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Old 03-12-2012, 12:37 AM
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Here is the story. I have a boat that I need to move 30 miles. I would like to build/purchase a trailer for it, but the problem I am seeing is I need one for a wide boat. I have a 15ft beam, and it is 40' long. It weighs 16k. Any suggestions on where to look or more importantly, if anyone has done this type of thing before, share your experience. I know I could pay to have it move, but yard access is tight for a semi. If I had it on a special trailer, I could move it with my tractor for the tight turning radius. And before anyone mentions it. Yes, it will be a permitted move!. Also, this is in now way will be a drive on trailer . Thanks for any tips.
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hi

get somethink like this trailer in the pic and modify (Add boatstands)it for Boat use

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Get someone that does it for real so your boat doesn't end up on the road
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15 ft beam and 40 ft long and only weighs 16K....Is it a shell/project at the moment?

Since you talking tight quarters, one time use, I agree with the "pay someone" comments.
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There are online auctions that you can put the info up on and have shippers bid you a price. In fact, I think they even made a TV show about it.
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I wouldn't trust any of those TV movers with my boat!
IMO, one time move (or even two), hire a professional boat mover that owns his own trailer.
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Get in contact with a local boat dealer that sells boats of similar size.
If they do not have the proper hydraulic trailer they can put you in contact with the guy they use to haul boats down the road.
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Get in contact with a local boat dealer that sells boats of similar size.
If they do not have the proper hydraulic trailer they can put you in contact with the guy they use to haul boats down the road.
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How about if you use a professional hauler but then weld/attach a 5th wheel setup to your tractor for the final tight quarter maneuvers.
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I used to haul boats for a living. I ran into a situation like this one time. I had to haul a boat out of a back yard, there was no way I could get my truck back there, so we brought our bobcat along with us, it was able to get the hydro trailer under the boat and get the boat out to the street where we could hook back up with the truck. If you can find a hauler thats willing to hook his trailer up to your tractor, just to get it to a point that the truck can get at it, assuming your tractor is heavy enough to handle a 20K lbs.
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