Trucking W43

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  • April 09, 2015 10:48 PM
    Message # 3290962

    I'm considering trucking my W43 from Key West, FL to West Newbury, MA.  I have vacant, cleared land that is suitable for Giuseppe and want her in the backyard for ease of refit.

    Does anyone have experience with trucking?  I am being asked questions about height, escorts, and more in which I don't have answers.  I am considering replacing the bowsprit and stern pulpit, so I am willing to remove those parts as well the ready to remove the bollard posts(?) on each side of the mast, not sure what that's called .  Any ideas on height with or without parts would be helpful.

  • April 12, 2015 8:33 AM
    Reply # 3295240 on 3290962
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Jessie:  

    Try searching the WOA site with the homepage search engine... I used the word trucking and got numerous hits though they were mostly about W32.

    Jay

  • April 13, 2015 9:24 AM
    Reply # 3296507 on 3290962
    Deleted user

    Trucked our W42 San Diego to New Orleans three years ago at a cost of about 5K.

    Stern push pit removed.  No escorts required.

    Get several quotes.

    Get a quote from a yacht transport broker as well.

    Tom G

  • April 13, 2015 2:12 PM
    Reply # 3297203 on 3290962
    Deleted user

    Hi Tom,

    We trucked our W42 from Galveston, TX to Seattle, WA in 2013. We listed the job on www.uship.com and received a few bids. At least one of the trucking companies that we contacted stated that an escort vehicle would be needed. This added a significant fee to the cost. We ultimately hired Winston Trucking to haul the boat. (Mark is at the base in Sealy, Tx and Daniel drives the truck.) They did not require an escort vehicle and our cost for the 2500 mile trip was $8000. We left the stern rail on the boat and did not remove lifeline stanchions. The bowsprit and dinghy davits did need to come off for transport. Dimension we provided to Winston are as follows: Length: 43'; Beam 13'; Height: 12' 7"; Weight: 32,000 lbs. 

    Hope this helps! Happy to help answer more questions as they come up for you.


  • April 13, 2015 4:35 PM
    Reply # 3297328 on 3290962

    Great input!  I will try uship.com and hope to find quotes close to what you guys have found.  Right now the cheapest quote is $11,000.  When you removed the bowsprit did you strap it to the deck?  Did you do that to reduce the overall height?  I also have a monitor wind vane that I could remove. I will try with the dimensions Craig suggested and see if I get a different number.

  • April 14, 2015 9:08 AM
    Reply # 3298101 on 3290962

    Don't show quotes around. Ask for their one chance best price and that's it. One company wanted to match a quote so I sent them a copy to confirm, next I knew the company with the lowest bid informed me they made an error and raised their price.  Stupid of me.  Also since you are putting it in your yard make sure the company has a hydrolic trailer so they can back in and set it down. Otherwise a crane will be an additoinal 5k. Didn't know this the first time we move Elysium and that was an expese I would have loved to save. Good Luck. Let the adventure begin!

  • April 14, 2015 1:44 PM
    Reply # 3298695 on 3290962
    Deleted user

    If I remember correctly I think we removed the bowsprit for length requirements more than height requirements. The RIB, davits, masts (we are ketch rigged), and bowsprit was all packaged and secured to the trailer for transportation. The interior of the boat was used for storing extraneous components like the radar, wind generator, and rigging. Great suggestion to verify what equipment will be needed to off-load the boat. I'm assuming you don't have a Travel Lift in your back yard!

  • April 18, 2015 7:38 PM
    Reply # 3307692 on 3290962

    What do I need to do with the wiring to remove the mast?

    Today I removed the bowsprit, bimini poles, booms, and a lot of other odds and ends. I am ready to take the mast down, except that I'm not sure what to do with the electrical wires.  There's a coil of wire under the compression post.  It looks like the wires feed through the compression post and up the mast.  One side of my mast has had the riveted plate removed and is being held on with screws.  I removed the screws and there was a bunch of wiring inside.  What I saw did not look like an obvious way to disconnect anything, but I didn't dig too deep. 

  • April 23, 2015 7:22 AM
    Reply # 3314012 on 3307692
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    Jesse Combs wrote:

    What do I need to do with the wiring to remove the mast?

    Today I removed the bowsprit, bimini poles, booms, and a lot of other odds and ends. I am ready to take the mast down, except that I'm not sure what to do with the electrical wires.  There's a coil of wire under the compression post.  It looks like the wires feed through the compression post and up the mast.  One side of my mast has had the riveted plate removed and is being held on with screws.  I removed the screws and there was a bunch of wiring inside.  What I saw did not look like an obvious way to disconnect anything, but I didn't dig too deep. 


    On my factory built 43 there was a terminal with eye termini easily disconnected with a phillips head screwdriver under a floorboard starboard and slightly aft to the cabin compression post bolted to a bulkhead.


    Unscrew wires from terminal then pull wires starting at terminal proceeding to mast base.  When free once the mast is lifted you can gently coax the wires with the mast.  You can always cut them as long as they are color coded in case some become damaged and then run them again before righting the mast.


  • April 23, 2015 7:26 AM
    Reply # 3314013 on 3290962
    Deleted user

    Use electrical tape to coil them tightly together and have a friend feed them up the post.


    They may or may not be tied at the base of the mast but they go through the compression post center and will fit back through if tightly bundled.  It is helpful to tape or tie and tape thin parachute cord to the wires so you pull back down when righting the mast or to help wiggle them through.


    Hope that helps.

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