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Old     (canada_air)      Join Date: Nov 2003       10-12-2005, 3:33 PM Reply   
i have been looking into getting boat shipped by rail and the rail company is telling me the boat is to wide for there cars.the boat has 8 foot beam but another buddy of mine had 8foot beam shipped through same company. mixed stories. anybody here have experience with boat shipping through rail
Old     (twitch)      Join Date: Dec 2004       10-12-2005, 4:05 PM Reply   
you may be able to get it shipped... but it may be difficult as rail standards are


ISO Container Sizes
ISO containers, also referred to as intermodal containers, are used to transport freight throughout the world. ISO containers are designed for transportation by more than just one mode: such as road and rail, or rail and ship. They are spefically design for convenient lifting and movement. The relevevant standard for ISO containers is ISO 668:1995 Series 1 freight containers - Classification, dimensions and ratings

ISO containers are manufactured in standard sizes. The standard width of ISO containers is 8 feet (2.44m ), the standard heights are 8 feet 6 inches (2.59m), and 9 feet 6 inches (2.9m), and the most common lengths are 20 feet (6.1m) and 40 feet (12.19m). The containers are also manufactured in a number of different lengths from 24 feet (7.31m) to 56 feet (17.22m)

and if the boat is 8 feet wide the trailer will be wider... and you may not be able to get it onboard

just some info...

if the train dosent have to use any tunnels you may be able to get it loaded on a flatbed trailer.
Old     (canada_air)      Join Date: Nov 2003       10-12-2005, 4:46 PM Reply   
flatbed they want $5-6000. my buddys boat was a ski challenger and the one i was gonna get is a ski challenger. my other buddy shipped his mastercraft but it is 7,10
Old     (super_air)      Join Date: Jun 2005       10-12-2005, 4:48 PM Reply   
Sounds like a road trip in the making.
Old     (canada_air)      Join Date: Nov 2003       10-12-2005, 5:53 PM Reply   
road trips can be fun. i did travelled that far for my mastercraft. 30hours each way
Old     (aidan)      Join Date: Feb 2004       10-12-2005, 10:25 PM Reply   
Get a legger........Should run you $100.00 day + expenses and gas.
Old     (goodtimes)      Join Date: Sep 2003       10-12-2005, 10:45 PM Reply   
Allen call Shelley at Consoladated Fastfreight in Saskatoon. They send most of their freight by train for long distance stuff. I'm pretty sure if it doesn't fit into a semi trailer, it is too wide.
Also call Select Classic Courier in Saskatoon. They are the most reasonably priced shipping company for boats, rv's, etc. I use them for bringing boats up from the US when I don't go get them myself.
What city are you shipping it from if I may ask?
Old     (goodtimes)      Join Date: Sep 2003       10-12-2005, 10:46 PM Reply   
Just noticed I spelled your name wrong. Sorry.
Old     (canada_air)      Join Date: Nov 2003       10-13-2005, 3:22 PM Reply   
the boat is in northeastern states. i was wondering if anybody has flown one way and rented truck to pull back when buying boat. i suppose in my case the rental cost would break bank
Old     (elmog)      Join Date: Nov 2002       10-13-2005, 8:24 PM Reply   
Rail is not an economical way to transport this sort of thing.

Try a trucking company if you can't tow it - we have backhoes and excavators hauled cross country all the time.


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