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Old 10-08-2011, 12:33 PM   #13
Dan and Lori
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City: Galveston
Country: Texas
Vessel Name: Destiny
Vessel Model: 1998 Island Gypsy Europa
Join Date: Dec 2010
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RE: Hello from Galveston

Quoted cost was $6000.00, This was a premium price due to the height of the load. I did not want to have the flybridge cut off then incur 2 to 3 thousand dollars of fiberglass work to replace it. Estimates of shipping at an "off the pavement"*height of 14 feet or less all came in around $4800.00, so I feel I saved costs by finding a shipper who would deal with the higher transport. The additional costs cover extra permitting required by some states, extra law enforcement escorts, and additional miles necessary beyond normal routes usable for loads below 14 feet. This shipper quoted a price and completed job as promised, on time and provided e-mail updates each day of the journey.
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