New Boat

Discussion in 'Announcements & FAQs' started by topgun1185, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. topgun1185

    topgun1185 New Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    New Jersey
    2007 44 Sundancer
    QSC 500
    Well I just traded in my 05' 320 and stepped up to a 2007 44 da. I bought the boat in Ohio and it's true what they say about fresh water boats....WOW!! I stored the boat in Ohio in heated storage for the winter. In the spring I'll truck it to New Jersey. Now I need help. Any info on transporting a 44? Thanks to all, I have always found this site to be very helpfull when trying to get a straight answer. I've already started reading all the 44 DA threads. It's always a pleasure to talk to real boaters. Happy Holidays to all and I know we've all said this before but I have a new boat waiting, I can't wait till spring. thanks again
  2. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    Call Joule Yacht Transport. Congrats! Very sexy boat.
  3. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    Congratulations. MM
  4. nwocouple2006

    nwocouple2006 Member

    Jun 30, 2009
    toledo oh
    1988 Weekender 300
    Twin 350 mercuiser inboards
  5. Pyrojodge

    Pyrojodge Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    May 1, 2011
    Lake Erie Ohio
    1989 Sea Ray 340 DA
    twin 454 Mercs
    Congrats on the new purchase... I hope we have a quick winter...
  6. dicor

    dicor New Member

    Feb 19, 2011
    boat Barnegat Bay, NJ (hopefully) - live Bucks Cty
    270 DA 1998
    7.4 Merc w/Bravo III Drive
    I had to have my boat hauled from Maryland to Waretown, NJ. I called around and found that there are a lot of so called good deals out there. I decided to use the Marina that I keep boat at because if there was any damage I wanted to know exactly where to send my lawyer and who to hound. The price was very competitive and the move went off flawlessly. Here is their link, Key Harbor Marina, Waretown, NJ ask for Fred he's the owner.
    PS: No matter who you choose make sure you have them shoot you a copy of their proof of insurance then call the company to be sure its up to date. This business has a lot of fly by night yahoos in it.
  7. SillyKnot2

    SillyKnot2 Member

    Mar 30, 2008
    1998 370DA
    Drive it back on the Erie Canal. Great way to get to know that beauty. That's how I got mine back to VT from OH.
  8. Aquarius

    Aquarius New Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    South by South
    310 Sundancer 2007
    350 Mags V Drives
    need some pics of your new boat!
  9. tdschafer

    tdschafer Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2009
    Long island , NY
    1997 330 sundancer
    twin 454's, Carb, V-Drives
    Congrats and good luck with the move!!
  10. Sum Escape

    Sum Escape Member

    Apr 7, 2009
    West Michigan
    2006 Grand Banks 47 Europa
    C 9 503 HP CATs
    Congrats and Enjoy! You will love it. Now if winter would just get over soon.....
  11. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    Congratulations on the new boat!

    +1 on bringing it back on the water!
  12. rcknecht

    rcknecht Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2009
    toms river,nj
    340 Sundancer 2001
    T 454 MPI
    You might want to ask Mike Aiello at MM Brick, about shipping... Mike is the regional MM VP and he covers the NE and Ohio... Maybe he can get one of his transport companies cut you break... Plus you may need to have your HT/arch and electronics re-installed...
  13. topgun1185

    topgun1185 New Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    New Jersey
    2007 44 Sundancer
    QSC 500
    Thanks for all the replies. I try the haulers mentioned by the members that posted. Also I know Mike from MM and will give him a call. I was thinking about bringing it back to NJ on her own bottom. Great shackdown cruise and something I always wanted to do. I'll have to get out the charts and look it over. I figure about a week? Has any else made this trip? I have read about the Erie and the locks seems like a great trip. One good point you can't get lost. LOL
  14. my3sons

    my3sons Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 24, 2009
    Summers- NY (Lake Erie), Winters- Somewhere Warm
    2004 400DB, Onan 9 kw Gen, Highfield RIB,
    Cummins 6CTA
    It's a good trip to make, it certainly is a nice easy way to get aquainted with the new boat. When I drove our 360 here from CT, expenses were about $2K less than trucking and pulling props, rudders and everything off the arch. We took 12 days to do it to make a vacation out of it, but it could be done in a lot less time. If you decide to do it, let me know, and I can share some tips and info. But I would suggest a trucking back up plan, Huricane Irene raised all kinds of problems with the canal, and although they expect to have a regular open in early to mid May, time will tell.
    Congrats on the new boat and good luck with her.
  15. HUMPH

    HUMPH Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2009
    2003 410DA,
    2009 Walker Bay 13’
    CAT 3126TA's 350HP/
    50HP Honda
    Don't forget to post some pictures of your new beautiful boat!
  16. Topgun, I'll do part of the trip with you. I'm on Oneida Lake & Erie Canal.

    I can get you to the Hudson River safe & sound. :smt001

  17. topgun1185

    topgun1185 New Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    New Jersey
    2007 44 Sundancer
    QSC 500
    Wow I really want to thank everyone...allthough or maybe because i have i lot of miles behind me I was concern about 'local knowledge" i am seriously thinking about driving her back. The lakes i don't know. I may take you up on the offers. many thanks I'm trying to figure out how to make my pictures smaller and then i'll post them i do't want to disapoint!!
  18. Don't be afraid !!! its a easy run to NJ. :smt001.
  19. topgun1185

    topgun1185 New Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    New Jersey
    2007 44 Sundancer
    QSC 500
    I think I got it!!

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  20. topgun1185

    topgun1185 New Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    New Jersey
    2007 44 Sundancer
    QSC 500
    I figured I'd ask how many miles or gallons of fuel to the erie or if you know to NYC. I'm going to chart it this weekend but I figured I'd ask.

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