I wouldn't talk you out of an adventure but it would probably be cheaper to truck it than spend the gas running that far with twins.I had the pleasure of breaking down delivering my 2004 albemarle from Cape May last July.The water pump went after a complete Volvo survey,hull survey,and a long sea trial.The break down occurred in the shipping channel on the Delaware so far from Cape May that cell phones didn't work and the VHF had to be relayed by another boat between us and Cape May.Tow back took all day in 95 degree weather and the next day was spent taking the bus the Atlantic City and the train home.I think the tow from Cape May was $5 or 600 plus the ferry fee that I offered to pay to save the driver time and gas.
If you go by sea. Make sure your insurance covers the waters you'll be traveling.
Radar, GPS, chartplotters, 4 stroke engines, bilge pumps....Columbus would have called us poosies! I would still have it transported. Before I made a trip like that I would want everything working and be comfortable with operating the boat and all the electronics.
check on USHIP for a shipper overland . how wide is the boat , and how tall is it ( total height ) , is it on a trailer ? they are the three main questions you will have to answer to a shipper .
24 ft albemarle SKIRT CHASER
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I would just like to point out that Maryann was wearing Daisy Dukes long before Catherine Bach....AND...
Just make sure you take a "professor" if you do go....
no chartplotter, no radar, asking questions if this is a doable trip on internet....the answer is simple....no.
Ok there is an update. The motors are Yami 2 stroke's 250's, it does have a Ray Marine radar, and we decided if we are going to do this we would get the chartplotter working or replace it.
Originally Posted by Flyguy
So looking at the map of the inter-coastal, it looks like there is about a 150 mile run mostly in the ocean down the Jersey coast from New York Harbor to Deleware Bay and the shipping canal. There is also about a 75 mile run in Long Island sound. This sounds like a long run to me for a bunch of rookies. Especially if it is to be made in three days. Is this foolhardy? Overland shipping can't be that expensive.