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Ricky posted 05-20-2011 08:57 AM ET (US)   Profile for Ricky   Send Email to Ricky  
Thinking about transporting my 305 Conquest from Florida to Maine for summer. Does anyone know what the height of this boat is? Of course radar has to be added. BW lists bridge clearance but that is not dimension truckers need. Low boy trucks are 18 inches above road and total height needs to be less than 14 feet.
Jefecinco posted 05-20-2011 10:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jefecinco  Send Email to Jefecinco     
Bridge clearance + draft should = total height from keel to top. If your 303 is going to be moved w/o trailer you'll need to add any height of chocking and/or blocking material.

If you will be transporting on your boat trailer use bridge clearance + draft + distance from keel to ground with keel level.

Radar dimension would be added to either result unless the antenna will be removed. Because the radar antenna will probably be the highest point of the tractor/trailer/boat load you may find it useful to protect it in some manner. The same holds true for the windshields. Traveling up I-95 an amazing amount of debris including stones and small gravel gets kicked up. Tractors without rear fenders can throw up a lot of stuff as well.

Unless you have the 305 wrapped anticipate a large clean up effort following the trip.

Butch

ConB posted 05-20-2011 10:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for ConB  Send Email to ConB     
Bridge clearance + draught + trailer height + radar. Radar can be removed.

Con

jollyrog305 posted 05-20-2011 04:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for jollyrog305    
Owner’s manual say from the keel to the top of the outrigger is 9’9” – not taking into account the radar or engines in the down postion.
Ricky posted 05-20-2011 08:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ricky  Send Email to Ricky     
Thanks all.. Seems like I can get under the critical dimension, just barely! Did not seem right to me to add bridge clearance to draft, although it would be close. The deepest part of the hull is not necessarily in vertical line with the highest part of the boat. Whaler says 9'1" bridge clearance and 20" draft which would be 10' 9" or 1' over what the owners manual says.

FYI, the cost for trucking this boat is $3 to $4 per mile roughly. Of coourse this does not include loading, unloading or shrinwrap. Pricey, to say the least.

Thanks again for input by all.

JTC posted 05-21-2011 11:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for JTC  Send Email to JTC     

Yeah - not cheap, but then again probably no more than 2 fillups on your 305!

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