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  • How to Transport Our Bayliner 2859

    We're looking to have our boat trucked to Pasco, WA
    next year so we can cruise the Columbia.
    We've talked to a couple of transport companies.
    One is way expensive and the other just flat says
    they won't do it. Boat is in La Conner, WA.

    Does anyone have any suggestions how to get our
    2859 to Pasco early next May? We don't have a truck
    or a trailer.
    1994 2859 in Tacoma, WA
    7.4 Mercruiser
    Still learning about other systems
    and specs.

  • #2
    Seems like the elephant in the room: Trucks and trailers are expensive. Transport is expensive. Towing a heavy boat up a pretty steep pass seems like a heavy ask for friends. Buck up and pay, one way or another.
    Tally and Vicki
    "Wickus" Meridian 341
    MMSI 338014939


    • #3
      An actual pro is going to be expensive. Bare minimum if he's close to LaConnor he is going to be right at his 10hr commercial driver limit. It will be an oversized load one way. I would expect something in the ballpark of $3500 and that is even probably low given what prices have done recently on everything. I am not talking about Associated or other boat movers that do big boats with class 8 tractors. This will be a U-ship guy with a 350-550 class truck and probably a rented trailer.

      A moonlighter won't probably have all the insurance he should. I don't have a trailer any more, but have done odd stuff for $$ here and there. I wouldn't do this for less than ~$1500 and I would have to know you and be a "buddy rate" and some sort of road trip with said buddy.

      Anybody willing to do that run for less than that - Run

      Fuel to do that haul will be $250+
      1999 Sandpiper Pilothouse - Current
      1989 3888 - 2011-2019, 1985 Contessa - 2005-2011, 1986 21' Trophy 1998-2005
      Nobody gets out alive.


      • #4
        Take the boat yourself down the coast to the Columbia River. I think it would be a great adventure.
        Jeff & Tara (And Hobie too)
        Lake Havasu City, AZ
        Current: 2022 Sun Tracker Sport Fish 22 XP3 w/ Mercury 200
        2000 Bayliner 3388 Cummins 4bta 250s (SOLD 2020)
        2000 Bayliner 2858 MCM 7.4 MPI B3 (SOLD 2018)
        2007 Bayliner 305 MCM twin 350 Mag B3s (SOLD 2012)
        2008 Bayliner 289 MCM 350 Mag Sea Core B3 (SOLD 2009)
        And 13 others...
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        • talman
          talman commented
          Editing a comment
          That sounds like a really bad idea. At hull speed, maybe 400 mile capacity. On plane, maybe 100, so out of the question? Just numbers out of my head. And no backup propulsion? Carry jugs of fuel? Bar crossings? yuk!

      • #5
        Thats’ s like a 5 hour drive and a little over a tank of diesel in my F250. I’d do it for you if I was still up there and had my 2859 trailer.
        Why don’t you buy a trailer?
        You could could rent it out occasionally. From my time up there I remember there were always people looking to rent trailers for the bigger boats.
        I kept my trailer even after I sold my 3288 and put the 2859 in the slip. It was great to be able to pull it out and take it to lakes.
        It was a sad day when I sold it and put it on the barge to Alaska.
        Huntington Beach, California
        2018 Element 16
        Currently looking for 32xx in South Florida
        Former Bayliners: 3218, 2859, 2252, 1952


        • #6
          I rented a trailer from Aurora rents when I purchased my 2556, not sure if they had any triple axle trailers but might be worth a call. Of course you’d still need a substantial tow vehicle.
          Edmonds, WA
          "THE FIX" '93 2556
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