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Old 08-14-2013, 07:28 PM   #1
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First off I want to say that even before purchasing this boat I lurked around on this forum and gained a wealth of info. Looks like a great group of people.

I need to ship a 2004 3700 SY and in need of some info. Does anyone know the actual draft and bridge clearance numbers? Owners manual states 11' max bridge clearance and 3'7" Draft. I just wanted to know if this is accurate. I would add these two numbers to get the total height of the boat for shipping correct? Also, does the draft include the props? I plan to have the props removed prior to shipping. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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Old 08-14-2013, 08:40 PM   #2
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Ryan have you contacted a transport company yet? If not , you need to do that and they can answer all these questions of yours. That what I did and saved alot of time and effort.


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Old 08-14-2013, 08:42 PM   #3
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I have a 1998 3700 and had it moved from Point Pleasent NJ to Elkton MD by road (It was a Bank repo with two blown engines). They had to take off the props and remove the radar Arch to be within road clearence limits. As far as the accual numbers I have no data. I hope this helps some
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It's more than just the boat. the trailer height will be the unknown.
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where from and where to?
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:31 PM   #6
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Other than Mr. Ferrell please no offense.......You guys are just stroking him.....until he talks to a transport company and tells him how his boat is going to be taken apart to clear all bridges and overpasses for his route and then quote's him a price for their service....he doesn't know anything......yet...

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From Ft. Lauderdale, FL to Edgewater, MD. Its a straight shot on 95.

Roger, I still have to give shipping companies numbers for quotes.

It will look like I will probably have to take the arch off. For future reference: If the total height with the trailer can stay below 13'6" I wouldn't have to take the arch off (radar will be removed of course). There are trailers that sit less than 1' off the ground. With the props removed the draft should be 2'4" max + 11' max bridge = 13'4". With max numbers, the boat would have to sit 2" off the ground to be within laws... probably not gonna happen.
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Ryan......again all this stuff you are talking about is a given. ALL big boats are transported this way. They know all the measurements so until you call someone you will never know.....These transport people probably given all your info on your boat could tell you on the phone wether it is a go or not.

Have you thought of using the intercoastal and driving it up the east coast? That would be fun! Might be cheaper compared to all that knock down of your boat that you will have to do to put it on a trailer..

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$2.50 a mile, x 1000 + tolls, taxes, rigging = $5,000k
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Pas....is this a quote from a transport company?

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Roger, it would be a fantastic thing to do, however I wouldn't have the time to take up to a week off of work.

Pascavone.. if that includes the needed escort due to the 13' beam 5k even is a reasonable price.
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