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Old 23 September 2004, 07:55   #1
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Transporting ribs

I need some advice on transporting a rib from Weymouth to Inverness. Does anyone know of a company that will tow a rib on a trailer or put the whole thing on the back of a flat bed truck ??

The rib is 9.5m long and is a big lump and sits on its own road worthy trailer, and will need to be towed by a very capable 4x4 or truck. The schedule is pretty open and can fit around a companys' timetable availability etc

I am looking for quotes, contact names etc. I already have one in from P Lemmer.
Any help would be appreciated
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Old 23 September 2004, 08:02   #2
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How much does she way?
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Old 23 September 2004, 08:10   #3
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David Manning with his patrol may do it he posts hear!
Or you could try this http://www.bosunsmate.co.uk/towing.htm
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Try companies that move mobile homes - the big static 'uns. I believe this is how Mike Deacon got Hot Lemon (10 Scorp) to Scotland a couple of years ago.
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Have you thought of hiring a Land Rover?

http://www.shb.co.uk/

If the outfit is on a road legal trailer the Land Rover / Discovery will tow up to 3500kgs.

A Discovery would prob be the best comfort wise for such a long journey.
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Old 23 September 2004, 10:02   #6
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Give Stuart a call posts as Rogue Wave
He and his associate brought my Redbay down from Inverkip to Plymouth for a very reasonable price compaired to some of the other quotes.
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Old 23 September 2004, 10:08   #7
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Have you thought of hiring a Land Rover?
If he's going to do it himself he may as well do it properly and go by sea. Shouldn't take more than four days.

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Was gonna say what about taking it by sea!
I can do it in early Nov, but weather window might be a problem!
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I might suggest looking at the costings first.
2 x 200's, about 1 litre per mile each? 2 per mile. Say 700 miles = 1400
Then 1 night in Weymouth plus 2 more en-route plus 1 in Inverness.
4 nights per crew member, food and a half of bitter, say 100 per night =400 plus rail fare home 100?
With marina fees etc say 2000 for boat and skipper plus 500 per crew member??
Loads of fun, I agree, but I doubt it's the cheapest way to do it.
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I didn't say it was going to be the cheapest way, although I'm sure that there are plenty of potential crew who would be happy to split the costs.

Going by road isn't going to be exactly cheap either I suspect -- it will be interesting to see what prices people come up with.

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