Trucking a Westsail 32

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  • May 15, 2012 5:06 AM
    Reply # 920985 on 916134
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    We had our W42 Abake trucked from CA (Marina del Rey) to Annapolis MD.  We spent a lot of time getting quotes, making calls, waiting for calls back and in a lot of cases not getting calls back.  On the CA end we used Windward Yacht Center , can't say enought nice things about them.  They let us do as much of the work as we wanted and were quick and efficient when we asked them for help.  Hauling was by  sort of a Mom / Pop operation.  Dan and Nancy were professional and on time.  Our cost was quite reasonable but we didn't have a schedule driving delivery and were able to wait for them to complete a delivery in San Francisco before swinging down to pick up Abake.  Good luck with your move.  Mike
  • May 15, 2012 12:57 PM
    Reply # 921454 on 916134
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    We had our w32 trucked from LA to Manitoba ,Canada  for the sum of 7000.00 the boat was prepped by previous owner, and unloaded by us, only damage was a broken mast light and I could not even be sure if it was broken before, the driver was excellent with keeping contact, actually quite painless but very stressful . Of course getting it out of a backyard in LA was a different story altogether . Nothing in my life is easy!
  • May 15, 2012 1:00 PM
    Reply # 921456 on 916134
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    By the way that was 2990 km
  • May 15, 2012 6:40 PM
    Reply # 921672 on 916134

    Well looks like I'm definitely buying the boat so appreciate all the information from everyone. thats the great part about the westsail community seems like everyone is very helpful and a lot of good information out there. Will let you know how my move goes and will wait to hear about the pending move.

    Thanks again


  • May 21, 2012 5:42 PM
    Reply # 926847 on 916134

    Just an update once again want to thank everyone for the great information. It is an adventure. So far have gotten quotes from 9,500 to 11,500. Operators have been very helpful. Will keep you update on how the shipment goes.


  • June 04, 2012 6:47 AM
    Reply # 944080 on 916134

    My W32 shipped in on May 25th with no damage.  Larry did a very nice job of appropriately supporting the boat for shipment.  The only shocking piece was that he shipped it with a 2 ton daully truck.  That aside, he is very sensitive to road conditions.  If the road is rough he doesn't just barrel down the road and take the lasse fair approach.  No, he said that at times he was going 10 mph to lighten the shock of the load to the boat.  I found out that he is retired and does this for fun, and transports his own race sailboats all summer.  So he really cares for the condition of the boat throughout shipment.  I'd seriously recommend him.  Again, he is not the least expensive, but the value you get is overwhelmingly worth it.  Check out my blog of this project to see a picture of his set up and my comments.  I will entertain any questions from others whom are interested in Larry to ship their boat.


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