for something easier on the the time and money than to drive it is just get an NRS, DRE or whoever boat bag and ship it Fedex Ground in one of those. $90-$125 has been my costs in the past but you can get a quote online, of course. the bags hold up well. i've used the bags for shipping my boat up and back to AK,ect.
zb, what's a ballpark $$$ per boot conversion on average? i have an older, low water beater avon with some older boots that might need fixing whenever I get back to CO.