Posts Tagged ‘boat transport’

s/v Elusive

When you live in a land-locked state, it’s a great opportunity to have all your expenses paid to captain a sailing vessel. I had that very opportunity when a friend asked me to move a 1978 Morgan Out Island 41 from Islamorada in the Florida Keys, to New York City last June.

My friend, Larry, and his son, Sean, had purchased the above vessel in Florida and arranged with a local marine electrical engineer, Tim, to be our mechanic and get the vessel ship shape for the passage. I volunteered my son, Kyle, to come along as an able hand and we set a departure date. (more…)

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As a “seasoned” boat buyer, I can formulate a plan of attack to find acceptable boats, get them inspected, offer advice to sellers and even get a sailing trip out of the deal with an efficiency that may border on illegal. (If you think I’m kidding, read on!) (more…)

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A Stormy Lake Superior

In Part One of this story, I made the analogy between buying a boat and the tips found in a July 2010 Sailing magazine article about “Steering by Compass,” which are: (more…)

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Sundown arrived in Fort Collins, at about 6:15pm, 7/26/11, on a Brownell trailer hauled by Great Lakes Marine Service and Boat Transport out of Grafton, Wisconsin. Thanks to Jim Burt, the experienced driver and owner of Great Lakes, she arrived safe and sound.

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