On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 9:24 AM, loosemoosefilmworks <loosemoosefilmworks@...>
We explored shipping Loose Moose 2 via the container route and while LM2 would not fit inside a standard 40 foot container being nearly the same size as a container makes shipping a Loose Moose 2 a pretty simple affair as deck cargo and cheaper than shipping via container.
That said, shipping your boat via container or as deck cargo is a much more expensive way of getting from point A to point B when all is said and done as there are a lot of hidden costs and problems that present themselves.
The cost of going with one of the boat shipping specialists like Dockwise (http://www.yacht-transport.com/home) is VERY expensive,fraught with schedule problems and very hard on the boat...
LM2 is the boat I would have chosen to redesign into a container boat. I was not thinking in terms of going to a boat shipping specialist, but just a regular freight forwarder, with the boat able to be rolled in and out and not requiring any dock cranes or specialized equipment.
As regards Annie Hill, sailing is her life, but few people have her kind of time to devote to it.
I'm sorry, I didn't intend to move this thread away from trimarans, but fast passages is the primary advantage of multihulls and I was just positing an alternative.