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Old 02-28-2004, 11:14 AM
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I have a listing of all 50 states towing width requirements. Flordia and maybe one other are at 9' wide max and all others fall into 8'6" or even less in some cases. Wider than that, you'll need permits. For safety reasons and permit costs, you'll probably be better off to higher someone to do it.
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Hire a transport company, it just isn't worth the hassle factor.
Very good advice here!

If it was me I would not attempt it. There are so many things that could go wrong, most of which have been mentioned so far. Plus, the stress and aggravation your going to deal with for 1300 miles won't be worth it. I wouldn't't even buy a trailer for it. I would let a marina launch it in the spring and haul it in the fall. Plus if you want to do it legally you would have to have wide load permits in every state along the way. So when you figure in all the costs involved your probably not saving that much money doing it yourself. Good luck either way.
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boathaul .com 423-351-1443 , we towed a 35 mainship once, never again! Im now moving my 35 Viking with these guys and it is well worth the money.
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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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I agree, You can shop around find a driver that is heading your way anyways and save some $$$$
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Tell him to buy my Sea Ray, and I will pay for the shipping!!!
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Thanks guys. Looks like I may be off the hook as far as towing it myself. He and my wife own a few semis. He may think about getting the permits and buying a semi trailer to move and store it. Looks to me like he is going to have to figure that into the cost of his boat.
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