Question How wide of o boat beam width can you trailer without getting any special permits?

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    Default How wide of o boat beam width can you trailer without getting any special permits?

    Any info would be appreciated! Thanks, greg

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    I called the MD State Police and they said the max width was 8' 6".

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    I believe it is 8'6" in all states.

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    Be carefull, I know in Pa. the wideth is an even 8 ft. Most other states are 8'6".

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    hippie,

    are you sure about that? My boat is 101 inches and I never had to get any special permits? I live in PA

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    Federal Motor Carrier guidelines stipulate 8'6" or 102 inches. Individual states may allow larger but are otherwise precluded from interfering with interstate commerce. So most states use the 102 inches for oversize permits.......some don't actively enforce their statutes.....some do so more aggressively than others (North Carolina comes to mind).
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    I do think NC is now 10 feet. I had permits from MD to FL for my Grady (9' 6") and I was stopped in NC on 95 going North to be measured, according to my agent, no permits were required for NC. A quick measurement and I was on my way, no issue. I use Mercury Permit Services when I long haul the Grady to NY or FL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reel Draggin Tackle View Post
    I do think NC is now 10 feet. I had permits from MD to FL for my Grady (9' 6") and I was stopped in NC on 95 going North to be measured, according to my agent, no permits were required for NC. A quick measurement and I was on my way, no issue. I use Mercury Permit Services when I long haul the Grady to NY or FL.
    I believe NC changed their regs after the big publicity flap a few years ago after they stopped almost every boat coming across state lines.
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    Remember in states like MD there are also weight restrictions requiring CDL licensing if you are a commercial fisherman or towing with a commercially owned vehicle. (Company not personal)

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    I purchased my Parker2520 (9'6" beam) in CT. I transported it down I-95, G.S. Park Way, C.M./Lewis Ferry, DL.Rt 9, & Rt 13 to the Eastern Shore. Never a problem! However the law is 8'6" the same with as a tractor trailer.

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