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Old 12 May 2005, 16:47   #1
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shipping a ribcraft 5.85 back to the motherland

I wanted to let you guys know of a meeting i just had with a shipping co. and spoke of shipping my used 5.85 back to England in case anyone was interested in buying it there. A few of you have seen the listing on ebay and complimented me on it. Now according to the people hear it could be available to you for as little as shipping accoss a few states over here. There is quite a bit of room left over in one of these 40' containers that would be used to ship the boat. This allows other items to be loaded and making it a resonable fee to ship it. I don't have actual #'s but we spoke in relationship to shipping across the US in a dedicated container and i know that was more.

sound reasonable?.... ridiculous?......not worth it?.....love the idea and your checks in the mail?.......please let me know what you think.

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Old 13 May 2005, 01:03   #2
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Ray,
just wondered if you had looked into the import/sales tax back into the UK?
I know last time I sent something there ;the recipient got hit for a substancial amount.
Maybe some of the guys know the rate thats charged now, but could be quite a sum on an expensive RIB.
I went the otherway and imported from the UK. But did that on an open skid as container shipping was almost twice the price.
Good luck,
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Old 13 May 2005, 13:35   #3
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uk to west coast

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if you don't mind me asking what did the skid shipping cost you to the west coast did it come all the way via water or was it offloaded on east coast and hauled over the road to you.
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Old 13 May 2005, 19:32   #4
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Ray,
was all handled by "completeFreight" out of Southampton.
wwww.completefreight.net
or email to sales@completefreight.net
They arranged collection from Barnett marine ,loaded aboard ship at southampton and shipped to Port huneume (just north of Los Angeles.)
I collected from there,but I believe the boat does go on further North.
All up ,came to just over $2000 .The cheapest containerised deal I looked at was $3500.
The Agent I dealt with was named Simon, who handled a lot of boat and yacht freight and was extremely helpful.
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Old 13 May 2005, 22:14   #5
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frieght to la

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thanks, that info is more than i got from an hour meeting with my guy here wow $2000 that's dam cheap.... i couldn't ship it across the US for that. I'm sure it would be even cheaper to the east coast. I wonder if the cost are the same going the other way??
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Old 14 May 2005, 01:44   #6
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Drop Simon an email.
He was very knowledgable and sure he would let you know whats feasible.
The boat did a loop from Southampton, going down the East Coast of the US. through the Panama canal and up the West coast.So they drop of and pick up at several locations.
Mine was put on a metal ,forkliftable cradle,the tubes deflated and then well wrapped as you can see.
Alternativley if you are selling with the trailer, you could ship with that, as its a roll on roll off ferry.(However the purchaser inthe UK would probably have to modify the trailer to conform to the UK requirements.)
cheers Dal
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