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Postby Milton on Wed Mar 02, 2005 7:05 pm

I am in Northern NSW, Byron Bay, (where there is only one Sabre) and I buy a boat in Melbourne.
Question: How do I freight/transport the boat to me? A firm called Toll Auto Logistics have quoted $2600, obviously way above budget.
I cannot drive down myself and trailer the boat back.
Please help, any ideas?

Postby fitzwarryne on Thu Mar 03, 2005 11:56 pm

The Sabre only weighs 41 kg and you can easily cartop it upside down over a weekend.

Ideally you should have a roof rack, but I recently drove 1200 km with my daughter's Sabre upside down on a mattress. There was no problem averaging 100km other than a 10% increase in fuel consumption. Tie for and aft, with rope. and sideways through the car's rear window or door with webbing if you have it otherwise wrapped rope. Check tightness after 1. 10 and 100km, then every two hours or fuel stop.

The cost would be some $260 in fuel plus one overnight stop. With two drivers sharing it would be straight forward.

Good luck but remember to insure!
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Thankyou Fitzwarrayne

Postby Milton on Fri Mar 04, 2005 9:55 pm

Very good suggestion, I appreciate your post, most heartening.
PS. I have a Wanted to buy Sabre post in the Buy and Sell.

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