for a large enough flatbed, the cost of a new axle, and another day
of travel time)

The person that stands to benefit the most from getting this boat is the new
owner.  But, I think he, like most of us, has determined that his time is worth
more at home & office than driving across the country.

I'm not saying that you can't do it for the dollars listed below.  Just don't
fool yourself into thinking that the listed "hard" costs it the total.

Good luck,
Peter. :)
Smooth Water Sports

Quote:

> Lets see, get your calculaters out.
>  4000 miles round trip at my 11 mpg = 364 gals/ at $1.80 gal =   $650 for
> fuel.

> room/night= $300 for rest.
> Food........?? $40/day x 6 days= $240
> Insurance, If you have a vehicle.......you already have  ins. = $ 0 *extra*
> cost
> Time. Not everyone puts a price on time/ enjoyment, 'specially if driving
> that way anyway.   My charge...$0
> Wear & tear (tire wear at most) & depreciation on vehicle (to low to
> consider),   $100 at prorate tire wear
> So we have a grand total of $1290
> Looks to around $1700 to be made here for 5 days. (taxfree?)
> Now, your weekly bring home pay, for the every day to day grind???
> Jerry

> "Smooth Water Sports"
> ...
> > Ya know, I've heard all this before.

> > If you are willing to do it, go ahead.  I'll bet once you discover the
> cost
> > of the travel, and the time, you won't anymore.
> > 2000 miles each way (very roughly) is .50 cents per mile.  Will that cover
> > your fuel, food, motel, insurance, and TIME?
> \>
> > Good luck,
> > Peter.
> > Smooth Water Sports
> \

 
 
 

Boat shipping options?

Post by Andy and Mindy Poorma » Mon, 13 Nov 2000 16:18:37

Go to your local inboard dealer.  They have the ability to take boats off the
delivery trucks (and therefore the ability to load them).  There are several
inboard manufacturers in the Sacramento Area, you could possibly put your boat
on the return leg.  Check with a Calabria, Ski Centurion, MB Sports, or Sanger
dealer.  They are all located out there.

Good luck

Andy

Quote:

> I am looking into the possibility of having a 21' ski boat on a trailer
> shipped from Cincinatti, OH to the SF bay area.  I called a couple of moving
> companies, and I recieved estimates in the $3000 range.  Does anyone have
> any ideas on more economical shipping options?  I am very flexible on the
> pickup and dropoff time.

> Any help would be greatly appreciated.

> --Eric

 
 
 

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Post by Eric » Sun, 10 Dec 2000 05:24:35

Thanks to everyone for their help on this topic.  After calling Calabria
boats, they pointed me in the direction of their primary shipper, Marine
Express (888.262.8562).  The boat will be shipped for $1200 + loading and
unloading, and be here within 30 days!  That sure beats the original
estimate of 3k!

Again, thanks everyone for all your help!

--Eric


Quote:
> I am looking into the possibility of having a 21' ski boat on a trailer
> shipped from Cincinatti, OH to the SF bay area.  I called a couple of
moving
> companies, and I recieved estimates in the $3000 range.  Does anyone have
> any ideas on more economical shipping options?  I am very flexible on the
> pickup and dropoff time.

> Any help would be greatly appreciated.

> --Eric