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Old 02-24-2007, 12:16 PM
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At 3200 miles It should be about a 64 hour trip (50 mph ave)

gas should be about $1,000 (400 gal * $2.60)
expenses about $100 a day 5 days (tolls, hotel, food)
air fare $200 each way
Driver $1000. (.32 a mile, $200 a day $15.63 hr)

Total $2,700 ea way

The driver part is the area I need to figure out. Is $1000, too much? at .22 a mile that would be $700., or $140 a day

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Good work on the calculations! However, running cross country on 64 hours is definately possible, but is hard work. When I first started driving, I couldn't go longer than 6 hours without getting tired. After a while of "training" myself how to stay awake (no-doz and Mountain Dew helped alot) and drive for 15-20 hours was obtainable.

I used to run 42" Cigs from DSM in Dana Point, Ca. to Miami in 2.5 days (or 60 hours) and it was only about 4 hours of sleep with approx. 3 hours of refueling,, food etc..... When I would stop and refuel, I would eat and use the restroom during that time and then takeoff again!

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Old 02-24-2007, 12:34 PM
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Beer truck,
Where in Ma. do you plan to use your boat?
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Old 02-24-2007, 12:39 PM
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I've rented a house on the cape for the month of Aug. Going to be staying in New Seabury popponesset bay.
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Old 02-24-2007, 12:58 PM
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about 50 mph on average, about 500 miles in a 10 hour day, guy needs about $25/hr MINIMUM to get someone good and for them to feel like they have responsibility for your boat, so about $250/day, 500 miles a day, sounds like $.50/mile to me.

Sure, you can get it done cheep, just make sure you calculate in the added insurance cost after a claim, and or the cost of repairs from someone doing something stupid or not paying attention. Cheep help = cheep results.
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Old 02-24-2007, 02:29 PM
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i paid $1800 to have a 35 lighting towed from san jose ca. to sandusky ohio my trailer his truck and i told him $200 bonus if i would have it by the 4 th of july he made it in 2.5 days.also he insured it while it was hooked to his truck so he was very careful.
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Unless you hire a proffesional class 8 driver I would think really hard about this. There's some serious hills out west & you really need to pay attention. Not to mention the jackass' in the in the car's that pull out & expect you to stop on a dime. I've been there done that and sure I'm not the only one. The question you need to ask yourself is it really worth to risk your vacation plans to maybe save a few bucks ? All you'll get from that driver is "I'm sorry" ?
Beertruck..I would seriously consider Jeff Murray unless you did the drive yourself.
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Old 02-25-2007, 02:25 PM
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I wouldn't mind doing the drive myself, love a good cross country trip, but I'm only planning on getting 3 of the 5 weeks off, and I don't want to spend a week of the time off driving.
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Dang Beer, you mean I wont see your badarse Nordic this summer in the Puget Sound? Sounds like a great time out on the East Coast.

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Old 02-25-2007, 02:54 PM
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don't worry Walt, I still be around for the june, and july runs, and I'll be back in time for Joe's run in sept. I grew up on the cape, so I'm heading back to my old stomping grounds for a while to play.
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were are you planning on keepin the boat? Pompanessett is one of my favorite places on teh cape, I grew up spending summers in North Falmouth, cant wait for the summer.
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