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  • 05 May 2020 09:33
    Reply # 8947389 on 8797011

    Thank you for the detailed information!

  • 04 May 2020 05:42
    Reply # 8944547 on 8797011

    Hi Wesley,

    The trucking ran more than I had estimated from a rough internet search before I left California to look at Quest.  In fact, it ended up being roughly equal to the cost of the boat!  Trucking from North Falmouth to the boatyard in Napa was $10,500.  However, there was additional trucking from Martha's Vineyard to North Falmouth, including a ferry to Woods Hole; that was another $1,340, and there was a short haul and lifting onto that truck by Vineyard Haven Shipyard, and then off that truck and onto the final truck by Fiddler's Cove Boatyard in North Falmouth, for a combined $750.  

    This happened in March, much earlier than the previous owner would normally have launched.  My initial plan was to leave the boat in Martha's Vineyard and to return in May or June, launch her where I could rig her under the previous owner's supervision, and do a little sailing before getting her onto a truck headed for California in July.  This would at least have saved the $1,340 for the first truck.  As it was, realizing that the virus situation was changing rapidly, I returned to California in mid-March, just in time for the S.F. Bay Area "shelter-in-place", and Quest followed before the end of the month. 

    I used a trucking agent named Rob Lee, email: boattransport@comcast.net, phone (508)758-9409.  I never actually paid him any money, but I assume he gets a cut from everyone involved.  He lined me up directly with Joe Hazleton, the driver who got the boat from Vineyard Haven to North Falmouth, and when I couldn't get any of the three yards in the main Falmouth Harbor to lift the boat off Joe's truck, he is who found Fiddler's Cove yard for me.  That part was all good.  He also referred me to another trucking broker, Bill West, who lined me up with the truck to California.  It was on that trip that the hull cracks occurred, probably due to improper loading and bracing by the father and son duo who were more used to hauling power boats.  They did have cargo insurance, and after a survey and estimate from the yard here for repairs, I do have a claim number from their insurance company, so repairs ought to start before too long.  

    This is probably more than you wanted to know, but there are the numbers, as well as the saga.  The cautionary tale is: supervise loading yourself (we trucked our old boat from Ventura to Napa one winter when we aborted a trip to Mexico to return to Vallejo and care for my mother for three years ashore, but we were there for the loading, and did a lot of the prep work ourselves, packing everything, stripping off the standing rigging, etc.). I hope your boat has a safer trip than mine did.  It'll still be quicker than going via the Panama Canal!

    Carol








  • 26 Apr 2020 18:52
    Reply # 8929290 on 8896597
    Anonymous wrote:

    Quest arrived at Napa Valley Marina boatyard almost two weeks ago, unfortunately with some hull damage from the trucking.   She is composite construction, and has some cracked fiberglass and shifted timber on the port side.  I already have a survey and a yard estimate, and with any luck (and some reimbursement from the trucking company's insurance) the repairs will be done by the time our "shelter in place" is lifted. Having re-glassed our old boat's hull to deck joint, while living aboard in a shed in Whangarei in 1993, I am happy that the yard will be doing this! Home will probably be Berkeley Marina, but she's not there yet...

    Hi! As a fellow Californian, looking at having a 34' boat shipped from the east coast, would you be willing to say what your shipping costs ran to and what company you used? Were there other options that you think would have gone better?


    Thanks!

  • 13 Apr 2020 19:54
    Reply # 8896597 on 8797011

    Quest arrived at Napa Valley Marina boatyard almost two weeks ago, unfortunately with some hull damage from the trucking.   She is composite construction, and has some cracked fiberglass and shifted timber on the port side.  I already have a survey and a yard estimate, and with any luck (and some reimbursement from the trucking company's insurance) the repairs will be done by the time our "shelter in place" is lifted. Having re-glassed our old boat's hull to deck joint, while living aboard in a shed in Whangarei in 1993, I am happy that the yard will be doing this! Home will probably be Berkeley Marina, but she's not there yet...

  • 12 Apr 2020 00:25
    Reply # 8893993 on 8797011

    Has Quest arrived at her new home yet?

  • 24 Mar 2020 17:55
    Reply # 8854148 on 8797011

    Congratulations, Carol! I look forward to hearing about your first experiences sailing her and adapting to the junk rig.

  • 23 Mar 2020 02:01
    Reply # 8849070 on 8797011

    Thank you, Graham, David and Dennis!  Quest is supposed to begin her long journey to the West Coast tomorrow morning.  Peter Guest, the previous owner, has done a great job of packing her up, including a double tarp wrapping of the sail and batten bundle,which just won't fit below, so I'm hoping she'll have a smooth trip.

  • 22 Mar 2020 18:44
    Reply # 8848374 on 8797011

    I join in the congratulations.  I was waiting until Spring to go out there, but "you snooze, you loose".

    Do keep us all posted

    Dennis

  • 21 Mar 2020 23:55
    Reply # 8847470 on 8797011

    Carol congratiations!  I am sorry you are not keeping her here!  I just bought a badger in VT and am bringing her down./  Best of luck, this virus is playing havoc with our plans.  That's a lovely boat you bought.

    Fair Winds,

    David

  • 21 Mar 2020 22:59
    Reply # 8847409 on 8797011

    Well done, Carol, you have found yourself a very beautiful boat.  I look forward to seeing and hearing more of your experiences aboard.  Take lots of photos and write us a nice little story for the JRA magazine in due course!  I am sure we will all be happy to answer any queries you have. Good luck.

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