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Old 06-11-2010   #1
Tyler, Texas
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Shipping a kayak

What is the best way to ship and what are the normal cost of shipping. I am intrested in buying a used boad and need info thanks Buddy

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Old 06-11-2010   #2
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Do a search for this. Lots of posts. I've used FedEx with pretty good luck. I wrapped it in bubble wrap and put it in a box that I taped together. It wasn't cheap, though. There are other options out there.


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Old 06-11-2010   #3
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It's not going to be cheap - depending on how heavy the boat is, how big the boat is, how fast you ship it and where you're shipping to/from... it could range anywhere from $50-$200. Call FedEx, DHL and UPS for quotes. Or check out a special luggage shipper like Luggage Shipping | Sports Express Luggage Delivery Service

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Old 06-12-2010   #4
Owenton, Kentucky
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I shipped a kayak from KY to AL using forward air. Had to be shipped to a business but shipped it for $42. Not bad I thought.
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Old 06-12-2010   #5
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Seems like domestic or trans-atlantic shipping is pretty straight forward and can range in price depending on timing. how about anyone shipping across the pacific? I am headed to Bali to work for a few years and need to figure out how to get a boat down there....

anyone ship to NZ? best to contact big domestic carriers (Delta, United etc) or go with Asian ones (Korean, Thai etc.)? Or maybe buy a new one in NZ and have it shipped to Indonesia.....
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