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Old 25 June 2013, 07:18   #1
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Courier recommendation for outboard

Just wondered if anyone can recommend a courier company?
I have a little 3hp Yam Malta I need picking up in Swansea and bringing to Newcastle. It would need packing/boxing by the courier company on pick up, so hoping someone on here can share a positive experience of a company doing that.

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Speedshift, intercounty Distrubition, "Online Pallet" if you down down the pallet route, more expensive but less likely to get damaged, plus for an extra 12 they will wrap it onto the pallet etc.

Hand courier another option, cheaper. Parcelforce would do it for around 18 up to 30 kgs. Higher risk of damage, which won't be covered by insurance unless in double walled box. Biggest problem I'm not aware of any hand courier who would wrap it for you, prior to delivery.

Shiply.com is another option, higher risk & expense but I'm sure a "white can man" will do the job personally without it being wrapped up etc.

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thanks Peter

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Further to Pete's reply, I've also used all of those methods. For a little 3hp I personally would try shiply. For anything big stick it on a pallet.
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