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What is the best way to ship a kayak?

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th_up Forward Air RomanLA
51721 I've shipped several kayaks to different locations. It has always been right around $80 and you can add insurance for $1 per $100 of insurance.

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note cheapest shippin'... Popinnwga
59479 ... from my experience is Greyhound Bus Lines.

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77668 Hornet
Greyhound works well and is reasonably inexpensive with a couple of limiters being part of the Greyhound rule book. No boat can be any longer than 82" and You must package the boat with something. The two acceptable somethings being cardboard or Bubble wrap. I'd say what seems to be the easiest is the bubble wrap (can purchase in rolls from Home depot) and tape it up. I had one shipped to me recently covered in both bubble wrap and cardboard combined without issue. We shipped from San Diego California to Chicago for $94.00. You can get an price for shipping right on their (shipping) website along with shipping/bus terminal locations. The price they gave me on the website was low and needed to be increased by $10.00 Transaction went like this. ................ Boat was shipping to me. I called the shipping (out of) location prior to the drop off by the seller and Greyhound took the order. Seller dropped off the boat and when he did so the shipper (greyhound) created and tracking number which I could trace on line. as soon as the tracking number was confirmed I Paid the seller by way of Paypal. Worked safely and very well.
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question Shipping Kayaks? PrincessPaddler
57745 What is the best way to ship a kayak? I have a kayak in Hollywood, Maryland that I would like to ship down to Asheville, NC. In past experiences, what has worked best? thanks!

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22691 I can't find an EZG 42 in the SE and am trying to work out deals with people elsewhere but really have no idea about shipping. Is it pretty safe to ship a boat? I'd hate to pay for shipping and end up with a damaged boat. Also, what company is best to us...

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17809 I am getting ready to ship a kayak from the Southeast to the Northeast. I called Forward Air and got a quote of $212.63, which is ridiculous. The kayak is about 8 1/2 feet long, not a playboat, so Greyhound is out of the question, too. Anybody shipped a...

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