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CJMANI posted 06-27-2003 06:43 PM ET (US)   Profile for CJMANI   Send Email to CJMANI  
Well after much searching of marinas and internet ads I am finally going to own a Whaler, albeit not a classic one. We've decided on a 2000 18' Outrage with a Yamaha 150 HDPI with about 150 hrs. This is a much bigger and better riding boat than the Dauntless 16 we drove a few weeks ago. It's got everything on it plus Super Leaning Post.

The only problem is that it's in LA and I'm in Oakland, CA. I've got a quote from BoatExpress of $560 to ship it for me...is that reasonable and are they trustworthy? I'm interested in any input from members that have used them or other boat shippers. I know, $560 is fairly small change compared to the value of the boat and a small price to pay for secure transpo....I guess I'm more worried about it's safety.

thanks in advance for any input....and also for the input on the Dauntless 16 last week.

best,

Christian Mani

Jarhead posted 06-27-2003 07:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jarhead  Send Email to Jarhead     
It's only about 500 miles. Is there a reason why you do just drive down, pick it up and tow it home?
Jarhead posted 06-27-2003 07:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jarhead  Send Email to Jarhead     
Make that.. "don't" just drive down..
David Pendleton posted 06-27-2003 08:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Pendleton  Send Email to David Pendleton     
I agree. Tow it yourself. The Grapevine's a ball with a trailer...

whalersman posted 06-27-2003 10:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalersman  Send Email to whalersman     
Most of the pricing I have seen for trucking boats cost between $1.00 to $1.50 a mile...
So, the price you were quoted was within the above price range..
I agree with the two post about driving down to LA and picking it up, but obviously, you probably don't have the time.... Oakland to LA, about 8 hours one way depending on how you drive and how the traffic is on I 5...


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