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Measuring Your Boat For Transport


Measuring Your Boat

Please Measure Carefully!

We believe in the carpenter’s rule: ” Measure twice, cut once”.
In order to transport your boat for the lowest possible price, we try to carry more than one small boat going in the same general direction at the same time.
That is why we must know the full overall length of your vessel in order to know what boats will fit on our trailers.
Please note that for proper loading we must know the overall length of your boat including the bow pulpit and the swim platform.
Also, don’t forget to include the length of the outboard motor brackets and the outboard motors themselves.
The added length of the outboard motors and/or outdrives must be measured in the raised position, as that is how they will have to be transported to keep the overall height of the boat at its’ minimum.
Boats wider than 8 feet 6 inches are regarded as oversize loads. The maximum height of many overpasses is 13 feet 6 inches. Our low-boy trailers are a little less than 2 feet high. Therefore, boats with an overall height greater than 11 feet 6 inches require special handling and routing.
That is why it costs much less to transport boats that have an overall height of 11 feet 6 inches or less.
If your boat has a radar arch or fly-bridge which causes it to load out higher than 13 Feet 6 Inches, the states will not issue over-height permits unless the radar arch or fly-bridge has been removed.
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