Cost to ship a boat?????

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Cost to ship a boat?????

Post by gannon311 » Wed May 01, 2013 6:27 am

Found a sidekike for $200.... But it's way up north. Anybody ever shipped a kayak? Think its 37 lbs and 7 ft long
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Post by onewhopaddles » Wed May 01, 2013 8:00 am

Shipped a 14' Canoe on Southwest Motor Transport. They taped and tied cardboard around it and stuck it in an 18 wheeler. I think the cost was $100. Check with some freight companies around you and they can tell you what you need. Ask about insurance.

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Post by 737driver » Wed May 01, 2013 9:08 am

Where up north? You can ship stuff via airlines and sometimes it's cheaper.
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Post by gannon311 » Wed May 01, 2013 9:39 am

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Post by panicman » Wed May 01, 2013 9:53 am

I have heard of people shipping stuff via greyhound bus real cheap.

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Post by okieboater » Wed May 01, 2013 9:57 am

to back up panicman's advice, a bud of mine set up shipment via grayhound and it was the cheapest way. There is a limit on length that most play kayaks meet but long creekers do not. If memory correct his was a short jackson fun series kayak.
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Post by sig » Wed May 01, 2013 10:32 am

Amtrak is also another shipping method. I've not used it, just seen it listed on their website.
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Post by reedo » Wed May 01, 2013 12:02 pm

I had my Hero shipped from somewhere up north for $70-$100. Air America or trans America or something. Its downtown off E broadway. kind of vague I know, but that's all I remember. If I can find out more, I will post.

On another note, did you ever end up floating Winona all the way down to the low covered bridge (5 miles or so)?

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Post by RomanLA » Wed May 01, 2013 12:13 pm

I've used ForwardAir in the past, but you'd have to check on the nearest terminals.
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Post by 737driver » Wed May 01, 2013 12:19 pm

I just checked our company website http://www.swacargo.com/swacargo/rateQuoteEntry.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
You can ship it next flight guaranteed from Minneapolis to Little Rock for $80.
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Post by Shark Attack » Wed May 01, 2013 7:43 pm

Gannon, I've got a very little used Stikine here in Conway that you can come buy and pick up for $250 with skirt
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Re: Cost to ship a boat?????

Post by MaxTexan » Mon May 06, 2013 7:49 pm

Forward air is the most kayak friendly shipper for someone without a freight company contract. But may not be the cheapest. Figure $100-120 for 7 foot boat. Boat must be wrapped. It can insured only if boxed/crated. F Air will only ship from terminal to terminal w/o a contract.

greyhound has a 7 foot limit so you may be in luck.

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