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Old 02-18-2014, 04:50 AM   #21
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Nice build . Keep us posted with new pics .
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:02 AM   #22
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Nice build . Keep us posted with new pics .
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Outstanding job / effort
I love watching the build process, seeing it all come alive. No doubt you've paid dearly for every experience, but also no doubt, you are richer for it.
Well done Dude.
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Old 02-20-2014, 12:04 PM   #24
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Nice!

What was/is the height of the boat when it was transported? How much did the boat way when moved?

Can you give an estimate on how much it cost to move the boat?

We have a fair amount of land and we could easily store a boat at no cost. The thought is that we would have the boat hauled 200 miles to a port, we would travel for a few months, and when done for the season, have the boat hauled back home. The boats we are looking at have beams small enough to travel by truck but height and weight are a concern.

Time is money and money is time. I have not much of either, much less to build/buy a boat. <sigh>

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Nice!

What was/is the height of the boat when it was transported? How much did the boat way when moved?

Can you give an estimate on how much it cost to move the boat?

We have a fair amount of land and we could easily store a boat at no cost. The thought is that we would have the boat hauled 200 miles to a port, we would travel for a few months, and when done for the season, have the boat hauled back home. The boats we are looking at have beams small enough to travel by truck but height and weight are a concern.

Time is money and money is time. I have not much of either, much less to build/buy a boat. <sigh>

Thanks,
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The Boat weighed 18 tons when moved , including engine and fuel tanks, probably 25 tons with empty tanks and completed. The height on the lorry was 15 feet 10 inches with the keel 12 inches from the road. The photos with the top off was when the low rider trailer was not available. Cost to transport 200 miles and lift on was 2200.00 that also included a escort vehicle. We had to notify the various police counties, but no police escort was required and given permission to straddle two lanes when needed.

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The Boat weighed 18 tons when moved , including engine and fuel tanks, probably 25 tons with empty tanks and completed. The height on the lorry was 15 feet 10 inches with the keel 12 inches from the road. The photos with the top off was when the low rider trailer was not available. Cost to transport 200 miles and lift on was 2200.00 that also included a escort vehicle. We had to notify the various police counties, but no police escort was required and given permission to straddle two lanes when needed.

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Andrew,

Thanks for the information. 200 miles is my guestimate for the distance we would have to travel. My guess is that we would be around the same cost in dollars. I expected your cost to have been higher. Glad it was not.

Your boat height helps. I can only think of one underpass for the first hour or so of the trip but it only takes one short bridge to be a problem 16 feet is a pretty tall load. I think I can look up the overpass heights online. Not sure about power lines though.

Thanks for the info,
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Andrew,

Thanks for the information. 200 miles is my guestimate for the distance we would have to travel. My guess is that we would be around the same cost in dollars. I expected your cost to have been higher. Glad it was not.

Your boat height helps. I can only think of one underpass for the first hour or so of the trip but it only takes one short bridge to be a problem 16 feet is a pretty tall load. I think I can look up the overpass heights online. Not sure about power lines though.

Thanks for the info,
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We have a maximum height of 16 feet on side roads most motorways are 18 feet but always check and we did a dry run with a laser measure to be safe.
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We have a maximum height of 16 feet on side roads most motorways are 18 feet but always check and we did a dry run with a laser measure to be safe.
I was trying to find a map of bridge road heights but I have failed so far even though I have seen this map. I did find that the US Interstate system has a design requirement that an Interstate has at least ONE path that is not restricted by a height of less than 16.5 feet. Overpasses have to be at that height OR easy on/off ramps have to be available.

Now the interesting tid bit was WHY 16.5 feet?

Apparently the US had an atomic cannon that required this height to be transported on the US Interstate system. The cannon is long gone but the requirement remains.

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