getting W32 on and off a truck

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  • December 20, 2015 4:44 AM
    Message # 3710962

    I'm thinking of moving my W32 from a boatyard to my back yard for easier access doing rennovations.

    How would the trucker go about getting the boat off the truck without a travel lift?

  • December 20, 2015 11:21 AM
    Reply # 3711288 on 3710962
    Deleted user

    It is called a hydraulic trailer, They also need to know how to use it. Also you have to have the stands. 6 are great with chains (going under the boat) between stands.  You can get by with 4, but you can never move them if just 4.

    I know Napa marina was selling sail boat stands a couple of years ago but ?

    else use a crane and rigger 1K+ each way.

    3rd option consider a custom trailer 10K+ or a used hyd one. = trailer sailer :) I have though of this, but not sure it is worth it??????

    The mover with a Hydraulic trailer is the way to go! You also want a flat and compacted spot to work on it with lots of access (turning space) for the truck and trailer (no bumps or valleys "low boys have 4 to 6" clear on a 40' span i.e. not much over 1% grade changes. (and NO mud).

    Hope this helps

    Norm

  • December 21, 2015 6:56 AM
    Reply # 3712631 on 3710962

    Hydraulic trailer is definitely the way to go.  Used one when our boat was shipped to PEI in Canada.  Worked like a charm.  And 7 stands is also preferred --- three on each side and one on the bow.   ---  Ralph 

  • December 21, 2015 7:14 PM
    Reply # 3713290 on 3710962

    Thanks Norm and Ralph, that's helpful.

    Any idea how to go about finding a mover with a hydraulic trailer?

    The move will be less than 50 miles if that affects anything.

  • December 22, 2015 7:47 AM
    Reply # 3714203 on 3710962

    Depends where you're located.  The hydraulic trailer was used from a port in Maine.  I can find the trucker if you like, but they won't drive a huge distance for a short haul.  Google haulers and start making phone calls. 

  • December 22, 2015 9:49 AM
    Reply # 3714372 on 3710962

    Ralph, I'd love the name of the Maine based trucker you worked with. Am considering a similar boat move, starting in the Casco Bay area in Maine.

  • December 22, 2015 9:58 AM
    Reply # 3714379 on 3710962
    Deleted user

    For both Nathan and J Holt look under "members area" and the "resources for the fleet" section  "Boat Haulers"

    also please have Jay update the list if you find a good shipper.

    else look around I used Boatloader360 here on the west coast = good but not on your coast.

    I see there is also  www.uship.com some options to get quotes on shipping a boat +/- (I have never used these people so ? if good or not)

    Firstly:  ask at the yard (that may be your best resource locally)

    Best of luck:

    Norm

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  • December 23, 2015 6:37 AM
    Reply # 3715937 on 3710962

     http://belmontboatworks.com/ will meet your needs.  Did a great job and very pleasant to deal with.     --- Ralph

  • December 23, 2015 11:27 AM
    Reply # 3716358 on 3710962
  • December 25, 2015 2:02 PM
    Reply # 3719132 on 3710962
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I've added the link to the Resources page -- do take some pics and advise how the move worked out. 

    Jay

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