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    Anybody actually move one of these suckers by truck? Just pondering some options. I've poked around U Ship etc and found a few prior moves, but its a deal breaker if over 14 ft. I would prefer not to drop shafts and rudders...

    Thanks!
    1999 4087 Cummins 270's
    AB 12 Yamaha 25
    Cruising the Pacific NW from Anacortes to Desolation Sound

    #2
    I don't know myself be was looking into it a while back. I think it might be possible. The aft hardtop and arch would be pretty easy to take down. That might be enough with a trailer that blocks the boat low enough.

    Please reply if you find out any more information about this, it would be nice to know.
    1995 Bayliner 3587
    Twin Hino 250HP
    Located In Sidney BC, Canada

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      #3
      We shipped our 4087 by truck from Newport Beach CA to Vancouver in 2004.

      We had to remove the aft deck hard top, radar arch, flybridge venturi and the main flybridge dash panel. The only surprise was having to lower the dash panel, but it was a straightforward task to lower it on to blocks to get the height down another 6 inches, and very few disconnections had to be made.

      The trailer design allowed the props and rudders to remain in place.

      We were fortunate to find a trucking company (I think it was Justice Trucking out of Florida) that had transported a boat to Newport Beach, and then had a back haul from Vancouver to Florida, so it helped to keep our costs within reason, and they were fair with their pricing. The condition of the boat upon arrival in Vancouver was heartbreaking. At some point the truck was diverted around bridge construction on the I-5, resulting in the boat getting covered in mud that set like concrete over every horizontal surface, including the underside of the hardtop that had been packaged on the foredeck. Temperatures in the 90's just helped to bake this stuff on there, and it took forever to clean.

      The width of the boat was OK on the highway, but an escort was needed in California and Oregon as I recall.

      I hope this helps.
      Rob
      Bayliner 5788
      'Merlin V'
      Vancouver BC

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        #4
        Hi Rob, that's what I've heard, that it isn't as bad as it would seem to remove the arch and hardtop etc. You don't happen to remember what your final height was when you were on the truck?

        Thanks,

        Mark
        1999 4087 Cummins 270's
        AB 12 Yamaha 25
        Cruising the Pacific NW from Anacortes to Desolation Sound

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          #5
          Mark,

          I have checked through the paperwork from the purchase in '04, but I'm afraid I have nothing to indicate the overall height for transportation - sorry I can't help further.
          Rob
          Bayliner 5788
          'Merlin V'
          Vancouver BC

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            #6
            Thanks anyway Rob!
            1999 4087 Cummins 270's
            AB 12 Yamaha 25
            Cruising the Pacific NW from Anacortes to Desolation Sound

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              #7
              there is no good info on this,

              if anyone knows Please let others know as well.

              do you know what the height of the boat is with the arch and the back roof off?
              is taking the flybridge off a must to get this under 13 6" with a trailer?



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              • brad4550
                brad4550 commented
                Editing a comment
                Yes that information would be nice,however this Post is over 4 years old.

              #8
              When we had our 3788 hauled we used DRFTCo: Home (drftco.com). Can't recommend him more. He has a lowboy trailer. The props were removed but not the rudders and our load height I think was around 14'6" with deliver up I-5 from Long Beach CA to Portland OR. I know this doesn't help you with specifics as to loaded height.
              Tony Bacon,
              Washougal, WA
              Caspian, MMSI 338355743
              1997 3788 Cummins 250hp

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                #9
                If anyone has these measurements please let us know Some one out there must know this

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                  #10
                  Hi. I shipped my 4087 from New York to newfoundland. I hired a trucking company and I had to remove the hard top, flybridge, radar arch. Also the handrail behind the seats on the fly bridge. The brackets that the handrail was kept on was the highest point on the boat. And it was just under 13’6” while on the boat trailer. Didn’t have to remove the rudders or the shaft. But I did have to remove the props. I hope this helps.

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                    #11
                    Hi,
                    I moved my 4087 by truck from Maryland to NL, Canada. In my case, I had to remove the props and rudders in addition to what Merlin removed and the railing as CraigL mentioned. I took pictures of all the wiring and under the dash before disassembly. One of my biggest issues was the boatyard simply through every screw, nut and washer into one big bucket. You will be best served having separate containers for each segment, ie hardtop, radar arch, flybridge skirt, railing etc.

                    The flybridge console was let go from the flybridge skirt and taped to the floor with all of the wiring and steering left intact, so it just had to be screwed back on to the skirt with no hassle. The flybridge console did get get nicked by one of the overpass height indicators, but it was not major.

                    I have pics of it sitting on the truck that I can hunt down if it would help...Just PM me and I will send them to you.

                    Regards

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