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Old 02-28-2004, 06:06 AM
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My father-in-Law is considering a 330 Baha cruiser. It's down in Fort Pierce FL. I'm not sure if it has an 11' or a 12' beam. and weighs around 12.000lbs.
How wide of a boat can be towed? Would you tow a boat this wide about 1300 miles, or let a transport company do it?

He has to buy a trailer for it anyway. I'm not all that excited about towing it up here for him, but I'll do it. Id like to see him buy a trailer up here and jet let a local marina lift the boat from one trailer to another.

Any thoughts?
I'd be towing with a single tired F350,PSD.
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Payton, I belive 10ft you can get away with if your lucky but twelve is out of the question you will need a permit. I know we cant move our equipment with out one. Talk with Les he can help you with info .
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Thanks, that's agood idea.
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I thought i read once the maximum trailer width is 102" but i don't know how far the load can hang over the sides without a permit, i'd call the dot and find out for sure.
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I transported a Chris craft 281 from florida to Milwaukee, WI 1,500 miles.
Boat has a 10 foot beam. 10,000 lbs with trailer.
No problem at all till i got to the Chicago Toll booths.
they are 10 feet wide, so I removed the yellow paint off of the toll booth while going through. Oh well.
Must do through large citys at night. Thats what I did.
All in all, no problems. Good luck. B3
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Do yourself and your Father-in-law a BIG favor and dont even think about it!!Ten foot, You might be lucky and able to sneak it by but 12' wide, no way!!
Hire a transport company. even they, will be required to have permits,wide load markings and in some states maybe a escort.
Remember summer is in the near future and there is always the Mississippi River, Might be a fun Family venture if the craft is in good shape.
On my last poker run, I got stopped in Pa. on the pike because my Cat hung over my triple axel trailer on each side one and a half in. they required me to stop and go into a higher class because of it.. I told the trooper that the boat was towed all the way from Navada and no one said a word he said" maybe so, but not thru Pa."End of story.
PS.. I still think he had a badge on his underwear also!!He was a full time cop! "Dont confuse me with the facts, my mind is made up!" Kind of guy.
Anyway wish you the best which ever way you go,If I can be of help let me know>>
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8' beam and 18" for our fenders on the trailer.. or drive at night
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Hire a transport company, it just isn't worth the hassle factor.
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Quote:
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Hire a transport company, it just isn't worth the hassle factor.
true 1.50 per mile
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Hire a transport company, it just isn't worth the hassle factor.
Plus they're INSURED, if there's a problem, it's on them. Think about it............ bad weather......cross winds......goin thru the mountains tryin to stop goin down, smokin the brakes on the trailer........with all that weight, blowin tires out on the trailer (even new tires)......and worst of all you're WAAYYY over the legal width limit.
It may be less expensive in the long run...... to let a professional do it.
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