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Old 05-01-2008   #1
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Boat shipping from the East Coast?

Has anybody had a boat shipped out here (Colorado) from the East Coast lately? What are the going rates... it's going to be a Jackson Fun for the girlfriend.

Any info. is greatly appreciated

Just trying to avoid getting ripped off!
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Old 05-02-2008   #2
 
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Forward Air...

Depending where you are shipping it from, Forward Air is the answer if you are forced to ship it.
Often there is someone that will be driving out this way.
roughly 80 bucks for Forward Air one way to Denver.

I ship slalom kayaks (12.1 ft) and it is 100 bucks each way to most places.

I usually give those who drive boats for me the same as shipping as well.

Just my 2 cents
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I've had good luck with DHL; they'll ship door to door for $80 or so (at least that's what I did last year with a Nomad). If you're a little over their max dimensions, be nice to the guy who picks the boat up and you'll be fine. Oh, and you just need to cover the cockpit, which is nice.
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Sports express!

try sportsexpress.com
I did it several times. It is cool when the fedex guy knocks on the door and he's holding your boat. You book through sports express, and it actually goes fedex. Crazy.
Frontier airlines lets you take a boat as well!
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try sportsexpress.com
I did it several times. It is cool when the fedex guy knocks on the door and he's holding your boat. You book through sports express, and it actually goes fedex. Crazy.
Frontier airlines lets you take a boat as well!
Thanks guys! I appreciate it! I hope I can get shipping for $100 or less.
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My boat was shipped from out here TOO pennsylvania when i still lived there. it ran me 100 bones, but it was shipped via some private company that shipped car parts. the guy i bought it from worked in the car part warehouse, and had it shipped. he even built a custom crate and all, it was pretty sick. the crate also made good firewood since i was living in a tent at the time.

my point is, if i got my boat shipped privately in a custom crate for 100bones, you should certainly come in under 100. i hear you can ship stuff via greyhound, as long as you can get to a station to pick it up. i recently checked on prices for a boat I was looking at, and to ship a space cadet reno -> boulder it was 80 bucks.
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believe it or not.... shipgreyhound.com
Greyhound bus lines...should be 50 or less
drop off at any grehound bus stop and pick up at a stop as well...
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Greyhound is the best deal if the boat is small enough to make their max length. they told me my creek boat was too long , but my playboat was fine. Forward air is your next best option but make sure you go to the local terminal to set your rate , if you call their main hub to book it it will be 2 to 3 times as much.
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I'll haul it for $100.

Leaving Asheville on May 13th, passing through Denver area on the 14th.

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Thanks man,

I'll give you a call for sure.
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