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insteadof
03-25-2011, 11:46 AM
Anybody have any experience with any company. Want to have someone get the permits for me because I don't have the time. Picking up a boat in sc and towing it to ct. Thanks for the help.


Abel
03-25-2011, 11:48 AM
How wide?

sanchoco
03-25-2011, 12:21 PM
I used a company called COMDATA to get my permits for my trip from Florida to Cabo San Lucas. They are based in Texas and their web site is comdata.com. They will fax you the permits. It was easy and did not cost much for the service.


insteadof
03-25-2011, 03:44 PM
How wide?

Boat is 34 feet 9 foot 6 inch beam

insteadof
03-25-2011, 03:45 PM
I used a company called COMDATA to get my permits for my trip from Florida to Cabo San Lucas. They are based in Texas and their web site is comdata.com. They will fax you the permits. It was easy and did not cost much for the service.

Will take a look. Thanks

go fish
03-25-2011, 03:46 PM
Just hook up and go. Everyone else does it.

Mike Boehler
03-25-2011, 08:41 PM
I use comdata all the time. Its going to cost you about double of the actual permits, but they do everything. Well worth the money.

westbootie
03-25-2011, 11:50 PM
BoatUS has a service that will do it for you

renner
03-26-2011, 03:32 AM
Virginia is the only one i get when i go from N.Y to Fla twice a year with my 9'8'' x 33 boat, Make sure you have red flags on the 4 widest parts, and make sure your rig is properly equiped and capable, go thru Northeast at night around midnight, you,ll be fine.

Bly
03-26-2011, 05:24 AM
Just hook up and go. Everyone else does it.

Not with overburdened fiscal budgets of big and small Govt. cutting law enforcement every where. It is too easy to take$$$ from all that have boats over 8 ft 6 in wide on the roads every day.

Mike Boehler
03-26-2011, 05:30 AM
Not with overburdened fiscal budgets of big and small Govt. cutting law enforcement every where. It is too easy to take$$$ from all that have boats over 8 ft 6 in wide on the roads every day.

Not only that, but if you have a CDL you have more at stake. I wouldn't even think about doing a run without the permits the way DOT has been in the past 2 or 3 years.

Not saying you can't do it, I just can't afford the risk to my DL.

throwback
03-26-2011, 05:57 AM
We use JJ Keller and associates for oversize permits,MB is right about DOT. It's a cash cow.

SalmonDaze
03-26-2011, 06:52 AM
My buddy took delivery from the dealer of his new Custom Carolina 25 last year. 1500 feet off the entrance ramp onto the expressway the highway patrol pulled him over; took out the tape measure and was ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN he was over 8'6" and had fine in hand. He called the dealer owner and had him come down from his place to talk with the police.

30 minutes of headache later he was moving again.

As others have said, it's all about the state revenue.

tg
03-26-2011, 08:27 AM
Be aware that permits restrict your towing hours, usually to the busiest parts of the day and week.

petrel
03-26-2011, 08:35 AM
When I brought my boat up from FL to VA I purchased temp permits in all states through which I would be traveling. The oversize depts of each were very professional and very fast. I'd say it took about an hour to do it all. Then 2-24 hours for the permits to roll out of the fax machine.



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