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MarkP
05-28-2014, 01:34 PM
I did a search but didn’t want to thread jack so?? Can anyone offer suggestions for shipping a prostar 205 2500 miles west. I would rather not “pull” the boat with me but do want to use it in our new home.

Know a good flatbed guy??? pa to id

cbryan70
05-28-2014, 01:35 PM
uship.com

MC25
05-28-2014, 01:35 PM
If you dont wanna pull it, get a quote from uship


Well, seems we had the same idea at the same time. Lol

east tx skier
05-28-2014, 02:18 PM
Where you moving, Mark? Good to see you on here!

MarkP
05-28-2014, 02:18 PM
Good deal. I'll give that a shot..

Thanks!:cool:

MarkP
05-28-2014, 02:21 PM
Where you moving, Mark? Good to see you on here!

You too Doug. Boise ID at the end of June.. Won’t be in Kansas anymore!! BIG move!!

east tx skier
05-28-2014, 02:23 PM
Cool! I was on Google trying to draw a 2,500 mile arc west of Cranberry Township. Best of luck with the move.

Can I have the Wolf Oven? :)

MarkP
05-28-2014, 02:29 PM
I think that Wolf sold the house. been a while since we have been out west but I cant wait. Its about all over except the crying.

east tx skier
05-28-2014, 03:14 PM
How old are the kids these days?

H2ORidr
05-28-2014, 03:25 PM
Beware, Uship is a bunch of amateurs looking to make a buck. They are often not properly insured and often not properly equipped to move the items they are moving. Watch one episode of Shipping Wars and you will see exactly what kind of yahoos Uship uses.

Check out actual boat movers. I drive by these guys fairly often and I've seen all manner and sizes of boats in their yard. They know what they are doing:

http://www.triplesinvitational.com/live/

Other places around the US are similar to them and a google search should pop them right up. If you are not in a hurry and have some flexibility on time that can greatly reduce the cost. They can wait until they have a unit going one way and haul your boat back the other way.

MarkP
05-28-2014, 03:39 PM
Thanks rider I will look into them too.

Doug , 10, 14,18. the oldest one is coming back to start pit in a few months.

tommydbouy
05-28-2014, 11:10 PM
I used Uship last year to ship a boat from Tx to Oh. Everything went well. I did not go with the cheapest bid. I went with a shipper that had all positive feedback had 100+ transactions. Many of them were boats. He was about $50 more than the cheapest. Good luck.

east tx skier
05-28-2014, 11:58 PM
Thanks rider I will look into them too.

Doug , 10, 14,18. the oldest one is coming back to start pit in a few months.

Wow! Time flies. Good for her!

ccelia
05-29-2014, 09:04 AM
I used these guys this year to get my boat from Chicago to Washington DC and was very pleased with the service and the cost.

http://www.surfnturfshipping.com/

Shoot me a PM if you want and I'd be happy to share my experience.

longboardebo
05-30-2014, 11:45 AM
I just shipped my 2013 X55 from NJ to CA.

I can't say enough good things about Mitch Levin of AFS Shipping. Mitch organized the whole move for me, got the best rates, and insurance, etc.

They moved the boat in 4 days coast to coast without a single issue, and I was even given the drivers contact phone number.

Contact - [email protected] / +1 (954) 558-6602

MarkP
06-05-2014, 10:10 PM
Thanks for all the tips guys!I started worrying that I was going to run out of time
so I threw it on Craigslist. 4 days and down the road and whent. Not sure if I'm happy or sad. At least I don't have to tow it 2200 some odd miles.

gsxrjtt
06-06-2014, 08:28 AM
No worries I just shipped an x2 from Tampa fl to Edmonton Alberta Canada about 3,200 miles.

I did commercial plastic sell around the boat and covering speakers 2x then used the cover with straps .. Did the strapping so it didn't hit the boat.

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H2ORidr
06-06-2014, 08:36 AM
That is the one thing I wish I had done was to wrap the tower. I drove my boat back from KS to MN and I got so many bugs stuck to the tower that it took me hours and hours of scrubbing to get them off. :mad:

ski_king
06-11-2014, 12:02 PM
Thanks for all the tips guys!I started worrying that I was going to run out of time
so I threw it on Craigslist. 4 days and down the road and whent. Not sure if I'm happy or sad. At least I don't have to tow it 2200 some odd miles.

Mark, sorry to hear you sold the boat. A friend of mine was looking for that exact boat.

I hope the move goes well and you get another boat out there. Keep in touch!

MarkP
06-11-2014, 02:46 PM
that woulda been great. Sadly, It went quick though.

east tx skier
06-11-2014, 04:33 PM
Thanks for all the tips guys!I started worrying that I was going to run out of time
so I threw it on Craigslist. 4 days and down the road and whent. Not sure if I'm happy or sad. At least I don't have to tow it 2200 some odd miles.

End of an era, for sure. Hope you get another one soon! Good luck with the move.

MarkP
06-13-2014, 12:40 PM
End of an era, for sure!! Right now I'm shopping the area near Boise, or as far as 6-8 hrs away? The kids are on me about wanting to spend the summer on the boat.. Just so happy I will not be pulling the boat 31 hrs!

X1inOHIO
06-13-2014, 03:39 PM
I used uship.com to ship my boat from Jacksonville, FL to Cleveland, OH. But make sure you do your HW and go with a reputable shipper.

shepherd
06-13-2014, 05:00 PM
End of an era, for sure!! Right now I'm shopping the area near Boise, or as far as 6-8 hrs away? The kids are on me about wanting to spend the summer on the boat.. Just so happy I will not be pulling the boat 31 hrs!

If I was in your position... there's a mint '93 PS190 for sale in Oregon I'd be picking up soon.

KxCorky
06-13-2014, 05:28 PM
Welcome to Boise! I don't think I have talked to anyone on here the lives here yet! If you need me to go look at some boats let me know. I live 5 min from the Water Ski Pro Shop which is the Mastercraft dealer. (they don't have any in stock right now) You won't be sad for too long when you see all there is to do here!