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jasper hickman

Team RED BEARD
Dec 23, 2014
651
566
39
Everett
Name
jasper
Boat
26' sea master, RED BEARD
Hopefully my boat search comes to an end this week, who has some recent info for transportation guy they would recommend??
LA area to Everett
 

FishPimpII

Repowering the boat..
Jul 27, 2009
2,190
2,310
Seattle, Wa
Name
Jeff Nelson
Boat
255 conquest... needs a name
Osprey 30, sounds like she weighs in at around 15k.

I’m considering just driving down there, but I’m not stoked on driving through LA with a big ol boat.
Shouldn’t be too bad if you do that part at night or in the very early morning.
Straight shot after that!
 

The Peddler

Living vicariously through others.
May 28, 2008
2,621
1,238
Olympia, WA
Name
Matt
Boat
2400 SeaSport Explorer - "Permanent Waves"
LA is only "Bad" during rush-hour. Even mid-day isn't terrible.
 
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jasper hickman

Team RED BEARD
Dec 23, 2014
651
566
39
Everett
Name
jasper
Boat
26' sea master, RED BEARD
What one are you talking about @Swede ? The boat I’m looking at is not the one that has been floating around BD / pop yachts etc for awhile.

If you know something I don’t, fill me in.
 

jbuck

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Sep 5, 2011
612
185
Pacific Northwest
Name
josh
Boat
29' Dyer Hardtop, 210 Ventura
I drove down to Morro Bay to get mine. Was 29' by 9.5' wide and weights about 13,500lbs.

Was going to have it shipped, but i got tired of dealing with people on the phone and jumped in the truck. Had the bearings replaced by the seller while I was on my way down.

It was painless and I'd do it again the same way. I had a Dodge 2500 fwiw.
 
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Captain Decent

The Bert makes ‘em Squirt
Nov 2, 2017
1,776
2,599
39
Covington, wa
Name
Ryan
Boat
The Bert Makes ’em Squirt
Anything on the west coast I would transport myself. East coast id pay for it. Dealing with shippers is a nightmare. Anyone good is already busy.
 

Fish Asassin

one cast = one kill
May 16, 2012
898
421
San Diego / Baja
Name
Fred Garvin
Boat
U.S.S. Mobile (LKA 115)
Osprey 30, sounds like she weighs in at around 15k.

I’m considering just driving down there, but I’m not stoked on driving through LA with a big ol boat.
If you time it right< it is not that bad. Check a map, there are various routes to the East with ALOT less traffic. You just dont want to go thru LA on highway 5. Or you can do it at night.
 

Genie Aye

FISH BOSS
Sep 25, 2008
4,581
3,195
Renton/ Westport
Name
Cap't Paul
Boat
V-20 Wellcraft w/200HO E-TEC
Jasper, i use to haul on u-ship, boats, put 40,000 mi on 1 yr pulling up and down I-5, or the 5 as they call it down there. Get to the boat in the afternoon, check everything over, go out to dinner and head out around 9pm, clear sailing, everything should be clear sailing unless you do it friday evening, then wait till 10ish. I have hauled a 30' seasport explorer and 28 farrallon plus multiple 25' through LA, just do it in the late hours or wee hours and your stress level will be much better.
P. S. Make sure the trailer brakes are working before you head down the grapevine!! Ask me how i know...lol
 

Hannibal

Hold my rod?
Mar 13, 2012
1,148
812
Puyallup
Name
Kellen
Boat
Carolina Classic 25 Tail Hooker
Piece of cake. Drive down get the boat and come back. You should be able to do it in under 72 hours.... I drove to Northern Alberta to get mine.


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mrfish11

"Just a captain"
Aug 3, 2009
2,304
2,108
Olympia,WA
Name
Brian
Boat
Parker 2320, 17x60 Willies
Piece of cake. Drive down get the boat and come back. You should be able to do it in under 72 hours.... I drove to Northern Alberta to get mine.


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72 hrs? Isnt it like 18 hrs each way to LA? Take a buddy, turn n burn it. I almost did it to Encinitas but got waaaay to good of a deal through uship.

And yes, that osprey is unreal. You better secure that baby FAST!
 
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FVSerenity

Tuna Boss FV HappyHours
Feb 27, 2012
3,017
2,068
The Salt
Name
Rod
Boat
22' Duckworth FVSerenity, 2502 Trophy FVHappyHours
Osprey 30, sounds like she weighs in at around 15k.

I’m considering just driving down there, but I’m not stoked on driving through LA with a big ol boat.
Hah! I know that, especially with an oversized load, those lanes are 8’6” period, but like my dad always said, just weave around a little, they will stay away from you, ha ha
 
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jasper hickman

Team RED BEARD
Dec 23, 2014
651
566
39
Everett
Name
jasper
Boat
26' sea master, RED BEARD
Well I doubled down, after chatting up a few BD’ers I figured the only way to properly pull a big ol boat is a dually. Hopefully heading to LA this weekend.

It was pretty sad saying good bye to the 5.9l with killer fuel mileage and a trusty stick shift, buuuut 800 ft lbs torque has a nice ring to it.




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