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rooster posted 04-25-2001 01:01 PM ET (US)   Profile for rooster   Send Email to rooster  
Does anyone have good advice on contacting someone about getting a 21'whaler and trailer shipped from Florida to Northern Calif.?
Anyone care to share some good information?
Thanks Russell
JC Scott posted 04-25-2001 04:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for JC Scott  Send Email to JC Scott     
I would get a quote from Haul A Boat. See www.haulaboat.com. I have used them and was satisfied with the price and care of the boat.
little bob posted 04-25-2001 05:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for little bob  Send Email to little bob     
Try getting a hold of a Florida Boat trader. I think there's about 9 hauling companies listed.
stagalv posted 04-25-2001 05:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for stagalv  Send Email to stagalv     
Here is a good guy to call. We just hired him to transport a 36' boat from Tex to Maine. Anchors Away Marine Transport
Owner/Operator Joe Viverios
Phone: 941-713-4325 or 941-745-9596

Good Luck

maverick posted 04-25-2001 06:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for maverick  Send Email to maverick     
Hi, Rooster - here's an idea for you - go to the nearest truckstop in your area and ask around - in person or by CB Radio - you may find a trucker who is making a run the direction you need, and who would be willing to haul your boat for a lots less cash than the 'boat haulers'. Just a thought. Mav
outrage posted 04-25-2001 09:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for outrage  Send Email to outrage     
Russell,
I used RAD Transport to transport a 21' whaler from Florida to Texas. They did an excellent job. They were the cheapest that I had found and they transported the boat in a timely manner.
Their # is 219-266-1330 ask for Mike.
unsinkable_2000 posted 04-26-2001 08:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for unsinkable_2000  Send Email to unsinkable_2000     
Hi, I got a great rate and great service from a gentleman who picked up a boat from me in Tx and brought it to NY. If interested I will get his # for you, I learned fast not to deal with brokers because not all outfits are the same, sometimes these brokers will hook you up with what they call "deadheads", if I remember correctly which means they will find a truck with an empty leg to fill. These may be tempting because sometimes they may be a little cheaper. For me anyway I went with a guy who was real familiar with hauling boats only and did a lot of extras like brought extra trailer parts, tarps, etc..and made sure boat was transportable to his standards. He also called several times to let me know where he was. You will find that rates are generally the same. That is my two cents, if that is any help.
The Whaler Guy posted 05-01-2001 11:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for The Whaler Guy    
Use Genmar Corp--I Do

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