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Old 04-14-2019, 11:01 AM
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Some places only let you drive at night. (Manhattan and the Keys)
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by cajflynn View Post
Some places only let you drive at night. (Manhattan and the Keys)
that combined with the places that wonít let you drive at night has to be chaos for the logbook.
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:24 AM
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Itís impossible to legally enter or exit Long Island on a log book. Manhattan is 9pm to 4 am and Nassau county is daylight hours only.
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post


that combined with the places that wonít let you drive at night has to be chaos for the logbook.
Ya I remember waiting at the GWB till midnight to get escorted over then wait on the other side till daylight to start again.
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Old 04-14-2019, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by cajflynn View Post
There's not one state on his route that would take more than an hour to sort out. I also highly doubt any of the states other than Michigan will care if it's his boat. Of course, it's the OP's decision if he wants to ride dirty and save a few hundred dollars or not.
You'd know much better than most. I've always had a low tolerance for BS...having the right papers can mean the difference between a ten minute delay, and a cavity-search (metaphorically speaking).
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Old 04-14-2019, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Captain_0bvious View Post
You'd know much better than most. I've always had a low tolerance for BS...having the right papers can mean the difference between a ten minute delay, and a cavity-search (metaphorically speaking).
The weigh station on EB I94 entering Wisconsin from Minnesota is the worst weight station (full rectal cavity search followed by verbal abuse) we've ever been in. Don't go there. Ever.
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:20 AM
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I certainly would, its not worth the liability if something bad were to happen! In the past 8 months that I have owned my cabin cruiser (10'10" beam/ 21,000lbs w/ trailer) I have towed it about 6,000 miles and not yet been bothered but I have annual permits for all the states that we travel to. Also make sure you have the proper flags and oversize signs as well. You need a sign on the front of the vehicle and rear of the boat, flags at the widest point, front and rear of trailer, and on the truck.

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Old 04-15-2019, 07:05 AM
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I would be careful in OHIO. You dont want to be caught in Rush Hour traffic in Dayton, Cinci, or Toledo. Those roads are not trailer friendly.
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by avalonandl View Post
I would be careful in OHIO. You dont want to be caught in Rush Hour traffic in Dayton, Cinci, or Toledo. Those roads are not trailer friendly.
Yep, Ohio has a $100 annual personal boat permit which is easy to get.
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Old 04-16-2019, 09:37 PM
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Originally Posted by R-KID View Post


12,000 would be more accurate. I wonít be loaded for fishing Itís a 27 Blackfin (8750 lbs dry) . Trailer weighs 2600. Holds 230 fuel but I will have it close to empty . Who would you guys use for permitting and how much would it cost roughly.
You arenít far off after you get all the gear and fluids in there. My Albin 28 is supposed to be 8500 dry and weighs a bit over 10k with less than a half tank of fuel. On my trailer itís just shy of 13k.

As others have said, mercury permits is good.

Typing this from the side of I-81 in PA. Left Islamorada yesterday, should be in Maine tomorrow.
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I've been researching this hard as I'm about to go from Kodiak, AK to Wanchese, NC.. 5200 miles with my 28'er, 10.5 wide, about 18,000lbs on the trailer. Called every state so far as well as BC, Alberta and the Yukon, most states it's easy to get the wide load permit, about $20-$40 bucks for a single trip. The only part that caught me off guard was Montana told me that I would need a $1million policy on the truck which my INS company can do for me.
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Originally Posted by Abel View Post
I've been researching this hard as I'm about to go from Kodiak, AK to Wanchese, NC.. 5200 miles with my 28'er, 10.5 wide, about 18,000lbs on the trailer. Called every state so far as well as BC, Alberta and the Yukon, most states it's easy to get the wide load permit, about $20-$40 bucks for a single trip. The only part that caught me off guard was Montana told me that I would need a $1million policy on the truck which my INS company can do for me.
Montana is out of the way, isn't it? Or, are you going to Seattle first?
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Old 04-17-2019, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Jaredh View Post


You arenít far off after you get all the gear and fluids in there. My Albin 28 is supposed to be 8500 dry and weighs a bit over 10k with less than a half tank of fuel. On my trailer itís just shy of 13k.

As others have said, mercury permits is good.

Typing this from the side of I-81 in PA. Left Islamorada yesterday, should be in Maine tomorrow.
Different route? Good luck with the bluefins, and hope to see you again next winter . . . .
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Old 04-17-2019, 05:37 PM
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Different route? Good luck with the bluefins, and hope to see you again next winter . . . .
Similar route but ran into some issues with the DOT number I got for the company truck being out of service due to not filing a biannual report (stupid Georgia requiring the DOT number really muddled things up).

Had to avoid CT and ride dirty in ME. Dropped the boat at the marina in Portland, ME a couple hours ago.

Thinking of selling the company truck and getting a newer dodge megacab dually in my name to avoid the DOT number stuff, would also work with a larger boat in the future. Also not a fan of the 2500hd on bumps and broken highway surfaces, think my front wheels went airborne a couple times yesterday in VA/MD/PA. SC roads are a lot better than the fall.

Im sure Iíll see you back at Caloosa. Safe travels north.
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Old 04-17-2019, 06:06 PM
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Na, dropping don out of Calgary. It adds about 100 miles to the trip but gets me out of Canada and the astronomical diesel prices they have.
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Old 06-09-2019, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Thalasso View Post
These people can help you. This is who i have used

Mercury Permits


https://www.mercurypermits.net/

how much was it?
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Old 06-12-2019, 04:44 AM
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I paid $325 for one way Florida to Michigan through Mercury permits.
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