Another way you can go--I did this--get a marine surveyor to go over, and he can look it over better than you or I. Send you digital shots, give you a full assessment. If it were me, the big thing I would want them to check is possible penetration of water into the foam. It is probably pretty dry, but you never know. People don't bother to seal their hatches and standing water can penetrate the foam. It can become like a water logged brick in there, so I would want someone who knows their stuff to check it out for me. Next, on this site, several guys have given reference to a reasonable shipper who could ship it for you. It's not super cheap, but still, if it were me, I might price it out. Just thinking out loud...maybe this is worth the plane ticket out there.
Well, your Cabo looks just great--and I seriously doubt a surveyor would find anything wrong. And I meant to add that anyone who thinks they may buy the boat--should ask for the surveyor at their expense, not yours. In fact, you "can't win for loosing" cause if you buy a survey up front, then the surveyor works for you--not appropriate, or so I was told by a marine surveyor the one time I used one. If it were me, as a potential buyer, I would hire a marine surveyor, my expense, to go have a look, then report to me the findings. Next step, buy the boat and then get a shipper to bring it over. I did this once, and it all worked out great.I may go that way, when the fuel tank was replaced it was not foamed back in and limber holes were added to make sure water cannot get trapped anywhere.
But I do get that people worry about wasting a trip to Florida, tried to find someone on this site who would be here and could take a ride or at least a look
but no luck yet. I may have to get a survey.
That's a great idea, but I heard (maybe wrong?) that U-haul does not allow you to tow with their trucks. Don't get me wrong, I hope you are right, cause I would like to do the same thing in the near future.a cheap flight to Sarasota and a u-haul truck with fuel and you could tow it back to socal in 4 days and about $2k
I have used Uhaul to tow broken cars in the past. Tow dolly with a car on it isn't much different than a boat.......That's a great idea, but I heard (maybe wrong?) that U-haul does not allow you to tow with their trucks. Don't get me wrong, I hope you are right, cause I would like to do the same thing in the near future.