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Old 08-29-2006   #1
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Cheap Kayak Shipping?

Looking to get my creek boat to Los Angeles. Anyone know a cheap way to ship a kayak?


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Old 08-29-2006   #2
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creek boat? then i assume its longer than 87"? if it is then if you dont mind driving to denver then i would say forward air.
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Old 08-29-2006   #3
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Try Sports Express. They do have a site. Perhaps Google search it. It's a company out of Durango. Anyway, I've had them send my creek boat (LL Huck) from Hood River to Durango, and it was like $60 or something. Worth a shot.
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Old 08-29-2006   #4
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Rasta, your creeker is probably bigger than the Sports Express limit (because you're a rather large mammal), but that's a great option because its door to door. Worth the first call for sure.

Forward Air takes about 5 days max and it was usually $50 or so, but I imagine that fuel costs have bumped that price. I've used them a number of times, and have had no problems. As GH mentioned, it is Terminal-to-Terminal....which means you're probably taking a ride to Burbank or some such hellhole to retrieve your boat.
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